The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) is recognized as the premier international conference on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering. It provides a forum and networking venue for scientists, engineers, and technologists from academia, government laboratories, and industry. Attendees from all over the world come to present their findings, exchange ideas, share insights, make new friends, and renew old acquaintances. ICMCTF typically draws more than 800 attendees, covering over 50 oral technical sessions and a well-attended Thursday evening poster session.
ICMCTF 2022 will have eight technical symposia A through H and six topical symposia that pertain to the development of new coating materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches to scale-up for commercial applications. The conference will open with a plenary talk on Monday morning by Professor Christopher A. Schuh from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA on “The fundamental physics of spray coatings and surface impacts: unit process studies of hypersonic particle impacts.” Another special highlight of the meeting is our Exhibitors Keynote Lecture, presented by Dr. Vincent S. Smentowski, General Electric Research, USA. He will present on the topic of “Fabrication and Characterization of Industrially Important Films and Coatings.” Three Special Interest Lectures given by top specialists will be featured throughout the conference week. Professor Christopher Muratore from the University of Dayton, USA will speak on “The versatility of transition metal dichalcogenide thin films: from high temperature tribology to ultrasensitive biomolecular detection.” Professor Megan Cordill of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria will share her great experience on “Evaluating Electro-Mechanical Reliability using In-Situ Methods.” Professor Pantcho Stoyanov, Concordia University, Canada (previously with Pratt and Whitney, USA) will talk about “Tribological Coating Solutions and Lubrication Strategies for Gas Turbine Engines.”
In addition to the technical program, the conference features a two-day industrial exhibition, showcasing the latest in equipment, materials and services used for the deposition, monitoring, and characterization of coatings and thin films. The exhibition, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25, will be open to the public. An educational program of Short Courses and Focused Topical Sessions (FTS) will be offered throughout the week. The program will also include a very special all-invited session to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Joe Greene to the ASED, ICMCTF, AVS, and IUVSTA.
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah and Bill Sproul Award Laureates and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation late Wednesday afternoon, May 25, followed by a festive reception in the evening. In addition, we will be recognizing our 2021 awardees.
ICMCTF will again publish excellent scientific and technical work in peer-reviewed issues of the two Elsevier journals Surface and Coatings Technology (IF = 4.158) and Thin Solid Films (IF = 2.183), so we strongly encourage all authors to submit manuscripts for consideration by May 6, 2022.
The Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center, located in sunny San Diego of Southern California, will be the official conference venue, providing a relaxing atmosphere for discussion and networking among attendees.
Samir Aouadi Grzegorz (Greg) Greczynski
2021 Program Chair 2021 General Chair