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


In addition to the main conference sessions covering the event topics, different focus sessions/symposia and EU projects workshops are planned within the conference program. These focus sessions and workshops offer the conference participants the opportunity to go more into depth with one specific topic. They are open for all the event attendees. SCIT 2022 includes the following EU Projects workshops and six focus sessions:

  • i-TRIBOMAT: The European Tribology Centre (EU H2020 Workshop) : Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials Tribological Characterisation Services
  • ReSISTant EU Project Workshop: Drag Reducing Surfaces (Riblets)- Simulations, high resistant nano-coatings development, applications and new manufacturing processes for future worldwide applications.
  • Multifunctional composite and hybrid coatings
  • Surface nanoengineering, nano-coatings and Ultra-Thin Films
  • Graphene and 2D materials-based coatings
  • Corrosion and anti-corrosive coatings
  • Interface and interaction science, adhesion and Adhesives
  • Bio-interfaces and Bioactive coatings

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SICT 2022 goes hybrid; let’s meet on-site & online!

The conference committee offers flexible presentation and attendance options in a year of transition. We are preparing to meet in person in Barcelona- Spain, but we recognize that others may prefer to wait. That is why the conference will be presented in a hybrid format, comprised of in-person and virtual presentation (Oral/ poster). Present and participate in the format most convenient for you.

Three conferences at one place

The registration to SICT 2022 will allow you to attend also the two other joint conferences (PlasmaTech 2022 and Tribology 2022) running in parallel at the same venue.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Giuseppe Carbone

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Prof. Alicia de Andrés

Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC), Spain

Prof. Krasimir Vasilev

Flinders University, Australia

Prof. Jochen Schein

University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany

Prof. Stéphane Béchu

CNRS- Grenoble University, France

Dr. Himanshu H Mishra

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), KSA

Dr. Qi Hua Fan

Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Fabio Palumbo

CNR Institute of Nanotechnology, Italy

Prof. James G Broughton

Oxford Brookes University, UK

Dr. M. Abdul Samad

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA

Prof. Mustafa Urgen

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Tung

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Prof. Raman Singh

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Cristina Canal

The Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Enric Bertran-Serra

Barcelona University, Spain

Prof. Olivier Eichwald

Paul Sabatier University Toulouse, France

Prof. Joachim Albrecht

Aalen University, Germany

Prof. Juliette Cayer-Barrioz

LTDS - Ecole centrale de Lyon - CNRS UMR5513, France

Prof. Auezhan Amanov

Tampere University, Finland

Dr. Ramón Escobar Galindo

University of Seville, Spain

Dr. Maria Beatrice Coltelli

University of Pisa, Italy


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