ICMCTF 2022 will have eight technical symposia A through H and five topical symposia, addressing experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues associated with the development of new coating materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches to scale-up for commercial applications. The opening plenary talk on Monday morning is given by Professor Christopher A. Schuh from MIT on ‘The Fundamental Physics of Spray Coatings and Surface Impacts: Unit Process Studies of Hypersonic Particle Impacts’.
In addition to the technical program, the Conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. The Exhibition is open to the public. An educational program of Short Courses and Focused Topic Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the week.
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah Award Laureate, the Bill Sproul Award winner and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, followed by a festive buffet reception in the evening.
ICMCTF will again publish excellent scientific and technical work in peer-reviewed issues of the two Elsevier journals Surface and Coatings Technology (SCT) and Thin Solid Films (TSF), so we strongly encourage all authors to submit manuscripts for consideration by May 6, 2022.
The Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center, located in sunny San Diego of Southern California, will be the official conference venue, providing a relaxed atmosphere for discussion and networking among attendees.
Greg Greczynski, Samir Aouadi