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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)