F. Bunshah Award and Honorary ICMCTF lectureship is intended to recognize outstanding research or technological innovation in the areas of interest to the Advanced Surface Engineering Division (ASED) of the AVS, with emphasis in the fields of surface engineering, thin films, and related topics.
2022 R.F. Bunshah Award Recipient
Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada – “the development of new nanostructured multifunctional and protective coatings with tailored mechanical properties for aerospace, manufacturing and other advanced applications”
Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees in Chemistry and Materials Engineering from the Lodz University of Technology, Poland. She joined Polytechnique Montréal more than 40 years ago, where she is now Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Optical and Tribo-mechanical Metrology (LOTM), Codirector of the Functional Coating and Surface Engineering Laboratory, and Principal Collaborator of the Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering within the Department of Engineering Physics. The main research interests of J.E. Klemberg-Sapieha are the science and technology of thin films, surfaces, interfaces, and coating systems. She has particularly contributed to the field of hard and super hard protective coatings, tribological coatings, mechanical and tribo-corrosion properties of materials, coatings on plastics, and surface and interface analysis for aerospace, manufacturing, bio-medical, optical, automotive, and other applications. A significant part of her research has been performed in partnership between university and industry, the latter one including major international aerospace and aircraft-building companies in North America, in Europe, and in Asia. Her research resulted in more than 350 publications and 15 patents. www.polymtl.ca/larfis