Calls for papers


International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing


Special Issue on: "Microgrinding"

Guest Editors:
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, US
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK

Microgrinding is a process with increasing importance especially in the area of manufacturing nanostructured surfaces. Microgrinding involves the machining of engineering materials using abrasive particles that are bonded in a matrix interspersed with induced and naturally occurring porosity. The development of bonded microgrinding tools is steadily gaining importance in addition to the development of grinding processes with loosely bonded and unbonded abrasive medium. The call for papers on microgrinding for this special issue is a reflection of the importance of this manufacturing process.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
  • Fundamental and applied research on micro and nanogrinding
  • Case studies and applications associated with micro and nanogrinding
  • Process and application development in the area of microgrinding
  • Computational studies in the area of microgrinding
Research that spans several fields 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 September 2007

Communication of peer reviews to authors : 30 November 2007

Deadline for revised manuscripts : 31 January 2008