Special Journal Issue on Remote Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing Science, Engineering, and Education

Oct 21, 2020

The ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on the topic “Remote Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing Science, Engineering, and Education.” Authors who are interested in having their manuscripts included in the special issue, to be published in March 2021, should submit their manuscripts by December 15, 2020.
This special issue is devoted to new trends brought forward partly due to unprecedented challenges encountered by the scientific community during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.  
Many research labs are either closed or have severely restricted access, and consequently, experimental research has, at least temporarily, slowed down. At the same time, the research community is resilient. They have switched to the modes of research available – analysis of previously collected data, simulation-based approaches, efficient use of available (albeit limited) access to the labs, and remote ways of communication with colleagues and research teams. Remote education has found nearly ubiquitous application. It is likely that some of the research and education approaches developed as temporary solutions during the current health emergency will be utilized widely even when the health crisis subsides and will represent new approaches used in academia and industry.
The special issue is looking for contributions on a wide range of topics ranging from new ways of conducting science away from the lab and description of novel manufacturing processes that have been thought up while away from the labs, proposals of new remote ways of teaching manufacturing classes, and biomanufacturing processes related to COVID-19 diagnostics. It seeks technical papers, such as simulation-based research or artificial intelligence-enhanced manufacturing, as well as some reflective opinion pieces on the impact of the current health crisis on the future of the micro- and nano-manufacturing field.
Manuscripts to be included in the special issue should concentrate on a range of topics including remote science; novel manufacturing processes; biomanufacturing; manufacturing for health technology; artificial intelligence enhanced manufacturing; cyber physical production systems; micro-manufacturing; nano-manufacturing; and sustainable micro-manufacturing.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal by December 15, 2020, via Journals Connect at journaltool.asme.org. Authors who have an account should log in and select “Submit Paper” at the bottom of the page. Authors without an account should select “Submissions” and follow the steps. At the Paper Submittal page, authors should select the “ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing” and then select the special issue “Remote Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing Science, Engineering, and Education.” Opinion pieces 500 to 1,000 words long will be accepted. Manuscripts received after the deadline or not selected for inclusion in the special issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.
The special issue editors are Lawrence Kulinsky, adjunct professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of California Irvine, USA, lkulinsk@uci.edu; Massimiliano Annoni, associate professor, department of mechanical engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, massimiliano.annoni@polimi.it; and Irene Fassi, Dr, CNR-STIIMA, Italy, irene.fassi@cnr.it.
For more information on the ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing, visit https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/micronanomanufacturing. To learn more about the ASME Journal Program, visit www.asme.org/publications-submissions/journals/information-for-authors

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