This symposium will provide an open forum for material scientists and engineers to discuss recent advances in coating sciences and technologies reflecting theoretical and manufacturing issues, microstructure and property characterization, harsh environment resistance and life time prediction. Innovative coating deposition techniques and surface modification processes are particularly emphasized to realize surfaces with enhanced structural and environmental properties and/or novel multi-functionality; thereby enabling them to meet present requirements and future challenges for more efficient, reliable, economical, and clean applications that serve the technological needs of our society.

Of interest are coating materials systems and their processing based on oxide and non-oxide ceramics; new carbons; metal-ceramic, organic-ceramic and nano-composites; and hybrid and graded structures. Special focus will be placed on advanced ceramic coatings and components for aerospace, automotive and energy applications.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Thermal and environmental coatings
  • Coatings to resist chemical, wear, erosion, corrosion and tribological loadings
  • Advanced coatings for extreme environments
  • Functionally graded coatings
  • Smart and multifunctional thin films and coatings: Self-cleaning, anti- microbial, anti-smog, catalytic, electrically/magnetically/optically stimuli-responsive, etc.
  • Advances in coating processing methods
  • Advanced characterization techniques, properties and non-destructive testing
  • Interface phenomena, adhesion and functional coating properties
  • Substrate materials, substrate treatments; post-deposition treatment
  • Modelling, simulation and data-base development for life time prediction of coatings
  • Jun Akedo, AIST, Japan,
  • Hagen Klemm, Fraunhofer Institute Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Germany,
  • Satoshi Kitaoka, JFCC, Japan
  • Seiji Kuroda, NIMS, Japan
  • Sanjay Sampath, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Tatsuki Ohji, AIST, Japan
  • Kentaro Shinoda, AIST, Japan
  • Tetsuo Tsuchiya, AIST, Japan
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany