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The SICT 2023 offers a great opportunity for scientists, researchers, and experts active in the field of surfaces and coatings science and technologies (Polymer, material and paint chemists, surface and interface scientists, formulators, designers and policy makers) from both academia and industry to present their newest research discoveries, share insights and exchange the latest ideas.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from Europe and from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in surfaces and coatings physics and chemistry, surface engineering/ modification, coatings deposition and functionalisation processes as well as the investigated properties and performances in related innovation fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, two-dimensional materials and graphene, bio-interfaces, nanoelectronics, bio-nanoscience, functional/energy materials, etc.

The conference topics include:

  • Surface treatments and coatings deposition and functionalization processes
  • Cold and Thermal spraying (PVD, CVD, ...), thermochemical, Electro- and electroless plating
  • Wet chemical and electrochemical processes such as plating, sol-gel coating, anodization,
  • Surfaces and coatings modelling and characterization
  • Interface and interaction science, adhesion, and adhesives
  • Surface nanoengineering, nano-coatings and Ultra-Thin Films
  • Graphene and carbon-based coatings/films
  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings
  • Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces
  • Smart surfaces and coatings, Self-healing, self-cleaning, … surfaces
  • Tribological coatings: friction performance, wear resistance (abrasion, erosion, fretting, etc)
  • Corrosion and oxidation resistance, Thermal protection and diffusion resistance,
  • Surface engineering/ coatings in sustainable energy, conversion, optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic applications
  • Bio-interfaces, Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sandra Carvalho

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Juliette Cayer-Barrioz

University of Lyon, France

Prof. Jochen Schein

University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany

Prof. Raman Singh

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Auezhan Amanov

Sun Moon University, Rep. of Korea

Prof. Holger Kersten

University Kiel, Germany

Prof. Maria Clelia Righi

University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Michael Keidar

The George Washington University, USA

Dr. Qi Hua Fan

Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Mitjan Kalin

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Eduardo Guzman Solis

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Gianpiero Colonna

CNR-ISTP-Bari, Italy

Dr. Nadeem Qaiser

KAUST, Saudi Arabia