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International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing


Special Issue on: “Recent Developments and Innovations in NEMS/MEMS devices”

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jack Luo, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Bill Milne, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK
Professor Mark Jackson, Purdue University, USA

Nanotechnology encompasses technology performed at the nanoscale that has real world applications. Nanofabrication includes methods that manipulate atoms and molecules to produce single artifacts to produce sub-micron sized components and systems. Nanomanufacturing is a challenge presented to us to produce single nanoscale artifacts in a mass production fashion that obviously produces the accompanying economies of scale.

Nanotechnology will have a profound effect on our society that will lead to breakthrough discoveries in materials and manufacturing, electronics, medicine, healthcare, the environment, sustainability, energy, biotechnology, information technology, national security, and preventing the spread of global terrorism. Nanotechnology will lead the next industrial revolution.

As a special branch of nanotechnology, NEMS/MEMS technologies have had tremendous development in the last decade. NEMS/MEMS enabled technologies have penetrated into various areas and start to influence our daily life from health, automotive, space exploration, homeland security and anti-terrorist activity.

The purpose of this issue is to present recent developments and innovations in the field of nanofabrication and nanotechnologyof of NEMS/MEMS devices, and to provide insights of the future developments and applications of NEMS/MEMS devices. Therefore, the goal of this special issue of IJNM is to publish the current state-of-the-art in nanofabrication of NEMS/MEMS and to provide a forum for developing the next generation of novel NEMS products.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Fundamental research and developments on fabrication of NEMS/MEMS devices (including sensors and actuators)
  • Applied research and developments of new processes
  • Applications of fundamental research iofn industrial applications of materials
  • Emerging technologies or innovations in nanomanufacturing and nanofabrication, and new materials for NEMS/MEMS devices
  • New concepts and applications of NEMS/MEMS devices
Research that spans several fields and topic reviews on the development and applications of NEMS/MEMS devices 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: 26 January 2007

Communication of editorial decision to authors: 26 March 2007