The International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces

SurfCoat Korea 2018
28 Mar - 30 Mar 2018 | Incheon, Seoul - Korea
Conference Speakers
General Chairs
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Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Rep. of Korea

Prof. SU-IL IN is Dean of External and International Affairs at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) since 2016. He has been working at DGIST since 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2008. He then became a postdoctoral research associate at the Technical University of Denmark in 2010. He also joined...

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Prof. SU-IL IN is Dean of External and International Affairs at DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) since 2016. He has been working at DGIST since 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in 2008. He then became a postdoctoral research associate at the Technical University of Denmark in 2010. He also joined the Department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University as a postdoctoral fellow before joining DGIST. Professor In’s current researches include synthesis and analysis of functional nano (bio)-materials for environmentally friendly renewable energy such as photovoltaic, heterogeneous catalysis and biocatalysts. A central goal of this work is relating surface structure/properties, size and composition to the catalytic activity and microbial fuel cell (MFC).

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Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Professor Petri M. J. Vuoristo, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, specializes in surface engineering research and development. The surface engineering research covers thermal spray coating processing, laser surface treatments, and thin film technologies

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Professor Petri M. J. Vuoristo, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, specializes in surface engineering research and development. The surface engineering research covers thermal spray coating processing, laser surface treatments, and thin film technologies

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Institute of Nanosurface Science and Engineering- Shenzhen University, China

Prof Dongfeng Diao received the B.S. degree in mechanical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1983 and the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Coating tribology from Tohoku University(Japan) in 1992.  He used to work in Shizuoka University(Japan) as an Associated Professor in 1995-2001 and in Xian Jiaotong Univeristy(China)...

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Prof Dongfeng Diao received the B.S. degree in mechanical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1983 and the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Coating tribology from Tohoku University(Japan) in 1992.  He used to work in Shizuoka University(Japan) as an Associated Professor in 1995-2001 and in Xian Jiaotong Univeristy(China) as a professor in 2002-2012. He was appointed as the distinguished professor of Shenzhen University(China) from 2012. Over the past fifteen years, Diao’s research has been at the ECR-plasma Sputtering Carbon Film’s Science and Technology. The significance of the previous discoveries by Diao is reflected by more than 200 publications in various archival journals(Nanoscale, Carbon, Acta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, ASME-Journal of Tribology, etc), conference proceedings and 23 patents, the best paper has been cited 161 times, and graduation of 10 PhD and 39 MS students. He is the Editoral Board of Journal of Lubrication Science and the associated editor of Friction.

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University of Coimbra, Portugal

Albano Cavaleiro is Full Professor in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 1990, he received a Ph.D. from the same University on the field of Mechanical Engineering, with a thesis on the surface modification of materials by the sputtering deposition of thin coatings. Presently, he is head of the research group “Surface Engineering Group” of Centre for Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra and head of the Laboratory of Tests Wear & Materials...

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Albano Cavaleiro is Full Professor in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 1990, he received a Ph.D. from the same University on the field of Mechanical Engineering, with a thesis on the surface modification of materials by the sputtering deposition of thin coatings. Presently, he is head of the research group “Surface Engineering Group” of Centre for Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra and head of the Laboratory of Tests Wear & Materials at Instituto Pedro Nunes.

 

His field of research and publications is related with the degradation and protection of materials, in the following fields: Materials and Surface Engineering, Structural transformations, Deposition and characterization of thin films, Tribology, Nanocrystalline and nanocomposite materials, Electrolytes for fuel cells, Biomaterials; Hard coatings, Mechanical characterization of thin films (depth sensing indentation), Corrosion and oxidation behaviour of thin coatings, Self-lubricating coatings.

 

He participated in more than 30 research projects from which he was scientific responsible in more than 20. He was invited for talks in about 30 international conferences. He supervises(d) 14 PhD students and have an extensive evaluating activity for national and international research agencies. He published more than 250 papers from which about 220 in international journals of SCI. He belongs to the executive committee of the Portuguese Materials Society since 2010. In 2013 he acted as Co-chair for EUROMAT, held in Seville.

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Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Dr. Luo is a member of the core consultancy team. He has expertise in materials characterization, chemical analysis, tribology, and mechanical testing, and many years of industrial experiences in casting, metal thermal processing, surface engineering, and machining.

 

Dr. Luo has research collaborations worldwide with universities and materials manufacturers, including Southampton University,...

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Dr. Luo is a member of the core consultancy team. He has expertise in materials characterization, chemical analysis, tribology, and mechanical testing, and many years of industrial experiences in casting, metal thermal processing, surface engineering, and machining.

 

Dr. Luo has research collaborations worldwide with universities and materials manufacturers, including Southampton University, Henan University of Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology (Visiting Professor, China), Guangdong University of Technology, Pusan University (Korea), South-Western Research Institute (USA), Miba Teer Coatings Ltd, Doosan Power Systems (UK),Chromalloy (UK) Ltd, Tinsley Bridge Group, and many SME companies.

 

He has been editorial board member and reviewer of scientific journals, and keynote speaker and session chair in international conferences.

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Keynote Speakers
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Norbert Koch studied technical physics at the Technische Universität Graz (Austria), where he also received a doctorate in solid state physics in 2000. He spent the following two years as postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and worked on organic/metal interfaces and covalently surface-bound self-assembled monolayers. After moving to Berlin in 2003, he started building his own group, and contributed to the fundamental understanding of interfaces of...

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Norbert Koch studied technical physics at the Technische Universität Graz (Austria), where he also received a doctorate in solid state physics in 2000. He spent the following two years as postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and worked on organic/metal interfaces and covalently surface-bound self-assembled monolayers. After moving to Berlin in 2003, he started building his own group, and contributed to the fundamental understanding of interfaces of organic semiconductors with inorganic materials and devising methods to optimize interface electronic properties. Since 2009 he is professor at the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität, and since 2010 leads a Joint Research Group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. More recently, doping of organic semiconductors, and interfacial phenomena with perovskites and 2D materials became part of his research agenda.

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Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Firenze, Italy

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi is the Editor-in-Chief of "Coatings", an international journal devoted to the material science and the application of thick and thin films. Dr. Lavacchi is a Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR). His research has been devoted to electrochemistry and the material science of surfaces and coatings. In the latest years his activity has been mainly focused on the development of catalytic nano-structured...

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Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi is the Editor-in-Chief of "Coatings", an international journal devoted to the material science and the application of thick and thin films. Dr. Lavacchi is a Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR). His research has been devoted to electrochemistry and the material science of surfaces and coatings. In the latest years his activity has been mainly focused on the development of catalytic nano-structured materials with a special emphasis on their application to the exploitation of biomass derived products in electrochemical devices. In this context he has contributed to the development of "facile" methods for the synthesis of platinum-free electrocatalysts for application in fuel cells, electrolyzers and raw chemical electro-synthesis. The activity resulted in the co-authorship of more than 50 papers in leading international journals and the monograph “Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy” edited by Springer.

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Institute of Nanosurface Science and Engineering- Shenzhen University, China

Prof Dongfeng Diao received the B.S. degree in mechanical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1983 and the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Coating tribology from Tohoku University(Japan) in 1992.  He used to work in Shizuoka University(Japan) as an Associated Professor in 1995-2001 and in Xian Jiaotong Univeristy(China)...

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Prof Dongfeng Diao received the B.S. degree in mechanical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1983 and the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in Coating tribology from Tohoku University(Japan) in 1992.  He used to work in Shizuoka University(Japan) as an Associated Professor in 1995-2001 and in Xian Jiaotong Univeristy(China) as a professor in 2002-2012. He was appointed as the distinguished professor of Shenzhen University(China) from 2012. Over the past fifteen years, Diao’s research has been at the ECR-plasma Sputtering Carbon Film’s Science and Technology. The significance of the previous discoveries by Diao is reflected by more than 200 publications in various archival journals(Nanoscale, Carbon, Acta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, ASME-Journal of Tribology, etc), conference proceedings and 23 patents, the best paper has been cited 161 times, and graduation of 10 PhD and 39 MS students. He is the Editoral Board of Journal of Lubrication Science and the associated editor of Friction.

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Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel- University of Nantes, France

Abdou Djouadi is Professor of University of Nantes since 2002, he is doing his research in Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel of Nantes. He received his PhD in 1993 from University Paris XI (IEF). He worked eight years in ENSAM School of Engineer on the development of oxides and nitrides coatings and obtained his habilitation (HDR) in 2001 from University of Nancy. His current research interests include thin films and nanotubes synthesis by different plasma...

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Abdou Djouadi is Professor of University of Nantes since 2002, he is doing his research in Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel of Nantes. He received his PhD in 1993 from University Paris XI (IEF). He worked eight years in ENSAM School of Engineer on the development of oxides and nitrides coatings and obtained his habilitation (HDR) in 2001 from University of Nancy. His current research interests include thin films and nanotubes synthesis by different plasma methods( DC and HiPIMS, PECVD, …). He is mainly interested by the development and use of new plasma processes and their application for thin films and nano-objects in micro and optoelectronic. A. Djouadi has authored or co-authored more than 110 international peer review publications and up to 150 communications in international conferences.

