The SICT 2024 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

Following the great success of the last edition held in Lisbon, this 8th edition of the  Surfaces, Interfaces & Coatings Technologies - SICT 2024 International conference will be held from 17 to 19 April 2024 in Vienna, Austria.

Don’t miss this opportunity to submit your abstract for consideration for more than 250 oral presentations and poster sessions within the conference topics and sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Giuseppe Carbone

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Prof. Holger Kersten

University Kiel, Germany

Prof. Jochen Schein

University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany

Prof. Auezhan Amanov

Tampere University, Finland

Prof. Sungmo Moon

Korea Institute of Materials Science & University of Science & Technology, Rep. of Korea

Prof. Hana Barankova

Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr.-Ing. Ewald Badisch

AC2T Research GmbH, Austria

Dr. Monica Bollani

Photonic and Nanotechnology Institute, Italy

Dr. Dirk Hegemann

Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Prof. Carsten Gachot

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Prof. Alberto Brambilla

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Rimantas Ramanauskas

Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania

Prof. Margaret M. Stack,

University of Strathclyde, UK

Prof. Dongfeng Diao

Shenzhen University, China