The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) will be held at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA , from Sunday afternoon, April 25 -30.
The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) is recognized as the premier international conference on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering. It provides a forum and networking venue for scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry. Attendees from all over the world come to present their findings, exchange ideas, share insights, make new friends, and renew old acquaintances. The Conference typically draws more than 800 attendees, covering more than 50 oral technical sessions and a well-attended Thursday evening poster session.
In addition to the technical program, the Conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, Tuesday and Wednesday, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. The Exhibition is open to the public. An educational program of Short Courses and Focused Topic Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the week.
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah Award Laureate, Bill Sproul Award Laureate and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, followed by a festive buffet reception in the evening.
B. Hard Coatings and Vapor Deposition Technologies
C. Fundamentals and Technology of Multifunctional Materials and Devices
D. Coatings for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
E. Tribology and Mechanical Behavior of Coatings and Engineered Surfaces
F. New Horizons in Coatings and Thin Films
G. Surface Engineering – Applied Research and Industrial Applications
H. Advanced Characterization Techniques for Coatings, Thin Films, and Small Volumes
TS2. New Horizons in Boron-Containing Coatings: Modeling, Synthesis and Applications
TS3. In-silico Design of Novel Materials by Quantum Mechanics and Classical Methods (jointly sponsored by ICMCTF and AQS)
TS4. Photocatalytic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces
TS5. Thin Films on Polymer Substrates: Flexible Electronics and Beyond