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, renew old acquaintances, and establish collaborations. ICMCTF typically draws more than 700 attendees, covering some 35 oral technical sessions and a well-attended Thursday evening poster session.
ICMCTF 2024 will have seven technical symposia covering synthesis processes, materials (four symposia), advanced characterization, modeling, and industrial applications, and five topical sessions that pertain to materials, processes, and applications for sustainable development. The latter is further emphasized as Surface Engineering for Sustainable Development is an overarching theme of ICMCTF 2024. The conference will open on Monday morning by Professor Yury Gogotsi from Drexel University, Philadelphia, US, with a plenary lecture entitled “Engineering 2D MXene Surfaces for Functional Films and Coatings”. Another special highlight of the meeting is our Exhibition Keynote Lecture, entitled “Materials Innovations and Challenges of Thin Films and Plasma Applications for 3 nm Node and Beyond” presented by Dr. Samuel Chiu, Senior Technical Director, Applied Materials, Taiwan. There will also be two Keynote lectures, highlighting the importance of materials for sustainable industrial applications.
In addition to the technical program, the conference features a two-day industrial exhibition showcasing the latest 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 21-22, will be open to the public, as well as a Career Center where organizations may post jobs, and candidates may interview for positions throughout the week. An educational program of Short Courses will be offered throughout the week.
Each year, the R.F. Bunshah and Bill Sproul Award Laureates and three outstanding Graduate Student Award winners are celebrated during a special convocation ceremony late Wednesday afternoon, May 22, followed by a festive reception in the evening. In addition, we hope to see many of the major leaders of the conference to mark the 50th anniversary.
ICMCTF will again publish excellent scientific and technical work in a peer-reviewed issue of the Elsevier journal Surface and Coatings Technology (IF = 5.2), so we strongly encourage all authors to submit manuscripts for consideration by July 15, 2024. The papers will be open access for 12 months after publication.
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.
We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving your abstract by the submission deadline, November 15, 2023!
Johanna Rosen Jyh-Wei (Jeff) Lee
2024 Program Chair 2024 General Chair