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International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics


Special Issue on: "Biomechanics in Bioenergy"

Guest Editor: Prof. Vikas Tomar, Purdue University, USA

Current focus of bioenergy technologies is on understanding and manipulating the processes and mechanisms that either could convert plant and animal matter into energy resources or could mimick the natural systems for producing energy such as photosynthesis. The domain of exploration includes analyses at nanoscale such as quantum mechanical study of photocenters or large scale analyses for studying biodiesel production. Overall, the process flow in such technologies is the change in energy from one non-consumable form to a consumable form. Another important bioenergy technology of interest is based on using either inorganic or hybrid organic-inorganic nanoscale components in systems such as those intended for in-vivo tissue regeneration and for targeted drug delivery because of higher probability of sustainability in body.

The focus of this special issue is on bringing together researchers whose work has addressed any aspect of both types of bioenergy problems from the point of view of biomechanics. Its focus is on presenting information in the form of focused reviews and contemporary articles.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Biomechanics in natural and artificial photosynthesis systems
  • Biomechanics in biomolecular systems such as collagen with implications for bioenergy
  • Biomechanics in coupled organic-inorganic bioenergy systems
  • Biomechanics for in-vivo tissue engineering
Both computational as well as experimental analyses, focusing on the above mentioned topics, are welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 28 February, 2011 (extended)