Plenary Keynotes

SpeakerTitle and abstract

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Eckhard Quandt

Chair of Inorganic Functional Materials, Institute for Materials Science, University of Kiel, Germany

Smart thin films for medical applications

Prof. Dr. Jindrich Musil

Department of Physics and NTIS-European Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Advanced hard nanocomposite coatings: Unique properties and role of energy

Prof. Dong-Sing Wuu

President, Da-Yeh University, Changhua, Taiwan

Wide bandgap nitride and oxide semiconductors: pulsed laser deposition, film characterization, and device applications

Prof Nitin P. Padture

School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, USA

Advanced Ceramic Coatings for More Efficient Gas-Turbine Enginesfor Aircraft Propulsion and Electricity Generation

Prof. Takashi Goto

Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

Laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition: Materials synthesis and Microstructure control

Prof. Subodh G. Mhaisalkar

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering; Executive-Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Singapore 

Perovskite Solar Cells: “0 to 22” in 48 months

Invited Talks

SymposiumSpeakerTitle and abstract


Prof. Witold Gulbinski, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Carbon supersaturated, FeCrNi based amorphous coatings – deposition and properties


Prof. Liping Wang, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Carbon-based films towards space applications


Dr. Hang Le Huang, Gencoa Ltd

Current technology and market trends for the production of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) films


Dr. David Sawtell, Manchester Metropolitan University

Functional films on powders for enhancing industrial processes


Prof. Xing Yuan Liu, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Transparent conduncting oxide films prepared under room temperature by E-beam evaporation


Prof. Gong Jun, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Preparation and characterization of nanocomposite AlB2-type WB2 superhard coatings


Prof. Yaowen Lu, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

New Development of Vacuum Detection Techniques


Prof. Cheng Song, Tsinghua University, China

Manipulation of antiferromagnetic moments by magnetic, electrical, and current means

Prof. Richard Walton, University of Warwick, UK
Richard Walton (Warwick) - Nanostructured Oxides for Catalysis from Solvothermal Synthesis
Prof. Kohei Soga, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Nano-layered structure on ceramic phosphors for fluorescence nanothermometry in the second biological window
Prof. Masaru Rao, University of California, Riverside, US
Combining titanium deep reactive ion etching and in situ nanoporous TiO2 growth for photocatalytic microreactor applications
Prof. G. Sankar, University College London, UK
Functional porous framework oxide films through CVD and hydrothermal processing methods
Prof. Jawwad Dharr, University College London, UK
More Sustainable Transparent Conducting Oxides; High throughput Discovery to Pilot Plant Scale-up
Prof. Shu Yin, Tohoku University, Japan
Solvothermal Synthesis of Inorganic Particles and Thin films with Controllable Morphology and Functionality
Prof. Rob Palgrave, University College London, UK
TComplex Doping Regimes in Oxide Photocatalysts - Understanding the Influence on Electronic, Optical and Structural Properties
Prof. Hajime Wagata, Shinshu University, Japan
An Aqueous Solution Process for Low-Temperature Fabrication of Transparent Conductive ZnO Films
Prof. Shlomo Magdassi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 
Fabrication of Transparent Conductors by Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials
Prof. Katsuya Teshima, Shinshu University, Japan
Flux Innovation of Inorganic Crystal Layers for Next-Generation Energy Applications
Prof. Bill Clegg, University of Cambridge, UK
Deformation behaviour of fine-grained hard coatings
Dr. Prof. Ben Beake, Mirco Materials Ltd & University of Leeds, UK

Nanomechanical testing of thin films to 950 °C

Dr. Jinju (Vicky) Chen, Newcastle University, UK

Nanomechanics of biological thin films

Prof. Alexander Korsunsky, Oxford University, UK
The analysis of stiffness, hardness, toughness and strength of thin films by experiment and modelling
Prof. Erjia Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Microstructure and mechanical properties of cold sprayed Ti6Al4V coatings
Prof. Han Huang, University of Queensland, Australia

Characterisation of the mechanical propertiesof film/substrate systems via nanoindentation 

Dr. J. M. Wheeler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

In situ, high temperature micromechanicalmeasurement of yield strength and fracture toughness of hard, thin coatings

ODFDr. Biplab Paul, Department of Physics,Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Sweden

A journey from bulk thermometrics to thin films for scavenging body heat to power wearable electronics

Dr. John Provine, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Designer high and low k dielectric films through plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Thin Film Dielectric for Freeform Electronics

Dr. Biplab Paul, New Materials for Semiconductor Devices, CNR-IMM, Italy

A journey from bulk thermometrics to thin films for scavenging body heat to power wearable electronics

Prof. Yuki Nagao, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,Proton transport property in organized polyimide thin films
Prof. Yuezhong Meng, Sun Yat-sen University, China 
MMT-based coatings on polymer films for gas barrier applications
Prof. Masayuki Yamaguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 
Surface localization of nanoparticles on polymer films
Prof. Xiao-Tao Hao,  Shandong University, China 
Fundamental mechanism and device performance in ternary organic bulk heterojunctions
Prof. Ming-Tzer Lin, Graduate Institute of Precision Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Driving force for texture and texture transformation of thin Ag film

Prof. Shou-Yi Chang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Stress-induced self-formation of textured graphite conducting wires in amorphous carbon films
Prof. Hideaki Araki, National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
CTS-based thin-film solar cells prepared via co-evaporation
Dr. Zhaohong Huang, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore
Anti-Corrosion of Cu/Ni/Au 3D Circuitry in Artificial Sweat Solution
Prof. Zuruzi Abu Samah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute Technology Brunei, Brunei
Aqueous oxidation of titanium: A route towards TiO2 based gas sensors and heat pipes 
Prof. Guojian Li, Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Processing of Materials (Ministry of Education), Northeastern University Shenyang, China
Growth of ferromagnetic nanocrystalline thin film by molecular beam vapor deposition under in-situ high magnetic fields
Prof. Yongxiang Leng, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
The Performance of Diamond Like Carbon DLC with different composition and microstructure in Physiological Solutions
Prof. Her-Hsiung Huang, Department of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Bone Cell Response to Zirconia Dental Implant Surfaces Immobilized with Biomolecules Using Natural Cross-linker
SMFProf. Des Gibson, University of the West of Scotland, UK
Advances in optical coatings using plasma assisted physical vapour deposition of thin films and nanostructures
Prof. PingAn Hu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Electronics and optoelectronics based on two dimensional layered films
Prof. Danyang Wang, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW, Australia
Tailoring functionality of Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3, (Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 nanostructures using built-in electric field
Prof. Ming Wen, Tongji University, ChinaConstruction of multilevel nanomaterials with highly performance for hydrogen generation
Prof. Yan Li, Beihang University, China
Phase transformation behavior of novel Ni-Ti-Nb shape memory thin films
Prof. Yang Liu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Recall time in a memristive Hopfield neural network
Prof. Shuncai Wang, University of Southampton, UK
Preparation of superhydrophobic ceramic-metal coatings by electrodeposition
Prof. Michael W. Tausch, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Photoprocesses in Chemical Education. Thin Films with Molecular Switches
Prof. Weimin Huang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Advanced shape memory technology for surface patterning and its applications

More to come!