International Journal of Abrasive Technology

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Xun Chen
ISSN online: 1752-265X
ISSN print: 1752-2641
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Abrasive technology concerns manufacturing processes involving use of abrasives in a variety of forms. It has a long history originating from the discovery of minerals. With the increasing requirements for high-precision and high-surface-quality components in various applications, (e.g. silicon wafers in the semiconductor industry and optical lenses in the precision instrument industry), abrasive technology is becoming increasingly important in precision manufacturing. IJAT deals with abrasive technology, covering theoretical and applied research, new technologies and applications. IJAT is published with support of the International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT).


 Topics covered include

  • Grinding, finishing, deburring, lapping, polishing, honing etc.
  • Truing, dressing, ELID for grinding
  • Abrasive jet machining/processing
  • Abrasive flow machining
  • Loose/suspended abrasive particle machining/polishing
  • Hybrid super-finishing processes
  • In-process measurement/monitoring
  • Metrology for precision/ultra-precision machining
  • Abrasives and tools, tribology
  • Precision/ultra-precision and abrasive machining
  • Micro-machining, super-finish/nano-surfacing
  • Surface characterisation/evaluation
  • Silicon wafer and brittle materials processing
  • Ecological/environmentally-friendly coolants/cooling
  • Teaching and learning innovations

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The objectives of IJAT are to provide a prime forum and communication channel for the interchange of information among academic researchers and industrial practitioners on the science, technologies and applications associated with precision and abrasive processing engineering.


Academics, researchers, industrial practitioners and university students specialising in manufacturing processes, precision engineering, abrasive processes and related fields.


IJAT publishes original research papers, review papers, technical papers and notes, short communications, case studies, and book reviews. Special issues devoted to the development of important topics in abrasive technology will be published periodically to compile selected papers from submissions to significant international conferences and symposiums and invited papers from prominent researchers.



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    Honorary Chief Editor

  • Wang, Jun, The University of New South Wales, Australia

    Editor in Chief

  • Chen, Xun, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Associate Editors

  • Azarhoushang, Bahman, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Huang, Chuanzhen, Shandong University, China
  • Ohashi, Kazuhito, Okayama University, Japan
  • Xu, Xipeng, Huaqiao University, China

American Editor

  • Marinescu, Ioan D., The University of Toledo, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Aoyama, Hideki, Keio University, Japan
  • Butler, David L., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Chao, Choung Lii, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Chen, Ming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Chen, Chao-Chang Arthur, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Choi, Honzong, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea
  • Denkena, Berend, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Gan, Yong X., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
  • Gao, Hang, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Gao, Yongsheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Guo, Dongming, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Huang, Han, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Jiang, Zhengyi, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Kang, Renke, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Krajnik, Peter, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Kuriyagawa, Tsunemoto, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Li, Xingsheng, CSIRO, Australia
  • Liao, Yunn-Shiuan, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Morgan, Michael, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Ohmori, Hitoshi, RIKEN, Japan
  • Paul, Soumitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Shi, Zhongde, National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada
  • Slocum, Alexander, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Tawakoli, Taghi, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Tso, Pei-Lum, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
  • Walker, David, University College London, UK
  • Wang, Chengyong, Guangdong University of Technology, China
  • Wu, Yongbo, Akita Prefectural University, Japan
  • Yuan, Julong, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • Yui, Akinori, National Defense Academy, Japan
  • Zhang, Liangchi, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Zhang, Feihu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Zhang, Bi, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Zhou, Libo, Ibaraki University, Japan


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