The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) is recognized as the premier international conference on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering. It provides a forum and networking venue for scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry. Attendees from all over the world come to present their findings, exchange ideas, share insights, make new friends, and renew old acquaintances. ICMCTF typically draws more than 800 attendees, covering over 50 oral technical sessions and a well-attended Thursday evening poster session.
ICMCTF 2023 will have eight technical symposia A through H and three topical symposia that pertain to the development of new coating materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches to scale-up for commercial applications. The conference will open with a plenary talk on Monday morning by Professor Li-Chyong Chen from the National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan, entitled, “Recent Trends In Artificial Photosynthesis: Atomistic/Surface Design and Probing of Nano-Photocatalysts.” Another special highlight of the meeting is our Exhibitors Keynote Lecture, entitled, “Future Requirements for Advanced Surface Modification and Coatings Technologies for Turbine Engine Applications,” presented by Dr. David Furrer, Senior Fellow, Discipline Lead, Materials & Processes Engineering, Pratt and Whitney, USA. Three Special Interest Lectures given by top specialists will be featured throughout the conference week. Professor Jia-Hong Huang from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, will speak on “Residual Stress Measurement on Hard Coatings and the Evaluation of Energy Relief Efficiency of Architectured Coatings.” Dr. Joerg Patscheider from Evatech AG, Switzerland, will speak on, “Nitride and Oxide Functional Thin Films – The Key to our Digital World,” and Dr. Shimpei Yamaguchi from TEL, will speak on “Advanced Patterning Technologies for Future Device Scaling” and Koukou Suu, from ULVAC, Inc., will speak on “Thin Film Sputtering Technologies Enabling Manufacturing of Functional Devices for Smart Society.”
In addition to the technical program, the conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials, and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. The exhibition, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25-26, will be open to the public, as well as a Career Center where organizations may post jobs, and candidates may interview for positions throughout the week. An educational program of Short Courses and Focused Topical Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the week.
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah and Bill Sproul Award Laureates and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, May 25, followed by a festive reception in the evening. In addition, we will be recognizing our 2021 awardees.
ICMCTF will again publish excellent scientific and technical work in peer-reviewed issues of the two Elsevier journals Surface and Coatings Technology (IF = 4.865) and Thin Solid Films (IF = 2.358), so we strongly encourage all authors to submit manuscripts for consideration by May 5, 2023.
The Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center, located in sunny San Diego in Southern California, will be the official conference venue, providing a relaxing atmosphere for discussion and networking among attendees.
We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving your abstract submission by November 15, 2022!
Jyh-Wei (Jeff) Lee Samir Aouadi
2023 Program Chair 2023 General Chair