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.

46th ICMCTF 2020 

We are pleased to announce the 47th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), which will be held April 26th – May 1st 2029 in San Diego CA, USA.

General chair: Christopher Muratore
Program chair: Grzegorz Greczynski

ICMCTF Website

ICMCTF 2017 proceedings

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.

You are cordially invited to attend the 46th ICMCTF May 19th – 24th, 2019.

The 2019 ICMCTF Preliminary Program will be posted on the website at