Prof. Peter Krajnik recently became an Associate Editor of the prestigious International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (IJMTM). In his additional academic role he is responsible for the scientific content of the journal that aims to advance the scientific understanding of fundamental mechanics of processes and machines applied to the manufacture of engineering components.
– IJMTM has one of the highest impact factors in the field of Production Engineering and the new editorial board has a substantial responsibility to sustain the journal in the top ranking. From the perspective of a researcher aiming to publish in top-tier journals it is crucial to demonstrate what constitutes a significant advance of the current state of knowledge. It is unlikely that research dealing with theory and modeling alone are acceptable. Likewise, research in which the use of methodology predominates over technological advance falls into the same category, says Peter Krajnik.
At Chalmers University of Technology, Peter Krajnik leads the Manufacturing Technology research group which belongs to the Department of Industrial and Materials Science. His research focus is on modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes, with specialization in grinding technology. He also serves as a director of the Chalmers Metal Cutting Research and Development Center (MCR), and as director of graduate studies in manufacturing technology.
The International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
publishes research related to advances in scientific understanding of essential mechanics of processes and machines applied to the manufacture of engineering components, mainly in metals, but also in composites, ceramics and other structural/functional materials.