Focus Issue on 4D Materials and Systems + Soft Robotics

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ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Focus Issue on 4D Materials and Systems + Soft Robotics

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a focus issue in connection with the 4DMS+SoRo: 4D Materials & Systems + Soft Robotics Symposium that took place during PRiME 2020.

This focus issue accepts submissions on all aspects of additive manufacturing (3D and 4D printing) of solid state materials and systems with a focus on soft robotics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, innovative technologies and materials, materials processing, energy storage, batteries, energy harvesting, power transmission, electronic displays, artificial intelligence, sensors and actuators for soft robotics, etc.

Focus issue submissions are open to all authors including authors presenting during PRiME 2020.

Contributors to this focus issue from PRiME 2020 are also encouraged to submit a paper to ECS Transactions as a precursor to the journal submission. Submissions are due no later than August 7, 2020.

Accepting Submissions: November 5, 2020 | Submission Deadline: February 3, 2021


(At the time of submission, indicate that the paper is intended for the 4D Materials and Systems + Soft Robotics focus issue.)

Visit the ECS website for author submission instructions and requirements of each article type.

Download and read published proceedings papers in the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience from the PRiME 2020 Z02 symposium.

Guest Editors

Hidetmisu Furukawa, Yamagata University, Japan |
Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan |
Sheng-Joue Young, National Formosa University, Taiwan |
Zhenhuan Zhao, Xidian University, China |
Tsukasa Yoshida, Yamagata University Japan |
Yoon Hwa, Arizona State University, Berkeley, US |
Sathish K. Sukumaran, Yamagata University, Japan |
Masahiro Shimizu, Osaka University, Japan |
Jessica E. Koehne, NASA AMES, US |

Associate Editors

Michael Adachi, Simon Fraser University, Canada |
Netz Arroyo, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US |

Technical Editor

Ajit Khosla, Yamagata University, Japan |


Krishnan Rajeshwar, The University of Texas at Arlington, US |

NEW FOR 2020: If selected at submission, accepted papers are published online in the ECS Digital Library within 24 hours of scheduling for publication. The version of record is published online within approximately 10 days of final acceptance.

As part of the Author Choice Open Access program, authors can select to have their papers published as open access. There are no article publication charges for articles submitted before the end of 2020 that are accepted for publication in the journal. Articles are published in a standard issue of the journal as they are accepted. The focus issue is curated online with the final article published by July 2021.


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