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St. Lawrence Chapter - Symposium

10th Symposium on Functional Coatings and Surface Engineering (FCSE 2024)

Location: Montréal, Canada (Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal)
Date: June 2-6, 2024 (8:00AM - 8:00PM)
Contacts:  Ludvik Martinu, Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha

Symposium Topics

  • Thin films with tailored optical, mechanical, tribological, electrical, thermal and other functional properties
  • Vacuum and non-vacuum deposition processes, process control and diagnostics
  • Plasma processes and plasma-surface interactions
  • Thin film systems for passive and active optical filters with enhanced durability
  • Modeling and predictive tools for processes and coating system performance
  • Protective tribological coatings with enhanced wear, scratch, abrasion, erosion, oxidation and corrosion resistance, hydro- and icephobicity and other functionalities
  • Characterization methods: microstructure, composition and functional properties
  • Thin film materials and systems for optical, optoelectronic, aerospace, outer-space, energy-control, biomedical, micro-system, sensor, energy and other applications
  • Residual stress in films and coatings – origin, assessment and mitigation
  • Surface and interface engineering approaches for the control of adhesion, stress and environmental stability
  • Life cycle analysis for surface engineering solutions

Program and Schedule

Short courses (full day) – Sunday, June 2, 2024

  • Materials science and film growth
  • Plasma processing of materials
  • Mechanical, tribological and structural characteristics

Symposium technical program – Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Invited lectures and contributed oral presentations - Poster presentations - Awards for the best posters - Table-top exhibit by manufacturers and vendors - Visit of research facilities - Symposium reception and social networking event

Hands-on workshops (full day) – Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • "Mechanical and tribological testing"
  • "Optical characterization and reverse engineering - Spectroscopic ellipsometry"
  • "Microstructural and compositional analyses"