International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM)
Call For papers: Special Issue on: “Commercialisation of Nanotechnology-Based Products”
David Tolfree, Technopreneur Ltd, UK
Professor Mark J. Jackson, Purdue University, USA
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK
In the past ten years, significant advancements have been made in the development of new manufacturing processes and infrastructure dedicated to commercialising nanotechnology-based products and systems for applications in almost every sector of industry. Both public and private investment levels remain high, fuelled by optimistic market predictions. But to meet expectations, companies have to be increasingly aware and concerned about manufacturing issues such as integration, functionality, safety and reliability, and costs. The potentially disruptive nature of the technology can distort markets and therefore its consequences must be considered in any commercialisation strategy.
The goal of this special issue of IJNM is to publish the current status and future directions of the nanotechnology in relation to its maturity in producing new products and systems, taking into account the manufacturing issues referred to above. Selected papers will be published from the International Conference on Commercialisation of Micro-Nanosystems (COMS2006). The editors will also accept submissions to this special issue from authors who do not intend to participate in the conference, particularly from companies who are intending to have new products on the market in the near future. Contributions from market specialists and VCs and public funding bodies are welcomed.
For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.