Since 1990, Prof. A. Djouadi has intensively studied aluminium and boron nitride thin films by several plasma methods which he also used for the synthesis of nano-compounds, nanotubes or nanofibers. Professeur Djouadi and colleagues successfully synthesized well crystallised AlN films and even epitaxial AlN films on AlGaN and epitaxial ZnO layer on AlN. Moreover, thanks to in situ diagnostics (OES, Mass spectrometry, …) they succeeded to synthesize such a difficult material using HiPIMS. Prof. Djouadi published more than 110 papers in peer reviewed journals.

These researches were also in close connexion with industrial problems and in this frame Prof. Djouadi leaded several industrial contracts (BatsCap, ALCATEL-THALES, MHS, Béliers Associés, GLADU, Platit, PSA, …). He leaded three European projects as CRAFT HOBS and KNIWOOD in connection with SME’s and TEMPUS MEDA program which was more academic. He is also a scientific responsible for Nantes University for the European project TIPS (2015-2018).

He was the coordinator of ANR HIPPOPP project (2008-2010), ANR PNano NanothermIC (2010-2012), ANR CREATIVEPI (2011-2012) and the scientific responsible for ANR Fichtre (2014-2017) and ANR SALSA (2015-2018).

Prof. A. Djouadi was also the French representative of European COST Action MP0804 involving up to 40 countries in the field of HiPIMS technique. He was in charge of the Workgroup V, HiPIMS deposition in reactive mode.

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Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Professor Petri M. J. Vuoristo, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, specializes in surface engineering research and development. The surface engineering research covers thermal spray coating processing, laser surface treatments, and thin film technologies

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Professor Petri M. J. Vuoristo, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, specializes in surface engineering research and development. The surface engineering research covers thermal spray coating processing, laser surface treatments, and thin film technologies

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University of Coimbra, Portugal

Albano Cavaleiro is Full Professor in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 1990, he received a Ph.D. from the same University on the field of Mechanical Engineering, with a thesis on the surface modification of materials by the sputtering deposition of thin coatings. Presently, he is head of the research group “Surface Engineering Group” of Centre for Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra and head of the Laboratory of Tests Wear & Materials...

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Albano Cavaleiro is Full Professor in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 1990, he received a Ph.D. from the same University on the field of Mechanical Engineering, with a thesis on the surface modification of materials by the sputtering deposition of thin coatings. Presently, he is head of the research group “Surface Engineering Group” of Centre for Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra and head of the Laboratory of Tests Wear & Materials at Instituto Pedro Nunes.

 

His field of research and publications is related with the degradation and protection of materials, in the following fields: Materials and Surface Engineering, Structural transformations, Deposition and characterization of thin films, Tribology, Nanocrystalline and nanocomposite materials, Electrolytes for fuel cells, Biomaterials; Hard coatings, Mechanical characterization of thin films (depth sensing indentation), Corrosion and oxidation behaviour of thin coatings, Self-lubricating coatings.

 

He participated in more than 30 research projects from which he was scientific responsible in more than 20. He was invited for talks in about 30 international conferences. He supervises(d) 14 PhD students and have an extensive evaluating activity for national and international research agencies. He published more than 250 papers from which about 220 in international journals of SCI. He belongs to the executive committee of the Portuguese Materials Society since 2010. In 2013 he acted as Co-chair for EUROMAT, held in Seville.

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University of Technology Petronas (UTP), Malaysia

Graduated in B.Sc Engineering (Metallurgy & Materials Science) from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan. Completed Ph.D research on controlling short fiber orientation in metal matrix composite produced by Powder Injection molding, UK and degree was awarded in Nov.1990.Worked 10 years for Govt. of Pakistan, Principal Research officer and moved to teaching where worked for 3 years and then joined university...

