Welcome to the Advanced Surface Engineering Divsion

The Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED) provides a continuing forum for fostering the understanding of advanced surface engineering technologies. ASED brings together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, thereby merging research with application and promoting coating integration in materials design and engineering.

ASED organizes and supports conferences, symposia and workshops, to promote discussion of basic aspects of surface’s science, technology and engineering. Areas of interest are best described by the list of Symposia in the annual International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films.

Please send your nominations for the

R. F. Bunshah Award

and/or the

ICMCTF Graduate Student Awards

for ICMCTF electronically to the ASED Awards Committee, asedawards@avs.org before Oct. 1st the preceding year.


45th ICMCTF 2018

We are pleased to announce the 45th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), which will be held April 23rd – 27th 2018 in San Diego CA, USA.

Further information on the technical and topical symposia, industrial exhibition, and special topics such as the plenary and industrial keynote speakers will be available soon.

General chair: Yip-Wah Chung
Program chair: Michael Stüber

ICMCTF 2017 proceedings

A Happy and Healthy 2018 is wished for all ICMCTF Colleagues:

The 44th ICMCTF 2017 Proceedings with complimentary open access are now available on the web-sites of the Elsevier journals Thin Solid Films (Vol. 644) and Surface and Coatings Technology (Vol. 332) these issues are available electronically on Science Direct at the following links:

TSF: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00406090/644
SCT: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02578972/332

From now until May, 2019 anyone can view, download, and print the published 44th ICMCTF (2017) conference papers. Open access, which is provided by ICMCTF and Elsevier, means that people world-wide can download and read the conference publications at no charge. Such wide distribution enhances the visibility of our proceedings and will increase article citation rates.

The 2016 ICMCTF proceedings are still available with open access through May 1, 2018 at

TSF: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00406090/620
SCT: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02578972/308

Please, take advantage of this opportunity to read papers of interest to you.

You are cordially invited to attend the 45th ICMCTF April 23-27, 2018.

The 2018 ICMCTF Preliminary Program will be posted on the website at


ICMCTF 2017 Proceedings Editors:
Samir Aouadi, Esteban Broitman, Carlos A. Figueroa,
Grzegorz Greczynski, Christopher Muratore, and Michael Stüber


2017 General Chair  2017 Program Chair
Christian Mitterer  Yip-Wah Chung