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

In addition to the main conference sessions covering the event topics, different focus sessions/symposia and EU projects workshops are planned within the conference program. These focus sessions and workshops offer the conference participants the opportunity to go more into depth with one specific topic. They are open for all the event attendees. SCIT 2022 includes the following focus sessions:

Multifunctional composite and hybrid coatings

Surface nanoengineering, nano-coatings and Ultra-Thin Films

Corrosion and anti-corrosive coatings

Interface and interaction science, adhesion and Adhesives

Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology

Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sandra Carvalho

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Juliette Cayer-Barrioz

LTDS - Ecole centrale de Lyon - CNRS UMR5513, France

Prof. Jochen Schein

University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany

Prof. Raman Singh

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Auezhan Amanov

Tampere University, Finland

Prof. Margaret M. Stack,

University of Strathclyde, UK

Prof. Holger Kersten

University Kiel, Germany

Dr. Qi Hua Fan

Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Eduardo Guzman Solis

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Gianpiero Colonna

CNR-ISTP-Bari, Italy

Prof. Meital Zilberman

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Sónia Simões

University of Porto, Portugal

Dr. Wangzhong Mu

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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