ICMCTF 2019 will have eight technical symposia A through H and four topical symposia, addressing experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues associated with the development of new coating materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches to scale-up for commercial applications. A special emphasis on flexible electronic materials for this year is evident with an opening plenary talk on Monday morning by Professor John A. Rogers from Northwestern University on ‘Soft Electronics for the Human Body.’ Another special highlight of the meeting is our Exhibitors Keynote Lecture, presented by Dr. Farwah Nahif, Eifeler-Vacotec GmbH, Germany. She will present on the topic of "Advanced Performance of Tools in Sheet-metal Forming - The Synergy of Surface Technology and Tooling Material Selection." Two Special Interest Lectures will be featured throughout the conference week, as well. Professor Ivan Petrov from the University of Illinois, USA, and Linköping University, Sweden, will speak on his vast experience with “Linking Intrinsic Plasma Characteristics to the Microstructure and Properties of Diverse Thin Film Materials.” Professor Gregory Abadias from the Université de Poitiers, France, will share his recent work on “Advanced Monitoring of Thin Film Growth from Real-time Diagnostics.”
In addition to the technical program, the Conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21-22, 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 and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, May 22, followed by a festive buffet reception in the evening.
ICMCTF will again publish excellent scientific and technical work in peer-reviewed issues of the two Elsevier journals Surface and Coatings Technology (SCT) and Thin Solid Films (TSF), so we strongly encourage all authors to for consideration by April 8, 2019.
The Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center, located in sunny San Diego of Southern California, will be the official conference venue, providing a relaxed atmosphere for discussion and networking among attendees.