Conference Overview

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 42 oral technical sessions and a well-attended poster session.

ICMCTF 2016 will be organized in eight concurrent technical symposia A through H 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, open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27, 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 2016. We very much look forward to seeing you there.

 


Suneel Kodambaka and Christian Mitterer

 

 

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Technical Symposia

Contributed papers are solicited for 42 sessions, within eight concurrent symposia A through H and six special topical symposia, which span an extensive collection of subjects. Abstracts will be evaluated for their potential interest to the conference attendees and on the quality of their technical content. More than 60 invited speakers with international recognition in their respective fields will strengthen the program.

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Plenary Speaker

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

  • Zhong Lin Wang, Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA., USA

    "Nanogenerators as New Energy Technology and Piezotronics for Smart Systems"

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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 26-27, 2016. 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:

  • Wolfgang Diehl, Vice-Director of Fraunhofer IST, Braunschweig, Germany and SVC president (2014-2016)

    "Functional Coatings Produced by Plasma Processes- Technology and Recent Applications"

 


 

 

 

 

 

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R.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, 2015

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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, 2015

2015 Student Award Winners/Recipients
Left to right: Joe Greene Chairman of the Awards Committee, Sebastian Velasco Calderon, Christian M. Koller, and Antonio B. Mei.

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Focused Topic Sessions
In addition to the regular technical sessions, several Focused Topic Sessions are offered throughout the week, covering emerging topics of scientific and technological interest. Recent progress in thin film deposition and coating characterization will be highlighted by leading scientists. In addition, round panel discussions and equipment demonstration will be take place.

Details will be posted to the website as they become available.

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Short Courses
At ICMCTF, various short courses are offered by leading experts in their fields, providing training for scientists, engineers, technicians, and students. There are seven one-day courses being offered held Sunday through Thursday during the conference week.

As the educational program's courses are scheduled and confirmed, more detailed information regarding the course titles, instructors, days and dates as well as the registration fees and forms will be posted.

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Poster Session
The conference includes a well-attended poster session on Thursday, April 28, 2016. 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 Thursday, March 31, 2016 for your convenience. On-line reservations are the preferred method to secure a conference room reservation. You may also contact the hotel directly to make your room reservations doing so as early as possible 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.

On-line Reservations:
 https://aws.passkey.com/event/13997928/owner/27934/home- Preferred Method

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
Suneel Kodambaka
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Program Chair
Christian Mitterer
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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