Conference Overview

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The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) is internationally recognized as the premier international conference focused on thin-film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering. It brings together scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry, thereby merging cutting-edge research with real-world applications. The conference consistently draws more than 700 attendees each year within 37 oral technical sessions and a well-attended poster session.

ICMCTF 2015, will be organized in seven concurrent technical symposia A through G and six topical symposia, addressing experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues associated with the development of new coating materials and processes, and evolving approaches to scale-up for commercial applications.

In addition to the technical program, the conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, which is open to the public, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. Short courses and Focused Topic Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the conference week.

Each year, the R.F. Bunshah Award Laureate and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation at the ICMCTF.

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 the attendees.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in ICMCTF 2015. We very much look forward to seeing you there.


Claus Rebholz and Suneel Kodambaka 

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Plenary Speaker
The conference opens with a Plenary Session on Monday at 8:00 a.m. presented by:

  • Eric Chason, Professor of Engineering at Brown University, USA

    "Connecting Residual Stress and Thin Film Growth Processes: Real-time Experiments and a Kinetic Model"

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Exhibits
equipmentAn extensive equipment exhibition of the premier international companies is offered in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21-22, 2015. The exhibition promotes technical interchange of information on the science, technology, and application of coatings, thin films, and surface modification methods. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Jeannette DeGennaro at jeannette@avs.org for more information.

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Exhibitor Keynote Speaker
The Exhibition is introduced Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. by the Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Jürgen Ramm, R&D Manager New Technologies at Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG (Liechtenstein)

    "Synthesis of Oxides by Reactive Cathodic Arc Evaporation: Cathode Surface and Coating Properties”

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Prof. Jindrich Musil, 2014 Bunshah Award recipientR.F. Bunshah Award & ICMCTF Lecture
The ASED division of AVS honors an individual scientist or engineer for outstanding research and technological innovation in the field of surface engineering, coatings, thin films and related areas of interest to ASED.

The award consists of a $1500 cash prize, an engraved statuette stating the nature of the award and an honorary lectureship at the ICMCTF conference. The laureate shall also receive up to six nights lodging at the Town & Country Hotel, travel support reimbursement up to $1500 and a complimentary meeting registration.

The Awards Convocation is held on Wednesday, late afternoon, with a reception following the Convocation and Honorary Lecture in the evening.

Detailed information and nomination procedures are available on the ASED website: http://divisions.avs.org/ased/

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Deadline: October 1, 2014

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Graduate Student Awards
The ASED division of AVS has established the Graduate Student Awards for excellence in scholarly research. Students are judged on the quality of their research, their oral presentation at ICMCTF and individual discussions with the Awards Committee. Three awards are chosen consisting of a cash prize ($400, $300 and $250), a certificate, complimentary meeting registration, up to six nights lodging at the Town and Country Hotel and travel support reimbursement up to $500. Detailed information and nomination procedures are available on the ASED website: http://divisions.avs.org/ased/

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Deadline: October 1, 2014

2014 ICMCTF graduate student awardees (Shiyu Liu, Samantha Lawrence, and Trevor Hardcastle) with ASED Chair Joe Greene

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Poster Session
The conference includes a well-attended poster session on Thursday, April 23, 2015. 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.

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Conference Proceedings
Authors are encouraged to submit scientific papers for the Conference Proceedings which will be published as special issues of the two Elsevier journals Surface and Coatings Technology (SCT) and Thin Solid Films (TSF). Manuscripts, prepared according to the journals’ Guidelines for Authors, should be submitted electronically and will be subject to a strict scientific journal standards peer review. Accepted manuscripts will be published and posted on the journals website for complimentary worldwide access and retrieval in late December or early January.

Continuing this year, ICMCTF has ensured a one year open-access of the Conference Proceedings in TSF and SCT on line. This will increase the articles’ world-wide visibility as well as the chances for citations. Anyone will be able to read and download the papers from the Journals’ web-sites (SCT and TSF). All attendees will be notified via email when the proceedings appear on-line.

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Social Events

 

 

 

 



 

Monday: Welcome Mixer
Tuesday: Exhibits Reception
Wednesday: Awards Convocation, and Awards Reception
Thursday: Poster Reception
Friday: Thank You, See You Next Year Party!

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Conference Registration

PLEASE NOTE: The Town and Country Hotel provides technical meeting space in proportion to the number of hotel sleeping rooms sold to conference participants. Therefore, the conference registration fee structure is based on your utilizing the Town and Country Hotel. The ICMCTF Conference depends on your continued support.

Registration fee information can be found under the Conference Registration tab.

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Official Hotel Accommodations
The Town and Country Hotel is the official conference hotel. A limited number of rooms will be held until Monday, March 30, 2015 for your convenience. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel and should be done early to guarantee your space. Mention that you are attending the ICMCTF meeting to receive the reduced conference rates. The hotel requires a one night deposit via credit card to hold your room.

The hotel website (www.towncountry.com) provides excellent supporting information about the hotel, its location and access to area maps.

Rates and reservation information can be found under the Hotel & Travel tab.

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ICMCTF


General Chair
Claus Rebholz
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Program Chair
Suneel Kodambaka
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Exhibits Manager
Jeannette DeGennaro
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Conference Manager
Phyllis Greene
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Conference Secretary
Mabel Zabinski
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AVS
Sponsored by:
AVS Advanced Surface
Engineering Division