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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!

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) . Currently, Dr. Herzog is a Professor of Biomechanics 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. Read more here.

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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

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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.



Lingling Tian, BMC


Walter Herzog, University of Calgary

Section Editors

John H. Challis, Pennsylvania State University

Joseph N. Grima, University of Malta

Peter Hehenberger, 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


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