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The SICT 2022 offers a great opportunity for scientists, researchers, and experts active in the field of surfaces and coatings science and technologies (Polymer, material and paint chemists, surface and interface scientists, formulators, designers and policy makers) from both academia and industry to present their newest research discoveries, share insights and exchange the latest ideas.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for scientists from Europe and from all over the world to meet and discuss the latest advances in surfaces and coatings physics and chemistry, surface engineering/ modification, coatings deposition and functionalisation processes as well as the investigated properties and performances in related innovation fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, two-dimensional materials and graphene, bio-interfaces, nanoelectronics, bio-nanoscience, functional/energy materials, etc.

The conference topics include:

  • Surface treatments and coatings deposition and functionalization processes
  • Cold and Thermal spraying (PVD, CVD, ...), thermochemical, Electro- and electroless plating
  • Wet chemical and electrochemical processes such as plating, sol-gel coating, anodization,
  • Surfaces and coatings modelling and characterization
  • Interface and interaction science, adhesion, and adhesives
  • Surface nanoengineering, nano-coatings and Ultra-Thin Films
  • Graphene and carbon-based coatings/films
  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings
  • Hydro-, ice- and oleophobic/philic surfaces
  • Smart surfaces and coatings, Self-healing, self-cleaning, … surfaces
  • Tribological coatings: friction performance, wear resistance (abrasion, erosion, fretting, etc)
  • Corrosion and oxidation resistance, Thermal protection and diffusion resistance,
  • Surface engineering/ coatings in sustainable energy, conversion, optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic applications
  • Bio-interfaces, Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sally McArthur

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Csaba Balázsi

Centre for Energy Research, Eötvös Loránd Research Network, Hungary

Prof. Jochen Schein

University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany

Dr. Krasimir Vasilev

ITEE, University of South Australia, Australia

Prof. Stéphane Béchu

CNRS- Grenoble University, France

Dr. Himanshu H Mishra

King Fahd University of Science and Technology, KSA

Dr. Qi Hua Fan

Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Fabio Palumbo

University of Bari, Italy

Dr. Oriol Rius-Ayra

University of Barcelona, Spain

Dr. M. Abdul Samad

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA