The International Conference on Surfaces, coatings and interfaces - SurfCoat Korea 2017 is a 3-days event to be held in parallel to Surtech Korea 2017 and Coatings Korea 2017 Expo from 29th to 31th March 2017 in the Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea.


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The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the fields of surfaces, coatings and interfaces engineering, discusses recent advances and current problems, and points out the prospective development of the field.  Contributions are expected to be in line with the surface treatments and coatings processes, and their properties/performance. The conference targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. It will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions.


Conference Topics


  • Surface treatments and coatings deposition processes

  • Surface engineering and functionalization

  • Characterization of engineered surfaces

  • Surfaces and coatings properties/ Performance

  • Interface and interaction science

  • Electro- and electroless plating

  • Cold and Thermal spraying

  • Thermochemical surface engineering

  • Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD

  • Novel surface modification technologies

  • Conversion coatings

  • Additive manufacturing of surfaces

  • Surface engineering in sustainable energy applications

  • Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings

  • Biointerfaces

  • Optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic coatings

  • Hydro, ice and oleophobic/philic surfaces

  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings

  • Smart surfaces and coatings

  • Self-healing surfaces

  • Modelling of simulation of coating

  • Surface nanoengineering

  • Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films

  • Graphene coatings/films

  • Tribological coatings

  • Wear and corrosion protection

  • Adhesion and Adhesives


Focused sessions:


Focused Session on Functional surfaces for biomedical applications


Dr Krasimir Vasilev, ITEE, University of South Australia, Australia

Professor Abraham Atta Ogwu, West of Scotland University, UK

Focused session on laser processing of thin films


Dr. Maria Dinescu, National Institute for Lasers Plasma Radiation Physics, Romania

Focused session on Plasma deposition and processing


Prof. Marcela Bilek, University of Sydney, Australia

Prof Jang-Hsing Hsieh, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan




Conference Publications:


A special issue of selected participants papers will be published in the Applied Surface Science Journal - Elsevier subject to peer review process.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dae-Soon Lim

Nano-Materials and Surface Engineering Lab, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Dr. Maria Dinescu

National Institute for Lasers Plasma Radiation Physics, Romania

Prof. Toshio Ogino

Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan

Prof. Jordi Fraxedas

Group Leader at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Spain

Prof. Marcela Bilek

University of Sydney, Australia

Prof. Abraham Atta Ogwu

West of Scotland University, UK

Prof. Jang-Hsing Hsieh

College of Environment and Resources, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan

Prof. Jean-Francois Berret

Laboratoire Matiere et Systèmes Complexes UMR 7057 University Paris-Diderot/CNRS, France


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