The International Conference on Surfaces, coatings and interfaces - SurfCoat Korea 2018 is a 3-days event to be held in parallel to Surtech Korea 2018 and Coatings Korea 2018 Expo from 28th to 30th March 2018 in the Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea.


Click here for the Korean language web site version.


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.


The SurfCoat Korea 2018 conference topics include:


  • 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:


In addition to the conference sessions, other focused sessions will run in parallel:


Session on thin film/ coatings tribology


Prof. Albano Cavaleiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Quanshun Luo, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Prof. Sandra Carvalho, University of. Minho, Portugal


The session's details are available here.


Session on nanostructured surfaces and coatings

Chair: Prof Dongfeng Diao, Institute of Nanosurface Science and Engineering- Shenzhen University, China.


Session on surface wettability

Chair: Prof. Xu Deng, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China.


Conference Chairs

Prof. Dongfeng Diao

Shenzhen University, China

Prof. Albano Cavaleiro

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Quanshun Luo

Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Norbert Koch

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Prof. Alessandro Lavacchi

ICCOM, CNR, Firenze, Italy

Prof. Dongfeng Diao

Shenzhen University, China

Prof. Albano Cavaleiro

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Daniele Dini

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dr. Syahrullail Bin Samion

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. David Ruch

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Prof. Xu Deng

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Ronghua Wei

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Prof. Tomas Polcar

n-CATS, University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Sandra Carvalho

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Shuncai Wang

nCATS, University of Southampton, UK

Dr. Giovanni Ramírez

Bruker Nano Surfaces, California, USA

Prof. Feng Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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