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Welcome to FCSE-2017!
Montreal (Canada), June 4-7, 2017


The 8th Symposium on Functional Coatings and Surface Engineering took place in Montreal, Canada, on June 4-7, 2017 .

Photos of the event are now available here!

We are glad to announce that the 8th edition of the FCSE symposium has attracted the largest number of participants, sponsors and exhibitors in its 18-year history. We wish to thank all participants for their presence, lively and stimulating discussions, contributions and support. See you next time!
The FCSE-2017 organizers 
For further comments, questions and suggestions, please contact the organizers.

View the list of Invited speakers, Detailed program

and Program at a glance

View the Final Program and Book of Abstracts


The symposium focuses on the following topics and subjects:

  • Thin films with tailored optical, mechanical, tribological, electrical, thermal and other functional properties;
  • Smart coating materials and film systems;
  • Vacuum and non-vacuum deposition processes and process control and diagnostics;
  • Plasma processes and plasma-surface interactions;
  • Thin film systems for passive and active optical filters and waveguides;
  • Modeling and predictive tools for processes and coating system performance;
  • Protective tribological coatings with enhanced wear, scratch abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistance, hydro- and icephobicity and other functionalities;
  • Characterization methods: microstructure and the functional properties;
  • Thin film materials and systems for optical, optoelectronic, aerospace, outer-space, energy-control, biomedical, micro-system, sensor, energy and other applications;
  • Surface and interface engineering approaches for the control of adhesion, stress and environmental stability.

The symposium features:

  • Invited lectures of leading experts;
  • Oral and Poster original presentations;
  • Short courses;
  • Hands-on workshops;
  • Table top exhibit;
  • Social networking events.

We advise you to make early hotel reservations.

The symposium is organised by the Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe (Quebec Consortium of Advanced Materials – RQMP) and the St. Lawrence Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces in collaboration with the Society of Vacuum Coaters, and hosted by Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal.



Ludvik Martinu and Jolanta Sapieha,
FCSE-2017 organizers