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International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing


Special Issue on: “Commercialisation of Nanotechnology-Based Products”

Guest Editors:
David Tolfree, Technopreneur Ltd, UK
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK

In the past ten years, significant advancements have been made in the development of new manufacturing processes and infrastructure dedicated to commercialising nanotechnology-based products and systems for applications in almost every sector of industry. Both public and private investment levels remain high, fuelled by optimistic market predictions. But to meet expectations, companies have to be increasingly aware and concerned about manufacturing issues such as integration, functionality, safety and reliability, and costs. The potentially disruptive nature of the technology can distort markets and therefore its consequences must be considered in any commercialisation strategy.

The goal of this special issue of IJNM is to publish the current status and future directions of the nanotechnology in relation to its maturity in producing new products and systems, taking into account the manufacturing issues referred to above. Selected papers will be published from the International Conference on Commercialisation of Micro-Nanosystems (COMS2006). The editors will also accept submissions to this special issue from authors who do not intend to participate in the conference, particularly from companies who are intending to have new products on the market in the near future. Contributions from market specialists and VCs and public funding bodies are welcomed.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Fundamental commercialisation Issues related specifically to nanotechnology–based products and systems
  • Relationship between innovation, manufacturing processes and end product realisation
  • Applications and market studies of nanotechnology–based products and systems
  • Time-to-market issues
  • Future market applications for nanoproducts

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 September 2006

Communication of peer reviews to authors: 31 October 2006

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 30 November 2006