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Awards for Excellence - 2012

Outstanding Papers - Engineering


Award journal index



Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

Winner

Volume 58 number 5
Effect of cyclic hydrostatic pressure on the sacrificial anode cathodic protection
Shengnan Hu, Tao Zhang, Yawei Shao, Guozhe Meng and Fuhui Wanga

Highly commended

Volume 58 number 4
A phenomenological model for the chloride threshold of pitting corrosion of steel in simulated concrete pore solutions
Xianming Shi, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Prathish Kumar and Yajun Liu


Assembly Automation

Gunter Wittenberg Award
Gunter Wittenberg (d. 1995), a dedicated engineer, who made his knowledge of assembly automation available in simple, clear and concise papers. He received the Nuffield Silver Medal for services to the Institute of Production Engineers. He worked for Amnesty International and charities, using his engineering skills in harnessing technical advances to help the disabled.

Winner

Volume 31 number 1
Simple rules to modify pre-planned paths and improve gross robot motions associated with pick & place assembly tasks
David Sanders, Giles Tewkesbury and Jasper Graham-Jones

Highly commended

Volume 31 number 2
An off-line programming system for flexible drilling of aircraft wing structures
Cheng Zou and Jihong Liu

Volume 31 number 3
Dynamic analysis of vibratory insertion process
Sigitas Kilikevicius and Bronius Baksys

Volume 31 number 4
A reactive reconfigurable tool for aerospace structures
Colm McKeown and Phil Webb

Outstanding reviewers

Dr Sheng-Jen "Tony" Hsieh
Dr Nirosh Jayaweera


Circuit World

Winner

Volume 37 number 1
High-performance substrate based on a highly filled thermoplastic polymer
Thomas Apeldorn, F. Wolff-Fabris and V. Altst??dt

Highly commended

Volume 37 number 1
Experimental study on drilling force in printed circuit board micro drilling process
Hongyan Shi, Fumin Song and Lianyu Fu

Volume 27 number 3
Eight key HDI design principles
Happy Holden and Charles Pfeil

Volume 37 number 4
Laser microvia formation in polyimide thin films for metallization applications
Brent Roeger


COMPEL

Highly commended

Volume 30 number 6
A hybrid multiobjective differential evolution method for electromagnetic device optimization
Piergiorgio Alotto

Volume 30 number 4
Model reduction of parasitic coupling networks of mixed-signal VLSI circuits
Stefan Ludwig and Wolfgang Mathis

Outstanding reviewer

Professor Ivo Dolezel


Engineering Computations

Winner

Volume 28 number 7
Modeling of coupled heat, moisture transfer and mechanical deformations of wood during drying process
Zhenggang Zhu and Michael Kaliske

Highly commended

Volume 28 number 1
Three-dimensional modelling of bond behaviour between concrete and FRP reinforcement
Valentina Salomoni, Gianluca Mazzucco, Carlo Pellegrino and Carmelo Majorana,

Volume 28 number 7
Alternative least-squares finite element models of Navier-Stokes equations for power-law fluids
V.P. Vallala, J.N. Reddy and K.S. Surana

Volume 28 number 8
Coupling of finite element and meshfree methods for locking-free analysis of shear-deformable beams and plates
Emre Erkmen and M.A. Bradford

Outstanding reviewer

Professor Layne T Watson


Industrial Robot: An International Journal

Winner

Volume 38 number 1
Implementation of a single motor driven manipulator with multiple joints
Shiqi Li, Yang Liu and Ming Xie

Highly commended

Volume 38 number 2
Real-time collision avoidance algorithm for robotic manipulators
Paul Bosscher and Daniel Hedman

Volume 38 number 5
Three-dimensional weld seam tracking for robotic welding by composite sensing technology
Shanchun Wei, Meng Kong, Tao Lin and Shanben Chen

Volume 38 number 6
Modeling and analysis of robotic wheel loading process in trim-and-final assembly
Heping Chen, Jianjun Wang, Biao Zhang and Thomas Fuhlbrigge

Outstanding reviewer

Professor Hong Yue


International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

Winner

Volume 23 number 2/3
Validation of clothing insulation estimated by global and serial methods
Joo-Young Lee, Eun-Sook Ko, Hyo-Hyun Lee, Jae-Young Kim and Jeong-Wha Choi


International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics

Winner

Volume 4 number 4
Spatially distributed cellular neural networks
Varsha Bhambhani, Luis Valbuena-Reyes and Herbert Tanner

Highly commended

Volume 4 number 3
New unbiased H infinity functional filters designs for discrete-time linear systems: Time and frequency domains approaches
Montassar Ezzine, Mohamed Darouach, Harouna Souley Ali and Hassani Messaoud

Volume 4 number 1
Auto-tuning PID controller design using a sliding-mode approach for DC servomotors
Chun-Fei Hsu, Chien-Jung Chiu and Jang-Zern Tsai

Volume 4 number 3
Robust control of quadrotor MAV using self-organizing interval type-II fuzzy neural networks (SOIT-IIFNNs) controller
Xiangjian Chen, Di Li, Zhijun Xu and Yue Bai

Outstanding reviewer

Dr Delin Luo


International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

Winner

Volume 21 number 4
Numerical simulation of natural convection and phase-change in a horizontal Bridgman apparatus
Diego Celentano, Marcela Cruchaga, Jorge Romero and Mohammed El Ganaoui

