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Announcement from AVS

Announcement from

the Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED) of

the American Vacuum Society (AVS)


Every year we organize an International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films  (ICMCTF) in San Diego. More than 6000 scientist, engineers, students and academicians from all over the world attend the conference. During the conference besides plenary talks and research papers presentations on cutting edge vacuum technologies and coatings for industrial applications including bio medical applications, we also conduct several Short Courses of interest to students, and industry fraternity. You may look at the following link as well as the brief announcement below about the short courses. Kindly, do circulate it amongst the students


You can find more information from the flyer below, as well as the following website:

Short Courses at the ICMCTF 2017

Sunday - Thursday, April 23 - 27, 2017

Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA


1. Sunday, April 23:          Arc and HiPIMS Plasmas for Thin Film Deposition

                Instructors:         André Anders, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA. USA

                                                Arutiun Ehiasarian, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield,


2. Monday, April 24:        Thin Film Nucleation, Growth, and Microstructural Evolution

                Instructor:           Joe Greene, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL., USA,

                                                Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, and,

                                                National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan


3. Tuesday, April 25:        Physics and Chemistry of Plasmas for Thin Film Deposition

                Instructor:           André Anders, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA. USA


4. Wednesday, April 26: Nanomechanics and Tribology of Thin Films and Coatings

                Instructors:         Steve Bull, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

                                                Adrian Leyland, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK


5. Wednesday, April 26: Advanced Thin Film Characterization

                Instructor:           Jörg Patscheider, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland


6. Thursday, April 27:      Understanding and Control of Stresses in PVD Thin Films              

                Instructor:           Grégory Abadias, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France