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Bioinspired Soft Structures

Call for Papers

Recently, soft materials are gaining more attention to construct bioinspired structures and biomedical implants. Shape memory polymers, hydrogels, and elastomers are good examples of common materials for biomedical and bioinspired applications. Soft robotics which is flexible and curved (compared to conventional rigid robotics) has created several opportunities which was not possible using conventional rigid robots.

Recent advances in soft additive manufacturing techniques, soft lithography techniques, micro- to nanofabrication techniques, and new material developments have enabled manufacturing of many soft structures with advanced functionalities and attractive properties never seen before. This special issue explores the latest advances in designing, manufacturing, numerical simulation, and experimental testing of such structures. Methods of characterization and mechanical testing of such materials are other topics of interest.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advances in additive manufacturing techniques for manufacturing of soft materials
  • Additive manufacturing of soft structures
  • Additive manufacturing of soft porous biomaterials
  • Additive manufacturing of tissues and organs
  • Soft lithography
  • Morphological instabilities and surface wrinkling
  • Nanotechnology and soft materials
  • Soft origamis
  • Soft robotics
  • Micro- to nanofabrication of soft biomaterials
  • Hydrogels
  • Flexible and stretchable bioelectronic devices
  • Functionally graded soft biomaterials
  • Soft actuators
  • Self-assembling soft structures
  • Shape memory soft materials

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/abb/bss/.

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 July 2017
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 October 2017
Publication DateFriday, 15 December 2017

Lead Guest Editor

  • Reza Hedayati, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

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