Press release

New specialist journal, IET Nanodielectrics, launches with world-class editorial board

27 April 2018

A new open access engineering journal, IET Nanodielectrics, has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in response to significant developments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

IET Nanodielectrics, will particularly focus on state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research, encompassing a range of fields including new energies, bioscience, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, electronic skin, wearable electronic clothing, internet-of-things and electrical insulation of the future. The journal will pay special attention to the three identified areas: fundamentals of advanced nanodielectrics, sciences of advanced nanodielectrics and applications of advanced nanodielectrics.

Vincent Cassidy, Head of Academic Markets at the IET, said: “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest fully open access journal. Bringing together a team of world-class researchers as its editorial board, from internationally-renowned universities including Tsinghua University in China and University of Southampton, UK, IET Nanodielectrics will present the global view on this multidisciplinary field.”

In a joint statement, Editors-in-Chief, Zhi-Min Dang and George Chen said: “Over the last two decades, there has been significant development in the application of nanotechnology to dielectric materials (nanodielectrics). However, due to its multidisciplinary nature, the related research papers on nanodielectrics have been reported across a wide range of journals, and there was a need to bring this together and provide a unique platform for research in this area.

“This will not only promote multidisciplinary research interactions, but encourage greater collaboration and enable the development of technologies which use both nanoscience and nanotechnology.”

IET Nanodielectrics recently issued its first call for papers and will publish its first issue in April 2018.  It joins a growing collection of fully open access journals in the IET Open programme, which showcases the best in engineering science. Covering the latest research topics, our fully open access journals offer researchers a place to publish their most innovative and novel work and make it accessible to anyone wishing to read it, cite it and re-use it.

IET Nanodielectrics will be available on the IET’s Digital Library, as well as IEEE Xplore platform, with four issues per year. The Editors-in-Chief are inviting submissions from prospective authors for forthcoming issues. Interest and paper submissions can be registered here.

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About the Editors-in-Chief

Zhi-Min Dang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2001. He is currently the Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. His main research interests are focused on advanced energy/electrical materials and systems. He has published more than 250 journal papers with over 7000 citations and an h-index of 44.

George Chen is the Professor of High Voltage Engineering at the University of Southampton, UK. His main research interests are electrical characterization of dielectric materials and electrical ageing. He is recognized as one of the leading experts in space charge measurement techniques internationally and has given keynote lectures and invited talks on the topic at many international conferences. Over the years, he has been involved in IEEE, IEC and CIGRE activities and has authored over 150 journal papers and 300 international conference papers. He is a Fellow of the IET and senior member of the IEEE.