Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino, one of the pioneers in piezoelectric actuators, is Founding Director of the International Center for Actuators and Transducers, Materials Research Institute and Professor of EE and MatSE, Distinguished Honors Faculty of Schreyer Honors College at The Penn State University. His research interest is in solid-state physics, especially in ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics, including basic research on theory, materials, device design and fabrication processes, as well as application development of solid state actuators/sensors for precision positioners, micro-robotics, ultrasonic motors, smart structures, piezoelectric transformers and energy harvesting.
Dr. K. Uchino has authored 582 papers, 77 books, and 33 patents in the area of ceramic actuators; 53 papers/books among his publications have been cited more than 100 times, leading to his average h-index of 73. His total citation number of 28,600 and annual average citation number of 560 are very high in the College of Engineering.
Actuators is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of actuators and control systems published quarterly online. The journal provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of actuators and control systems. It publishes reviews (including comprehensive assessments on complete actuator products), regular research papers and short notes.
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