ThinFilms Workshop, Chongqing, 2013

The 2 nd International Thin Films Workshop, co-organized by the Thin Films Society (TFS) and Chongqing University (CQU), was held on 13th July 2013 in CQU, China. Over 20 participants from China, Australia, England, New Zealand, and Singapore attended the workshop. A wide range of topics was presented and discussed, including thin films and coatings for tribological, biological, energy, environmental, and microelectronic applications.

The Workshop organizers would like to express their sincere gratitude to the local host, CQU, for providing excellent service and premises. In particular, deep appreciation is due for Prof. Bai Chengguang, Vice Chairman of CQU council, Prof. Liu Qing, Vice President of CQU, Prof. Huang Jiamu, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Xin Yunchang, faculty member of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The great hospitality has contributed to the success of the workshop.

The TFS executive committee members and its overseas Vice Presidents who were present in the workshop also discussed the venue and dates for the 7th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings (Thin Films 2014). It was agreed that Thin Films 2014 will be held in Chongqing during 15-18th July 2014, again co-organized with Chongqing University.