The event will be held on a Virtual mode.

Event Time Zone: Coordinated Universal Time - UTC + 2 (GMT + 2) - Paris Time


The International Conference on Surfaces, coatings and interfaces - SurfCoat Korea 2021 is a 3 days event to be held from May. 26 to 28, 2021 (Virtual event)

Click here for the Korean language web site version.

The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the fields of surfaces, coatings and interfaces engineering, discusses recent advances and current problems, and points out the prospective development of the field.  Contributions are expected to be in line with the surface treatments and coatings processes, and their properties/performance. The conference targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions.

The SurfCoat Korea 2021 conference topics include:

  • Surface treatments and coatings deposition, functionalization, modelling and characterization
  • Interface and interaction science, adhesion and Adhesives
  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings
  • Smart surfaces and coatings, Self-healing surfaces
  • Surface nanoengineering, nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films
  • Graphene coatings/films
  • Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces
  • Tribological coatings, wear and corrosion protection
  • Cold and Thermal spraying (PVD, CVD, ...), thermochemical, Electro- and electroless plating
  • Surface engineering/ coatings in sustainable energy, conversion, optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic applications
  • Biointerfaces, Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings

In addition to the conference main sessions, the following focused sessions will run in parallel:

  • Focused session on composite and hybrid coatings,
  • Focused session on tribological coatings, wear and corrosion protection,
  • Focused session on Surface nanoengineering, nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films,
  • Focused session on Plasma surface engineering,
  • Focused session on Corrosion and anti-corrosive coatings,
  • Focused session on Interface and interaction science, adhesion and Adhesives,
  • Focused session on Biointerfaces and Bioactive coatings.


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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Francisco J. Pérez Trujillo

Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

Prof. Zhengyi Jiang

University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Mark D. Soucek

University of Akron, USA

Prof. Bert Ellingboe

Dublin City University, Ireland

Prof. Tomas Kubart

Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Uroš Cvelbar

Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Prof. David Holec

Montanuniversitat Leoben, Austria

Prof. Christopher Berndt

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Diederik Depla

Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Auezhan Amanov

Tampere University, Finland

Prof. Jinglei Yang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Prof. Jie Tao

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Prof. Jose L.Endrino Armenteros

Cranfield University, UK

Prof. Kwang-Leong Choy

University College London, UK

Prof. Kazuhiko Sakaki

Shinshu University, Japan

Dr. Takumi Chikada

Shizuoka University, Japan

Dr. Alfred Tok Iing Yoong

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


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