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Thematic Issue – Letters: Nanomechanics and Nanomanipulation of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Call for Papers-Special Issue TNANO LETTERS

Nanomechanics and Nanomanipulation of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials

IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019)

With the rapid developments of low-dimensional (1D and 2D) nanomaterials in the last decades, critical issues
emerge regarding the precise manipulation and mechanical characterization of individual nanoscale building
blocks for their further electronic and functional applications. Various nanomanipulation and characterization
systems (such as AFM-atomic force microscopy, optical tweezers, magnetic field control, nanoindentation
techniques, etc) had been proposed since the 1990s. With the help of scanning and transmission electron
microscopy (SEM and TEM) as well as super-resolution optical microscopes, researchers now have the power to
manipulate and measure individual nanostructures with an intuitionistic, real-time, and in situ way, which
effectively accelerated the characterization and application of these nanomaterials in electronics, mechatronic
and biomedical fields. Despite these fascinating progresses, mechanics is the fundamental branch of natural
science, which concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to force or displacement, which
remains critical for structures at the nanoscale. Due to their nanosizes and high surface-area-to-volume ratio,
superior and unconventional mechanical properties, low-dimensional nanomaterials have significant influences
on their integration and real-device performance of the low-dimensional nanosystems.

The “Letters” Section (i.e., maximum of 4 pages of manuscript) in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
(TNANO) will devote a themed issue on “Nanomechanics and Nanomanipulation of Low-Dimensional
Nanomaterials”
to a collection of papers reflecting a more focused scope of the IEEE-NANO 2019
conference, especially highlighting research and technology development in the field of electronic and electrical
engineering, M/NEMS, micro/nanofabrication, nanomechanical sensors and actuators, micro/nanorobotics, and
1D/2D nanomaterials' mechanical behavior and deformation mechanism. We are accepting submissions only
from authors who have submitted abstracts for review to the conference, and invited speakers including Invite
Sessions, Keynote, and Plenary Speakers. Authors whose abstract has been accepted by the conference and
will submit full paper for IEEE Xplore Database inclusion MUST significantly expand and improve the previous
conference version to contain substantially new technical results for consideration of this Special Issue. (Please
refer to the information in the following website for IEEE TNANO regulations:
http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/

All submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical design of novel nanomanipulation and nanorobotic systems
  • in situ SEM/TEM/SPM mechanical characterization of 1D (nanowire/nanotube) and 2D (graphene/MoS2 etc.)
    nanomaterials
  • Modeling and simulation of mechanical properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials, based on first principles,
    molecular dynamics, etc
  • Mechanical properties of nanoelectronics and electromechanical systems and flexible electronics
  • Electromechanical properties, fatigue properties, interfacial properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials
    and their solid/liquid interfaces

Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form.
Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.
Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field of original research
and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters”
are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references.
Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne
Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper
to be considered for the Special Issue “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the Annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019)”. Note that the submitted
article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NANO 2019 conference papers.

Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: August 31, 2019
  • Notification of first review results: September 30, 2019
  • Submission of revised papers: October 31, 2019
  • Notification of final review results: November 30, 2019

Expected Date of Publication: The typical review process for TNANO is ~30 days before first decision. Once
accepted and the authors have complied with all IEEE copyright issues your paper will receive an official DOI
number and your paper will be available online on TNANO website under IEEE Xplore database. (Starting in
January 2019, IEEE TNANO will no longer have hardcopies, so as soon as your paper is accepted and approved
for final publication by the IEEE, it will be added to the transaction’s publication list, and will be SCI indexed.)
The expected publication date from your manuscript submission from receiving a DOI for your paper is ~100
days based on 2018 publication database)

Guest editors

Yang LU, Ph.D. (Leading Guest Editor for Inquiry)
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China
Email: yanglu@cityu.edu.hk

Weidong WANG, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Mechano-Electronic Engineering
Research Center of Micro/Nano Systems
Xidian University
Xi’an, Shaanxi 710071, China
Email: wangwd@mail.xidian.edu.cn

Minglin LI, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Fuzhou University
Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China
Email: liminglin@fzu.edu.cn

Contact person
Yang LU, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Room Y6613, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Phone: +852-3442-4061
Email: yanglu@cityu.edu.hk

Thematic Issue – Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Monday, February 18th, 2019

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Letters Sections seeks original research manuscripts for a Thematic Issue on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Background and Scope

 

The “Letters” Section in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue on
“Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems” to a collection of papers reflecting a more focused scope of the conference, especially highlighting research and technology development in the field of M/NEMS,
micro/nano/molecular fabrication, molecular sensors and actuators, nanoscale robotics, and nano/bio photonics and imaging. We are accepting submissions only from authors who have submitted abstracts for review to the conference, and invited speakers including Invite Session, Keynote, and Plenary Speakers. Authors whose abstract has been accepted by the conference and will submit full paper for IEEE Xplore Database inclusion MUST significantly expand and improve the previous conference version to contain substantially new technical results for consideration of this Special Issue, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process. (Please refer to the information in the following website for IEEE TNANO regulations: http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/

All submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  • Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterial Based Devices and Systems
  • Nanophotonics and Nanoscale Imaging
  • Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  • Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Micro/Nano Fluidics
  • Micro/Nano Mechanics
  • Nanobiology/Nanomedicine

Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.
Please follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne
Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2019) ”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NEMS 2019 conference papers.

Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Notification of first review results: August 1, 2019
  • Submission of revised papers: September 1, 2019
  • Notification of final review results: October 1, 2019

Expected Date of Publication:

The typical average review process for TNANO is ~30 days before first decision. Once accepted and the authors have complied with all IEEE copyright issues your paper will receive an official DOI number and your paper will be available online on TNANO website under IEEE Xplore database. (Starting in January 2019, IEEE TNANO will no longer have hardcopies, so as soon as your paper is accepted and approved for final publication by the IEEE, it will be added to the transaction’s publication list, and will be SCI indexed.) The expected publication date from your manuscript submission from receiving a DOI for your paper is ~100 days on average based on 2018 publication database)

Guest editors

Ting-Hsuan Chen, Ph.D. (Leading Guest Editor for Inquiry)
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Email: thchen@cityu.edu.hk

Inkyu Park, Ph.D.
KAIST Chair Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering / School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering
KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
Email: inkyu@kaist.ac.kr

Hideaki Tsutsui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Riverside
Email: htsutsui@engr.ucr.edu

Ting-Hsuan Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Room P6415, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Phone: +852-3442-4114
Email: thchen@cityu.edu.hk

Thematic Issue: Letters: Micro/Nano Robotics

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Letters Sections seeks original research manuscripts for a Thematic Issue on Micro/Nano Robotics

Background and Scope

 

Micro/nano robotics have played important roles in high precise manufacturing, in-situ characterization, biomedicine, and other emerging fields. It offers new opportunities for study at the
small scale, and has been regarded as an essential technology for both fundamental research in Lab and practicable applications in industry. This Thematic Issue aims to exhibit the short communications, comments or rigorous original papers describing current and expected challenges, along with potential solutions, for Micro/Nano Robotics in the journal of IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel concepts, materials and designs for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel sensing and control techiniques/theories for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel applications of micro/nano robots in high precise manufacturing and industry
  • Micro/nano robot-based in-situ characterization theory, systems and applications
  • Micro/nano robotics in emerging biomedical applications
  • Non-contact actuation for robotics at small scale

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges. The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the
topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The expected time to first decision is about 30 days. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

ieee.nanorobot@gmail.com

Deadlines for Manuscript Submission extended to 15th November 2017
 

Guest Editors

 

Yajing Shen, PhD, Assitant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
E-Mail: yajishen@cityu.edu.hk

Sylvain Martel, PhD, Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal, Canda
Email: sylvain.martel@polymtl.ca

Arianna Menciassi, PhD, Professor
BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Email: arianna@sssup.it

Zhan Yang, PhD, Assoicate Professor
Robotics and Microsystems Center
Soochow University, Suzhou, China
E-mail:yangzhan@suda.edu.cn

Qing Shi, PhD, Associate Professor
Intelligent Robotics Institute, School of Mechatronical Engnieering
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Email: shiqing@bit.edu.cn

Thematic Issue – Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of M/NEMS, micro/nano-fluidics, molecular sensors and actuators, nano-biotechnology, nanomaterials, molecular engineering, and nano/bio photonics. IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) sponsored the 12th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2017) held on April 9 – April 12, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA to promote advanced research and development activities in MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

    M/NEMS
    Micro/Nano Fluidics
    Biochips and Bio-MEMS
    Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
    Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
    Nanomaterials
    Nanomaterial Based Devices and Systems
    Micro/Nano Mechanics and Nanoscale Robotics
    Nano/Bio Photonics
    Nanobiotechnology

Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NEMS 2017 conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017 August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017 October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editor:

Wen J. Li, Ph.D.
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Email: wenjli@cityu.edu.hk

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered devices for broad ranges of biomedical applications. Recent development of micro/nano-technologies enables an emerging class of devices, which provide advanced capabilities not only to sense and/or stimulate living cells and tissues but also to deliver various bio-agents at their length scale. These platforms also open a new possibility to explore the interfacial interactions between micro/nano-materials and biology in a minimally invasive manner, which otherwise cannot be achievable by exploiting conventional bulk materials systems. The topics of interests in this special issue include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Advanced fabrication methods for micro/nano-scale biomedical devices
  • Micro/nano-scale recording and stimulation at cellular and/or tissue level
  • Micro/nano-scale force measurements of cell adhesion, migration, and contraction.
  • Minimally invasive intracellular and intratissue access and targeting by micro/nano-devices
  • Wearable biomedical devices enabled by micro/nano-materials and designs.
  • Mechanically soft and flexible micro/nano-devices for bio-integration.
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Chi Hwan Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
(Email: lee2270@purdue.edu)

Thematic Issue – Letters: Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered systems for mechanobiology. The capabilities of cells to sense and respond to biomechanical cues in the cell microenvironment, including matrix stiffness, topography, fluidic flow, external forces, etc., play critical roles in various physiological and pathological processes. The understanding of the mechanosensing mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels requires the development of novel micro- and nano-scale systems to interact with mechanosensing machineries in cells. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
 

  • Micro/nanofabricated devices for cell/molecular mechanics
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS
  • Microfluidics
  • Surface nanotopography
  • Molecular sensors for force measurement
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Engineered tumor microenvironment
  • Cell adhesion, migration, and contraction
  • Cell membrane mechanics
  • Cell-nanoparticles interactions
  • Constitutive and computational modeling of cells and biomolecules

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Follow the guideline (), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at , indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Yubing Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(Email: ybsun@umass.edu)

Deok-Ho Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Washington-Seattle
(Email: deokho@uw.edu)

Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Penn State University
(Email: pxw28@psu.edu)