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Call for papers: Sustainable design, manufacturing and energy systems

This thematic series aims to disseminate the latest design, manufacturing and associated energy systems research related to sustainability, such as the reduction of materials and energy use, the life cycle assessment, the circular economy relating to mechanical engineering, product, industrial design and more!

BMC Mechanical Engineering is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

About the Chair

Herzog,Walter_July2013Dr. Herzog did his undergraduate training in Physical Education at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland (1979), completed his doctoral research in Biomechanics at the University of Iowa (USA) in 1985, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neuroscience and Biomechanics in Calgary, Canada in 1987. Currently, Dr. Herzog is a Professor of Biomechanics with appointments in Kinesiology, Medicine, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine, holds the Canada Research Chair for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics, and is appointed the Killam Memorial Chair for Inter-Disciplinary Research at the University of Calgary. His research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics with emphasis on mechanisms of muscle contraction focusing on the role of the structural protein titin, and the biomechanics of joints focusing on mechanisms of onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Dr. Herzog is the recipient of the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the Dyson Award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the Muybridge Award from the International Society of Biomechanics, and recently received the Killam Prize in Engineering from the Canada Council for the Arts for his contributions to Biomedical research. He is the past president of the International, American and Canadian Societies for Biomechanics. He was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.

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Introducing BMC Mechanical Engineering!

BMC Mechanical Engineering is now open for submissions! In this blog, Editor Alex Houssein discusses the motivation behind our focus on mechanical engineering and how the journal serves the needs of this important community.


Aims and scope

BMC Mechanical Engineering is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers all articles in the field of mechanical engineering, including research on fundamental concepts, new developments and applications of mechanical engineering principles to a broad range of industries. It provides an inclusive and rapid platform for the dissemination and discussion of mechanical engineering research for the advancement and development in new and emerging areas.


  • Mechanics of materials and solid mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer, thermodynamics and energy systems
  • Biomechanical engineering
  • Design, manufacturing and processes
  • Mechatronics and automation
  • Ground vehicle and transportation systems
  • Vibration, dynamical systems and control engineering


Harriet Manning, BMC


Walter Herzog, University of Calgary

Section Editors

John H. Challis, Pennsylvania State University

Joseph N. Grima, University of Malta

Peter Hehengerger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Limin Jia, Beijing Jiaotong University

Yongsheng Ma, University of Alberta

Ezio Mancaruso, Istituto Motori

Antonina Pirrotta, University of Palermo

Hyung Jin Sung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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