Metamaterials and Beyond in Automotive Engineering: Unlocking Innovative Possibilities

Dear Colleagues,
Metamaterials have emerged as a groundbreaking field of research with immense potential in various scientific and engineering domains. In recent years, the automotive industry has started to explore the application of metamaterials and related technologies to revolutionize automotive design, performance, and safety. This special issue aims to delve into the promising advancements and novel applications of metamaterials in the realm of automotive science and engineering. By showcasing cutting-edge research and innovative ideas, this issue will provide a platform for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals to exchange knowledge and explore the transformative potential of metamaterials in the automotive sector.

This special issue seeks to compile a comprehensive collection of research papers, reviews, and case studies that shed light on the utilization of metamaterials in automotive engineering. The primary objective is to explore the challenges, opportunities, and future prospects of integrating metamaterials into various aspects of vehicle design, manufacturing, performance, and safety. This issue aims to foster a deeper understanding of the potential benefits, limitations, and implementation strategies of metamaterials, as well as explore the emerging trends and their impact on the automotive industry.

The scope of this special issue encompasses a wide range of topics related to metamaterials and their applications in automotive engineering. Some potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Metamaterials for light weighting and structural optimization in vehicle design.
2. Acoustic metamaterials for noise reduction and improved cabin comfort.
3. Electromagnetic metamaterials for enhanced antenna performance and wireless communication.
4. Thermal management using metamaterials for improved energy efficiency.
5. Metamaterial-based sensors and actuators for advanced driver assistance systems.
6. Crashworthiness and impact absorption using metamaterials in vehicle safety.
7. Energy harvesting and storage using metamaterials in electric and hybrid vehicles.
8. Sustainable manufacturing processes and materials involving metamaterials.
9. Integration of metamaterials with emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, and autonomous vehicles.

Submission Guidelines:
Contributors are invited to submit original research articles, reviews, and case studies that align with the theme of this special issue. All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest scientific and technical standards are met. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal's guidelines and submitted through the online submission system. The submission deadline for this special issue is [15 May 2024].

This special issue aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers, engineers, and industry practitioners in the field of metamaterials and automotive engineering. By exploring the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities, this issue will contribute to the development of next-generation automotive technologies that are safer, more efficient, and sustainable. We encourage researchers and practitioners to contribute their valuable insights and expertise to make this special issue a comprehensive and informative resource for the automotive science and engineering community.

Prof. Dr. 
Mohammad Hassan Shojaeefard
Guest Editors
Dr. Amir Najibi

Metamaterials, Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Battery,Safety, Crashworthiness, Light Weighting,Thermal Management, NVH, Acoustic, Additive Manufacturing, Optimization, Electromagnetic, Energy harvesting, Automotive Sensors, Autonomous Vehicles

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