Purpose and Scope:

The ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing is provides a forum for the rapid dissemination of original theoretical and applied research in the areas of micro- and nano-manufacturing that are related to process innovation, accuracy and precision, throughput enhancement, material utilization, compact equipment development, environmental and life-cycle analysis and predictive modeling of manufacturing processes with feature sizes less than one hundred micrometers.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: unit micro- and nano-manufacturing processes; hybrid manufacturing processes combining bottom-up and top-down processes; hybrid manufacturing processes utilizing various energy sources (optical, mechanical, electrical, solar, etc.) to achieve multi-scale features and resolution; high-throughput micro- and nano-manufacturing processes; equipment development; predictive modeling and simulation of materials and/or systems enabling point-of-need or scaled-up micro- and nano-manufacturing; metrology at the micro- and nano-scales over large areas; sensors and sensor integration; design algorithms for multi-scale manufacturing; life cycle analysis; logistics and material handling related to micro- and nano-manufacturing. Papers addressing special needs in emerging areas, such as biomedical devices, drug manufacturing, water and energy, are also encouraged.

Paper Topics on the following areas should be submitted to other ASME Journals (e.g., ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging): pure material synthesis; electronics packaging; MEMS; semiconductor manufacturing; logistics and general process control algorithms without unique applications to micro- and nano-manufacturing; processes and equipment without the unique characteristics of micro- and nano-manufacturing.


Jian Cao, northwestern university