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Graduated in B.Sc Engineering (Metallurgy & Materials Science) from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan. Completed Ph.D research on controlling short fiber orientation in metal matrix composite produced by Powder Injection molding, UK and degree was awarded in Nov.1990.Worked 10 years for Govt. of Pakistan, Principal Research officer and moved to teaching where worked for 3 years and then joined university Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia from its early days of growth. He has 25 years of experience in research and teaching, supervision of degree, MS and Ph.D students in the field of materials. Over the years of experience; have a chance to contribute in materials engineering:

  • Developed bi-composition tungsten alloy for impact application via powder metallurgy.
  • Hybrid fiber composite and their machining for aerospace and automobiles-vacuum infusion molding.
  • Powder injection molded 316L Stainless steel with improved properties and corrosion control for bio medical application.
  • Developed Nano composites with thermal conductivity value of 680w/mk for thermal management of electronics,
  • Developed several formulations of Intumescent fire retardant coating for structural application and patents are pending
  • Commercialized Nano composite for thermal management of LED light

 

He has 78 Scopus listed and 46 Web of Science- and google scholar 218 publication. In addition, 9 patents filled-one granted. He edited one Book on- Bio medical materials.
So far, won 25 Gold medals, 20 Silver medals from the Science and technology exhibition around the globe.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai, India
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Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Professor Dini's research interests are in the field of tribology for the study of friction, wear, coated systems, fretting fatigue and crack initiation and propagation under contact fatigue. He has pioneered a number of modelling techniques to study tribological problems at various length- and time-scales as well as multi-scale coupling methodologies.  Particular focus is placed on the mechanisms governing the behaviour of interfaces and fluid/solid interactions.

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Professor Dini's research interests are in the field of tribology for the study of friction, wear, coated systems, fretting fatigue and crack initiation and propagation under contact fatigue. He has pioneered a number of modelling techniques to study tribological problems at various length- and time-scales as well as multi-scale coupling methodologies.  Particular focus is placed on the mechanisms governing the behaviour of interfaces and fluid/solid interactions.

Numerical methods such as Finite Elements, Boundary Elements and Finite Volumes are routinely implemneted and used in in-house codes and routines developed by Professor Dini's research group. Distributed dislocations techniques and asymptotic methods are also part of his research activities.  Applications of his expertise to lubricated and nano-tribological systems have also been developed.

Material constitutive modelling at low and high temperatures also constitutes an area of great interest to him with particular application to micro and meso-scale Finite Element elasto-plastic modelling.  X-ray and neutron diffraction strain measurements are part of his experimental expertise.

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
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Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Dr. Ruch got his Ph.D. diploma in France in 2002. Since 2005, he had the opportunity to lead groups mainly active on developing innovative  functional materials especially in the field of polymers and polymer-based composites and since 2015, he is leading a research group within Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology fully dedicated to surface and interface engineering. He published about 200 technical papers and had the opportunity to give more than 40...

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Dr. Ruch got his Ph.D. diploma in France in 2002. Since 2005, he had the opportunity to lead groups mainly active on developing innovative  functional materials especially in the field of polymers and polymer-based composites and since 2015, he is leading a research group within Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology fully dedicated to surface and interface engineering. He published about 200 technical papers and had the opportunity to give more than 40 oral presentations. His fields of interest spans from interface and surface engineering as well as advanced characterization of materials properties up to  (nano)composites processing. He is actively involved in several projects whose aim is to develop multifunctional polymer composites to address specific applications. Throughout his career, he has attracted more than 10 Mio€ of research funding. Ongoing research projects are focused on developing Nanostructured coatings for one one hand to improve interfacial adhesion between symmetric or disymmetric materials and on the other hand to develop innovative multi-functional thin films.

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University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Xu Deng received his PhD in 2013 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, under the advisement of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt. Between 2013 and 2014 he performed postdoctoral research at the same group. In 2014, Dr. Deng served as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, work with Prof. Robert O. Ritchie on the subject of innovative bioinspired materials. In 2015, He has received the Thousand Young Talents...

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Dr. Xu Deng received his PhD in 2013 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, under the advisement of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt. Between 2013 and 2014 he performed postdoctoral research at the same group. In 2014, Dr. Deng served as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, work with Prof. Robert O. Ritchie on the subject of innovative bioinspired materials. In 2015, He has received the Thousand Young Talents Award from the Chinese Government, which is the most prestigious Chinese National Program for recruiting global experts and Dr. Deng was appointed as a professor at Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Dr. Deng won the Chinese Government Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award in 2012, Best Paper Award in the 25th European Colloid and Interface Society Conference (2011). In 2017, He was pointed by the president of Max Planck Institute as the head of Max Planck Partner Group at UESTC. Dr.Deng is interested understanding of wetting dynamics of structured surfaces, creating new super-wettability materials and investigate their wetting kinetics. He has published more than 23 refereed journal articles in the leading journals such as Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Advanced Materials, PNAS, etc.

