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International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing


Special Issue on: “Design of Experiments (DOE) in Nanomanufacturing”:

Guest Editors: Professor Harriet Black Nembhard, Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA

At the nanoscale, the effects of design parameters on product characteristics cannot usually be known purely from phenomenological models and therefore, nanomanufacturing systems often require extensive data collection and analysis. Statistically-based design of experiments (DOE) is playing an important and increasing role in helping to increase the speed of the development cycle time, improve reliability, reduce process variability, and increase overall product and process quality in nanomanufacturing.

Therefore, the goal of this special issue of IJNM is to publish the current state-of-the-art in using design of experiments in nanomanufacturing.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Factorial and fractional factorial designs for characterising properties of nanoparticulates and nanocomposites
  • Split-plot and split-lot designs for nanoscale molecular assembly
  • Mixture designs for gas-phase nanoscale lubrication
  • Response surface designs for nanoscale optimisation
  • Multi-stage designs for nanofabrication
  • Applications of DOE in micro and nano engineering industries
  • Integrating statistically-based modeling into engineering curricula
Research that explores the development of new statistical designs to meet novel challenges in emerging technologies for nanomanufacturing is particularly welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 April 2007

Communication of peer reviews to authors: 31 May 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 30 June 2007