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MEMS devices are found in many of today’s electronic devices and systems, from air-bag sensors in cars to smart phones, embedded systems, etc. Increasingly, the reduction in dimensions has led to nanometer-scale devices, called NEMS. The plethora of applications on the commercial market speaks for itself, and especially for the highly precise manufacturing of silicon-based MEMS and NEMS. While this is a tremendous achievement, silicon as a material has some drawbacks, mainly in the area of mechanical fatigue and thermal properties. Silicon carbide (SiC), a well-known wide-bandgap semiconductor whose adoption in commercial products is experiening exponential growth, especially in the power electronics arena. While SiC MEMS have been around for decades, in this Special Issue we seek to capture both an overview of the devices that have been demonstrated to date, as well as bring new technologies and progress in the MEMS processing area to the forefront. Thus, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on: (1) novel designs, fabrication, control, and modeling of SiC MEMS and NEMS based on all kinds of actuation mechanisms; and (2) new developments in applying SiC MEMS and NEMS in consumer electronics, optical communications, industry, medicine, agriculture, space, and defense.

Prof. Dr. Stephen Edward Saddow
Prof. Dr. Daniel Alquier
Prof. Dr. Jing Wang
Dr. Francesco La Via
Dr. Mariana Fraga
Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information: Micromachines | Special Issue : SiC based Miniaturized Devices

Our edited book Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage is now available on ScienceDirect:


Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage | ScienceDirect


Table of contents


Part 1: Emerging materials for dye-sensitized solar cells and thermoelectrics

Chapter 1. SnTe: Structure, Synthesis and Thermoelectric properties

Chapter 2. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles as Electron Transport Layer in Third Generation Solar Cells


Part 2: Emerging materials for electrochemical applications

Chapter 3. Exploring the properties and fuel cell applications of atomic layer deposited metal oxide ultrathin films

Chapter 4. Development, Challenges and Prospects of Carbon-Based Electrode for Lithium Air Batteries


Part 3: Emerging materials for supercapacitors

Chapter 5. Emerging 2D nanomaterials for supercapacitor applications

Chapter 6. Prospective Synthesis Approaches to Emerging Materials for Supercapacitor

Chapter 7. Advances in Flexible supercapacitors for portable and wearable smart gadgets

Chapter 8. Simple Parallel-Plate Capacitors to High–Energy Density Future Supercapacitors: A Materials Review


Part 4: Emerging materials for multifunctional applications in energy conversion and storage

Chapter 9. Advanced nanocarbon materials for future energy application


Part 5: Emerging materials for hydrogen storage

Chapter 10. All-metal and Non-metal Aromatic Clusters as Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide Storage Materials

Chapter 11. Liquid Phase Chemical Hydrogen Storage: From Recent Developments to Future Objectives

Chapter 12. Recent progresses on the Mg-Co-H and Mg-Fe-H systems for hydrogen storage applications

Chapter 13. A systematic approach to the synthesis, thermal stability and hydrogen storage properties of rare earth borohydrides


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Call for Papers: (Nano)-materials for Biomedical Applications

Focus Issue: Journal of Materials Research

(Nano)-materials for Biomedical Applications
Issue date: June 2019
Submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Nanotechnology has been responsible for an unprecedented positive impact in healthcare advances, by merging fundamental and applied sciences as complementary tools envisioning an enhanced quality of life. Recently, a broader spectrum of high performance nanomaterials and material-based nanosystems has been engineered to address challenges in medical and health-related fields. At the same time, there has been a shift in importance from designing exclusively bioinert materials to instead producing complex bioactive building blocks for mimicking targeted functions. This JMR Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: different fabrication approaches and applications, (ii) design and characterization of novel biomedical materials and devices as well as their structure-property relationships with biological responses, and (iii) novel (bio)-nanomaterials as potential candidates to integrate multifunctional devices targeting self-assembly materials.

Contributing papers are solicited in the following areas:

• Nanotechnology and drug delivery
• Biocompatible materials
• Implants and coatings
• Tissue engineering and regenerative materials
• Fabrication of sensors and biosensors
• Biomimetics
• Materials for medical devices
• Materials in clinical dentistry
• Materials in orthopedics and biomechanics

Guest Editors:

Mariana Amorim Fraga, Universidade Brasil, Brazil
Stephen E. Saddow, University of South Florida, USA
Bruno V. Manzolli Rodrigues, Universidade Brasil, Brazil
Jorge A. de Moura Delezuk, Instituto Federal Paraná, Brazil
Rodrigo Sávio Pessoa, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Sachin Khapli, New York University,  Abu Dhabi, UAE n/jmr-focus-issues/call-for-papers-nano-…


We have been invited by Dr. Aloysius Hepp (Elsevier Consulting Editor for S&T Books, focusing on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage) to edit a book titled: “Emerging Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage”. The purpose of this book is to present the state-of-art of emerging materials for energy conversion technologies (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage technologies (batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage).


The book will be organized into five (5) Primary Sections, namely:


(1) Emerging materials for solar cell and photovoltaic applications,


(2) Emerging materials for fuel cell applications,


(3) Emerging materials for battery electrode applications,


(4) Emerging materials for supercapacitor applications, and


(5) Emerging materials for hydrogen storage applications,


which aiming to cover aspects of fundamentals, functionalities, challenges and prospects of different classes of emerging materials, such as but not limited to, wide bandgap semiconductors, oxides, carbon-based nanostructures, advanced ceramics, chalcogenide nanostructures, and flexible organic electronics nanomaterials, for energy conversion and storage applications. The targeted audiences of this edited book are postgraduates, researchers, and practicing engineers working in this area. This edited book will be published by ELSEVIER and it is expected to be fully published in 2018.

If you are interested in contributing to this edited book, please send an email to with your chapter proposal (abstract with maximum 300 words) up to March 25, 2017. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit the full chapters by August 25, 2017. Length of each chapter is about 10,000 words. No. of illustrations of each chapter are between 5 to 7 only. Full chapter submission must be made through an on-line submission system that will be announced later. Only submissions in Word format will be considered. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by 2 or more reviewers.


Book Editors:

Kuan Yew Cheong

Giuliana Impellizzeri

Mariana Amorim Fraga