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Southwest Research Institute, Colorado State University, USA

Since joining SwRI in 2001, Dr. Wei takes the responsibility of leading a research group in conducting research on plasma surface engineering and developing new technologies for the US government and industries worldwide. His research is focused on plasma enhanced magnetron sputtering (PEMS) and plasma immersion ion implantation & deposition (PIII&D) and high intensity plasma ion nitriding (HIPIN). At SwRI he has developed a new PEMS technology, by which ultra...

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Since joining SwRI in 2001, Dr. Wei takes the responsibility of leading a research group in conducting research on plasma surface engineering and developing new technologies for the US government and industries worldwide. His research is focused on plasma enhanced magnetron sputtering (PEMS) and plasma immersion ion implantation & deposition (PIII&D) and high intensity plasma ion nitriding (HIPIN). At SwRI he has developed a new PEMS technology, by which ultra thick (500µm), ultra hard (>40GPa) nanocomposite coatings been accomplished. These coatings exhibit very high erosion resistance, about 7-10 times better than the state-of-the-art nitride coatings against sand erosion. These coatings show a great potential for protecting aero engine blades, steam turbine blades and components for petroleum-natural gas exploration and production. The PEMS technology won the R&D100 Award in 2009. SwRI has already signed licensing agreements with a number of commercial companies. The technology can be used for various industries including the aerospace, oil/petroleum, power generation and automotive. Dr. Wei has also developed a diamond-like carbon coating technology to deposit erosion/corrosion/abrasion resistant and hydrophobic coatings on the inner surface of long tubes (80ft long, the longest pipe ever deposited). This technology has led to a series of successful projects from a few oil/gas companies.

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n-CATS, University of Southampton, UK

Professor Tomas Polcar is a Professor of Materials Science and Tribology at Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Tomas graduated in 2000 in Engineering with a Master thesis focused on the design of a hot-water boiler burning green wood with a nominal power of 10 MW. Then he completely switched the scale from meters to nanometers when studying for a PhD in Mathematical and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague; the...

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Professor Tomas Polcar is a Professor of Materials Science and Tribology at Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Tomas graduated in 2000 in Engineering with a Master thesis focused on the design of a hot-water boiler burning green wood with a nominal power of 10 MW. Then he completely switched the scale from meters to nanometers when studying for a PhD in Mathematical and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague; the thesis was on the high temperature tribology of protective coatings. After finishing PhD in 2005, he moved to the University of Coimbra, Portugal, as postdoctoral researcher. In 2008, Tomas returned back to CTU in Prague as a lecturer. He launched Advanced Materials Group in 2008 being promoted to associate professor (2012) and full professor (2015) in applied physics. Tomas moved to Southampton as Lecturer in Coatings and Nanotribology in 2011 and was promoted to associate professor in 2014.

 

Tomas has extensive funding track record from bodies in the Czech Republic (GAAV,GACR, MPO), Portugal (FCT), UK (TSB, EPSRC, DSTL, Innovate UK). He was successful with European bids (FP7: Radinterfaces 2011-2014; HardAlt 2013-2016, AgriSenSact (2014-2016) and now he runs two H2020 projects (MSCA ITN project Solution, coordinator, and FET Open project Icarus). His research covers large area of surface engineering, particularly design, deposition and characterisation of thin films, radiation damage, nanoscale mechanical properties and interface phenomena. He pioneers novel self-lubricant coatings with self-adaptive nanostructure and high temperature tribology of thin films. His total funding portfolio is over £6m and he has number of industrial collaborators.

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University of Minho, Portugal

Prof. Sandra Carvalho is Professor at Physics Department at University of Minho. She was Vice-Director of Physics Department (Azurém) between 2011 –2013 and 2015-2016. She received her B.A.Sc. Physics and Chemistry at the University of Minho, Portugal in 1994, where she obtained also her PhD degree in Physics in 2004, with a work carried out in Portugal, France, Netherlands and Germany, in the field of hard PVD coatings. Presently, she is Coordinator of...

