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 all over
the world to present their findings, exchange ideas,
share insights, make new friends, and renew old
acquaintances. The Conference typically draws more than
700 attendees, covering 40 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, April 25 and 26, 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.
The Plenary Speaker, Chris Schuh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA) will be speaking on "Grain Boundary Alloying: The Key Ingredient for Commercializable Nanoscrystalline Coatings" and the Exhibition Keynote Speaker, Chris Engdahl, Vice-President Technology Crystallume, Santa Clara, CA, USA will be speaking on "Success and Failure in the Commercialization of CVD Diamond.”
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah Award Laureate and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, April 26, followed by a festive poolside buffet reception in the evening.
The conference includes a
well-attended poster session on Thursday, April
27, 2017 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm). Authors show a detailed
summary of their work. During the two hour session,
authors will be standing with their posted materials to
lead discussions and answer questions.
*The ICMCTF 2017 Banner is a composite of images provided courtesy of: Beate Rabsch and Michael Stüber at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.