Welcome to the FCSE 2021 virtual symposium

The 9th International Symposium on Functional Coatings and Surface Engineering will take place virtually on June 14-17, 2021. Call for papers is open and due May 10, 2021.

The virtual 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 virtual symposium features:

  • Invited lectures of leading experts;
  • Oral and Poster original presentations;
  • Short courses;
  • Workshops on coating characterization;
  • Virtual exhibit;
  • Discussion and networking sessions.

The symposium is organized by the Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe (Quebec Consortium on Advanced Materials – RQMP) and the St. Lawrence Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing in collaboration with the Society of Vacuum Coaters and with the Green SEAM (the NSERC Strategic Network on Green Surface Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing). It is hosted by Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal.

Important Dates

May 10, 2021 - abstract submission deadline.

May 14, 2021  - registration deadline for speakers

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