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Prof. Sandra Carvalho is Professor at Physics Department at University of Minho. She was Vice-Director of Physics Department (Azurém) between 2011 –2013 and 2015-2016. She received her B.A.Sc. Physics and Chemistry at the University of Minho, Portugal in 1994, where she obtained also her PhD degree in Physics in 2004, with a work carried out in Portugal, France, Netherlands and Germany, in the field of hard PVD coatings. Presently, she is Coordinator of the Research Sur face Modification and Functionalization Group of the “Centre Physics of University of Minho. Her research activity is focused on the development of new decorative, protective and functional coatings for many different parts and components made of metals, plastics, glass, textiles, leathers, and other materials. She is deeply involved in innovative nanoscale coating architectures for functional and smart surfaces such as flexible devices and bio-sensors, low friction and wear nanostructured coatings, nanostructured materials with barrier and antimicrobial properties, nanoparticles and 3D nanostructures. She is head of the Laboratory of Corrosion and Electrochemical studies. She participated in more than 34 projects at National and European levels, 15 of them as coordinator. She supervised/co-supervised 7 Post Docs, 37 MSc (27 concluded) and 12 PhD students (6 concluded). She has 1 submitted patent, more than 80 papers published in international ISI journals, 2 book chapters, and more than 1000 citations, h-index 19 (scopus). She is member of the European Actions COST 1206 and 1105 and member from European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering. She belongs to the executive committee of the Portuguese Materials Society since 2015.

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nCATS, University of Southampton, UK

Dr. Shuncai Wang is Lecturer within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Dr Shuncai Wang is Lecturer of national Centre for Advanced Tribology, Academic Lead and Manager of the University Science and Engineering Electron Microscopy Centre in Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Dr Wang received a BSc in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MSc in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials and...

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Dr. Shuncai Wang is Lecturer within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Dr Shuncai Wang is Lecturer of national Centre for Advanced Tribology, Academic Lead and Manager of the University Science and Engineering Electron Microscopy Centre in Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Dr Wang received a BSc in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MSc in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials and PhD at University of Birmingham. He joined the Engineering Materials and Surface Engineering Research Group at the University of Southampton in 2001. He has the interdisciplinary research among materials, engineering and chemistry. His research interests currently centre on developing surface coatings for a wide range of engineering applications and using advanced characterisation techniques (e.g. electron microscopy) to understand and improve the mechanical and tribological properties. He has published over 100 peer-viewed journal papers and been invited as a referee for more than 20 international journals. In Google Scholar has he has an h-index of 27, i10-index 95 and citations over 400.

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Bruker Nano Surfaces, California, USA

Dr Ramirez has extensive knowledge in materials science and mechanical engineering in general, and more specifically in surface engineering, coatings/thin films, tribology and lubrication, and corrosion. He get involved in numerous research projects dealing with development and characterization of thin films/coatings for different applications. He participates in research activities that are both basic and applied in nature, and directed toward reducing energy consumption...

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Dr Ramirez has extensive knowledge in materials science and mechanical engineering in general, and more specifically in surface engineering, coatings/thin films, tribology and lubrication, and corrosion. He get involved in numerous research projects dealing with development and characterization of thin films/coatings for different applications. He participates in research activities that are both basic and applied in nature, and directed toward reducing energy consumption and understanding of the underlying fundamental mechanisms involved in the wear and friction behavior of many types of coatings and lubricants. He has contributed to large project reports, key scientific publications (including one in Nature Journal), and proposal preparation. His areas of interest/expertise are high performance tribological coatings, nanolubrication, thin film deposition, super hard coatings, nanocomposite materials, corrosion resistance coatings, and biocompatible materials.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Division of Surface Engineering & Remanufacturing

CAS Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE)

Research Group: http://english.nimte.cas.cn/rh/rd/sf/sf_research_interests

 

Research Interests:

Advanced coatings/films, advanced coating technologies, structural characterization, nanoscale...

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Division of Surface Engineering & Remanufacturing

CAS Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE)

Research Group: http://english.nimte.cas.cn/rh/rd/sf/sf_research_interests

 

Research Interests:

Advanced coatings/films, advanced coating technologies, structural characterization, nanoscale mechanical testing, etc.

 

Education

Ph.D:   University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)        2003

M.S:     Beijing University of Technology                             1998

B.S:      Anhui University of Technology                              1993

 

Industrial Experience

2008-2009:  Western Digital Corp (Fremont, CA, USA)

2006-2008:  Intevac, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, USA)

2005-2006:  Maxtor, Inc. (San Jose, CA, USA)

1993-1995:  Baoshan Iron & Steel Corp. (Baoshan, Shanghai, China)

 

Selected Publications (of Total 22 publications)

  • F. Huang and M. L. Weaver, Journal of Applied Physics, 100:093523 (2006).
  • F. Huang and M. L. Weaver, Journal of Applied Physics, 98:073505 (2005).
  • X. Li, F. Huang, M. Curry, S. C. Street, and M. L. Weaver, Tribology Letters, 19:273 (2005).
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