I am profoundly honoured by and excited for the opportunity to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE J. on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques for the next three years.
This journal is very young, but highly aspiring; its objective is to report significant new developments in the theory and applications of computational techniques for problems of interest across its three founding IEEE societies, the Antennas and Propagation, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and beyond: to researchers and practitioners in other areas of science and engineering, working on subjects related to electromagnetic fields.
Many new areas of research in natural sciences and engineering evolve on and across rather than within conventional disciplinary boundaries. Research on computational electromagnetics methods will be likewise advancing on these boundaries, coupling Maxwell’s equations with mechanical, thermal, chemical and quantum phenomena solvers. Moreover, translating our detailed knowledge of component parts to their impact on the behavior of the systems they belong to, defines the frontier of multiscale modeling, where potentially heterogeneous models are integrated over the wide range of spatial and temporal scales present in most physical problems.
This journal is committed to keeping up with these advances, becoming the main source of reference for the latest, high impact research on multiscale and multiphysics computations of electromagnetic fields. We will do so through our regular papers, but also with invited papers and special issues on emerging areas of computational techniques. Our journal will also solicit and welcome contributions from researchers in any area of computational science and engineering on techniques that have potential applications in electromagnetics.
Founded by three IEEE societies, this Journal ultimately belongs to you: its readers. The Associate Editors and I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on the future of the Journal. For all of us, J-MMCT’s journey continues, with a sense of optimism and responsibility.
Costas Sarris, Editor-in-Chief