Highly commended

Volume 21 number 4
Effect of chemical reaction on heat and mass transfer by mixed convection flow about a sphere in a saturated porous media
A.M. Rashad, A.J. Chamkha and S.M.M. El-Kabeir

Volume 21 number 7
Boundary layer flow over a moving surface in a nanofluid beneath a uniform free stream
Azizah Mohd Rohni, Syakila Ahmad and Ioan Pop

Volume 21 number 2
Integral transforms solution for flow development in wavy wall ducts
Roseane L. Silva, Jo??o N.N. Quaresma, Carlos A.C. Santos and Renato M. Cotta

Outstanding reviewers

Professor Ioan Pop
Professor Ali Chamka


International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

Winner

Volume 7 number 1
An energy-efficient scheme for reporting events over WSNs
Hajar Mousannif, Hassan Al Moatassime and Said Rakrak


International Journal of Structural Integrity

Winner

Volume 2 number 3
Laser cladding as a potential repair technology for damaged aircraft components
Qianchu Liu, Madabhushi Janardhana, Bruce Hinton, Milan Brandt and Khan Sharp

Highly commended

Volume 2 number 2
Predicting the fatigue life of pristine and pre-corroded friction stir welded joints
T. Ghidini, C. Dalle Donne and U. Alfaro Mercado,

Volume 2 number 4
Crack propagation in buckling plates: test results and a simplified numerical approach
Julia Bierbaum and Peter Horst


Kybernetes

Norbert Wiener Award
Named in memoriam and in recognition of the scientist who is regarded as the originator of the interscientific discipline of cybernetics. 1994 was the official centenary year.

Winner

Volume 40 number 5/6
Organisations as emergent normative personalities: part 1, the concepts
Maurice Yolles, Gerhard Fink and Daniel Dauber

Highly commended

Volume 40 number 7/8
Why the arts need cybernetics for our long-term viability
Gary Boyd (deceased)

Volume 40 number 5/6
Excitable Delaunay triangulations
Andrew Adamatzky

Volume 40 number 3/4
Complexity approaches to self-organisation: a case study from an Irish eco-village
A. Espinosa, P.P. Cardoso, E. Arcaute and K. Christensen

Outstanding reviewers

Martin Smith
Dr Bernard Scott


Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

Winner

Volume 7 number 3
Modeling of plated through hole reliability and performance
Gilad Sharon and Donald Barker

Outstanding reviewer

Professor Mehran Moazen


Pigment & Resin Technology

Winner

Volume 40 number 5
Aqueous silane modified silica sols: theory and preparation
Peter Greenwood and Borje Gevert

Highly commended

Volume 40 number 6
Synthesis and evaluation of new antioxidants for styrene butadiene rubber
Galal Nawwar, Sayed Yakout, M.S.A El-Sadiek and Salwa El-Sabbagh

Volume 40 number 1
Innovative titanium dioxide-kaolin mixed pigments performance in anticorrosive paints
Nivin M. Ahmed and Mohamed M. Selim

Volume 40 number 3
Electrochemical properties of carbon aerogels derived from resorcinol-formaldehyde-aniline for supercapacitors
Zheng Jin, Yuxi Liu, Xuduo Bai, Xiaomin Ren, Chuanli Qin and Yunhua Wang

Outstanding reviewers

Dr Zhenhua Gao
Dr Haijun Niu


Rapid Prototyping Journal

Winner

Volume 17 number 3
A layerless additive manufacturing process based on CNC accumulation
Yong Chen, Chi Zhou and Jingyuan Lao

Outstanding reviewer

Professor Kenny Dalgarno


Sensor Review

Jack Hollingum Award
Named after Jack Hollingum, who was one of the founding editors of Sensor Review as well as of our sister journals Assembly Automation and Industrial Robot. Over the years he wrote countless articles and remained a regular contributor right up to having a stroke in April 2001.

Winner

Volume 31 number 2
Micro crack detection of multi-crystalline silicon solar wafer using machine vision techniques
Yih-Chih Chiou, Jian-Zong Liu and Yu-Teng Liang

Highly commended

Volume 31 number 1
Zero drift NDIR gas sensors
Jacob Y. Wong and Mike Schell

Volume 31 number 2
Machine vision 3D skin texture analysis for detection of melanoma
L.N. Smith, M.L. Smith, A.R. Farooq, J. Sun, Y. Ding and R. Warr

Volume 31 number 2
Determination of tool nose radii of cutting inserts using machine vision
G.J. Chian and M.M. Ratnam

Outstanding reviewers

Dr Zhou Gaofeng
Dr Ovidiu Ghita


Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

Winner

Volume 23 number 1
Thermal fatigue endurance of Sn3Ag0.5Cu0.5In0.05Ni and Sn2.5Ag0.8Cu0.5Sb solders in composite solder joints of LTCC/PWB assemblies
O. Nousiainen, T. Kangasvieri, R. Rautioaho and J. Vahakangas

Highly commended

Volume 23 number 3
Silver nanoparticles effect on the wettability of Sn-Ag-Cu solder pastes and solder joints microstructure on copper
K. Bukat, M. Koscielski, J. Sitek, M. Jakubowska and A. Mlozniak

Volume 23 number 4
Process characterization and reliability for the assembly of 01005 chip components
Yong-Won Lee, Keun-Soo Kim and Katsuaki Suganuma

Volume 29 number 2
Stability investigations of automatic X-ray inspection systems
Istvan Latos and Mihaly Janoczki

Outstanding reviewers

Dr Davide di Maio
Professor Yulai Gao


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