Symposium A. Coatings for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
The rational design of materials and improvement of their physical and chemical properties play a key role in enabling the renewable and sustainable energy technologies. This symposium focuses on the new progresses in materials for renewable and sustainable fuel production as well as energy saving, storage and conversion. Topics will include but not limited to:
- Fuel cells
- Photovoltaics and solar cells
- Hydrogen production and fuel generation
- Hydrogen storage
- Novel illumination sources for lighting
Symposium B. Nanostructured and nanocomposite coatings (NNC)
Nanostructured and nanocomposite coatings consist of a matrix and an embedded nanocrystalline phase. The matrix can be either polycrystalline or amorphous. This session concentrates on synthesis, structure, properties and application of such nanocomposite films (thin or thick) for protection or for functional applications, stand-alone or as coatings.
Symposium C. Semiconductor and Optoelectronic Films (SOF)
This session aims to provide a discussion forum for the fundamental material investigations and applications of semiconductor and optoelectronic films. Technical topics will cover, but not limited to, processing techniques, material characteristics analysis, device properties, etc... In the applications, research laboratories, academic institutes and vendors are welcome to submit papers on MEMS, consumer electronics, biomedical devices, optical devices and portable electronics.
Symposium D. Tribological and protective coatings (TPC)
This symposium focused on materials science and engineering of coatings for tribological and protective applications. All aspects concerning tribology, friction and wear, adhesion, corrosion, hardness, oxidation and related mechanical properties of coatings and engineered surfaces are within the symposium scope. Papers in materials advances, structural design, fabrication, modeling, fracture mechanics, failure analysis, as well as developed mechanical property characterization, for tribological films and protective layers are of interest. Contributions on protective layers against extreme environments, nanocomposite films with multifunction, nanostructured coatings for advanced automotive, aerospace, and machining applications, are solicited. Abstracts concerning manufacture, structural analysis, mechanical performance and characterization of tribological coatings and engineered surface are also welcome.
Symposium E. Organic and Biological Coatings (OBC)
This session aims to provide a discussion forum for biomimetic organic hybrid coatings used for replacement and repair of biomedical devices, including certain types of metal, glass ceramic, and polymer materials. Furthermore, advanced organic and biological coatings applied in bioelectronics, biosensors, or tissue engineering are also important topics. The symposium provides a platform for becoming its renowned unsurpassed networking and relationship-building opportunities by presenting and discussing the following contemporary topics, but not limited to: (1) organic materials and devices coatings; (2) self-assembly hybrid materials coatings; (3) biointerfaces; (4) bioelectronics and biosensors; (5) electrospinning coatings.
Symposium F. Metallic Coatings (MC)
This session aims to provide a discussion forum for the fundamental material investigations and applications of metallic coatings, including pure elements, alloys, metallic glasses, high entropy alloys. Technical topics will cover, but not limited to, preparation & processing methods, characteristics analysis, theory & model simulation, measurement techniques, and deformation & fracture mechanisms. For the manufacturing techniques and the applications, research laboratories, academic institutes and vendors are welcome to submit papers on aerospace, MEMS, home appliances, consumer electronics, sports, biomedical, and optical devices.
Symposium G. General Subjects Related to Thin Films and Coatings (GS)
Thin film technologies are widely applied for all kinds of coatings enabling surface modification and fabricating functional films. The researches focusing on the advanced film materials, surface engineering, film growth modeling, advanced deposition technologies, and all kinds of thin films based on coating technology are solicited.