Symposium CH
Ceramic Thin Films and Coatings for Protective, Tribological and Multifunctional Applications

Rainer GADOW, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jun AKEDO, AIST, Japan
Samir M. AOUADI, University of North Texas, USA
Christoper C. BERNDT, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Abdou DJOUADI, Université de Nantes, France
Per EKLUND, Linkoeping University, Sweden
Bastian GAEDIKE, PH Horn, Germany
Wayne L. GLADFELTER, University of Minnesota, USA
Philippe GOUDEAU, Université de Poitiers, France
Ulf JANSSON, Uppsala University, Sweden
Yutaka KAGAWA, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Sang Sub KIM, Inha University, Korea
Enrique J. LAVERNIA, University of California, Irvine, USA
Hanlin LIAO, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France
Luca LUSVARGHI, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Christian MITTERER, University of Leoben, Austria
Christian MOREAU, Concordia University, Canada
Klaus NASSENSTEIN, GTV Verschleißschutz GmbH, Germany
Kazuhiro OGAWA, Tohoku University, Japan
Nitin P. PADTURE, Brown University, USA
Kevin PLUCKNETT, Dalhousie University, Canada
Aline ROUGIER, ICMCB, France
Uwe SCHULZ, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Dmitry V. SHTANSKY, Nat.Univ.of Science & Technology "MISIS", Russia
Mario TULUI, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Italy
Constantin VAHLAS, CIRIMAT, France
Armelle VARDELLE, Université de Limoges, France
Robert VASSEN, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
Ping XIAO, University of Manchester, UK
Sam ZHANG S., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dongming ZHU, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Kyeong-Ho BAIK, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Giovanni BOLELLI, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Albano CAVALEIRO, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Diederik DEPLA, University of Ghent, Belgium
Per EKLUND, Linkoeping University, Sweden
Rainer GADOW, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Keynote Speaker)
Bastian GAEDIKE, Paul Horn GmbH, Germany
Holger GERDES, Fraunhofer IST, Germany
Wayne L. GLADFELTER, University of Minnesota, USA
Bertrand JODOIN, University of Ottawa, Canada
Smagul KARAZHANOV, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway
Andreas KILLINGER, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Luca LUSVARGHI, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
Peter MECHNICH, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Eugene MEDVEDOVSKI, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
Jae-Hyuk PARK, IONES Co., Ltd, South Korea
Helena RONKAINEN, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Sanjay SAMPATH, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA 
Robert VASSEN / Daniel MACK, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
Andrey VOEVODIN, University of North Texas, USA
Ronghua WEI, Southwest Research Institute, USA
Martin WENZELBURGER, Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Germany
Aleksey YEROKHIN, University of Manchester, UK
This symposium focuses on cutting edge experimental, theoretical and manufacturing issues associated with advanced thin and thick film deposition techniques and surface modification processes. These processes allow the realisation of surfaces with enhanced properties and/or novel multi-functionality; thereby enabling them to meet present requirements and future challenges for more efficient, reliable, inexpensive, and clean applications that serve the technological needs of our society. Of interest are materials systems based on oxide and non-oxide ceramics; new carbons; metal-ceramic, organic-ceramic and nano-composites; and hybrid and graded structures.

Focus will be on:
  • Advances in deposition, surface modification and nanostructuring techniques
  • Refined characterisation and properties at meso- to nanoscale
  • Protective coatings aimed at improving the high-temperature thermal, chemical and physical degradation of components in both oxidising and harsh environments
  • Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) to increase the operating temperature of static and dynamic components in advanced gas turbines and in a number of other high temperature applications
  • State-of-the-art tribological thin films and coatings used in, for example, cutting tool and machining, medical devices, electronic displays, hard disks, optical coatings etc.
  • Smart and multifunctional thin films and coatings: self-cleaning, anti- microbial, anti-smog, catalytic, electrically/magnetically/optically stimuli-responsive etc.
  • Modelling, simulation and data-base development for coatings
Session Topics

CH-1 Advances in deposition, surface modification and characterisation techniques

  • Thermodynamics and kinetics, heat and mass transfer and in-situ monitoring of the deposition
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Advances in deposition techniques: CVD/PVD, thermal spraying, sol-gel, self-assembly, lithography, etc.
  • Ion beam, laser and electron-beam surface processing; thermochemical treatments
  • Substrate materials, substrate treatments; post-deposition treatments
  • Advances in characterisation techniques and non-destructive testing

CH-2 High temperature protective coatings in oxidising and harsh environments

  • Corrosion resistant coatings
  • Abrasion, erosion resistant coatings
  • Multifunctional coatings
  • Coating design, processing, performance
  • Characterisation of reaction scales
  • Degradation processes, life-time assessment
  • Effect of applied stress
  • Advanced applications in gas turbines, diesel engines fuel cells, aerospace industry, coal gasification, metal casting

CH-3 Thermal barrier coatings

  • Design methodologies
  • Multifunctional and nano-structured coating systems
  • Hybrid coatings and new processing methods
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Residual stresses, ageing phenomena, failure mechanisms
  • Testing and non-destructive evaluation
  • Modelling and life prediction
  • Smart TBCs (e.g., self diagnostic, self healing, damping coatings)
  • Advanced applications in gas turbines, aero-engine parts, fuel cells, etc.

CH-4 Tribological thin films and coatings

  • Hard single-and multi-layer, graded and nanocomposite thin films and coatings
  • Surface treatments for friction and mechanical improvement
  • Adaptive self lubricating coatings
  • Interfaces and interphases
  • Hardness, toughness, friction, wear and thermal characterisation
  • Friction and wear mapping
  • Nanoindentation and small-scale plasticity
  • Nano- and microtribology of nanostructured and amorphous films
  • Machining, cutting and forming tools applications
  • Hard coating applications in microelectronics, magnetic recording and optical devices, computer disk drives, inkjet printing, precision instruments, medical devices and implants, automotive, aerospace, industry, agriculture etc.
  • In-situ diagnostics, multiscale modelling and novel design and testing strategies
  • Lifetime and reliability issues

CH-5 Smart and multifunctional thin films and coatings

  • Self cleaning, catalytic, anti-microbial, anti-smog, antireflection, self-healing damping coatings and films
  • Passive and active coatings that respond to electrical, magnetic, and optical inputs
  • Coatings that respond to chemical and bio-based stimuli

CH-6 Modelling and simulation of coatings and films

  • Data bases for materials and their functionality
  • Modelling of materials performance, relationship of simulations to performance
  • Image-based and scattering methods for measuring and modelling ceramic coatings and films

CH-7 Industrial processing in advanced surface technologies

  • Robotics and robot kinematics, manufacturing and industrial engineering


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