ICMCTF 2009 36th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego
The 36th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films
April 27 – May 1st, 2009
San Diego, CA (USA)
Abstracts and Awards submissions: Oct. 1st
Contributed papers are solicited for more than 50 sessions that span an extensive collection of subjects. Abstracts will be evaluated for their potential interest to the conference attendees and on the quality of their technical content. More than 80 invited speakers, with international recognition in their respective fields will participate in the eight Symposia and four topical sessions.
The conference opens with a Plenary Lecture “Functionalizing the Surface of Semiconductors for Biological Sensors” by Prof. Stephen J. Pearton, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
The conference includes a well-subscribed Poster Session where authors are asked to post a detailed summary of their work. During the two-hour session, authors are required to be standing with their posted materials to lead discussions and answer questions.
An extensive equipment exhibition is offered in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, 2009. Most of the premier international companies in the field will participate in this extensive display that promotes technical interchange of information on the science, technology, and application of coatings, thin films, and surface modification methods.
Five short courses will be offered on Sunday preceding the conference:
1) “Advanced Thin Film Characterization”, Prof. I. Petrov, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL, USA
2) “Thin Film Nucleation, Growth, and Microstructure Evolution”, Prof. J. E. Greene, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL, USA
3) “Surface Preparation for Thin Film Deposition”, Prof. G. McGuire, International Technology Center, North Carolina, USA
4) “High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering”, A. Anders, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley CA, USA and A. Ehiasarian, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
5) “An Introduction to Vacuum Technology”, R. A. Childs, RAC Consulting, Watertown, MA, USA
The costs for the short courses will be $400 per attendee, $100 for graduate students.
Various tutorials are offered free to all registered attendees. They include “Art and Skill of Successful Oral and Poster Presentations”, by R. Boxman, Tel Aviv University, and several focused topical sessions by industrial companies.
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