The International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces

Conference Topics

The conference topics include:


  • Surface treatments and coatings deposition processes

  • Surface engineering and functionalization

  • Characterization of engineered surfaces

  • Surfaces and coatings properties/ Performance

  • Interface and interaction science

  • Electro- and electroless plating

  • Cold and Thermal spraying

  • Thermochemical surface engineering

  • Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD

  • Novel surface modification technologies

  • Conversion coatings

  • Additive manufacturing of surfaces

  • Surface engineering in sustainable energy applications

  • Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings

  • Biointerfaces

  • Optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic coatings

  • Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces

  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings

  • Smart surfaces and coatings

  • Self-healing surfaces

  • Modelling of simulation of coating

  • Surface nanoengineering

  • Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films

  • Graphene coatings/films

  • Tribological coatings

  • Wear and corrosion protection

  • Adhesion and Adhesives


In addition to the main sessions of the conference , the following focused sessions/ symposia will run in parallel and will be open to all the conference participants:


Focused Session on Functional surfaces for biomedical applications

Dr Krasimir Vasilev, ITEE, University of South Australia, Australia

Professor Abraham Atta Ogwu, West of Scotland University, UK


Focused session on laser processing of thin films
Chair: Dr. Maria Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers Plasma Radiation Physics, Romania


Focused session on Plasma deposition and processing


Prof. Marcela Bilek, University of Sydney, Australia

Prof Jang-Hsing Hsieh, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan


Focused session on carbon based coatings

Chair: Prof Dae-Soon Lim, Korea University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea


Focused session on fire retardant coatings

Chair: Prof. Faiz Ahmad, University of Technology Petronas, Malaysia