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Meeting 2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advanced Functional and Structural Thin Films and Coatings
Sponsorship TMS Functional Materials Division
TMS: Thin Films and Interfaces Committee
Organizer(s) Adele Carrado, IPCMS - CNRS
Ramana Chintalapalle, University of Texas at El Paso
Gerald Ferblantier, Icube Laboratory - Strasbourg University
Nancy L. Michael, University of Texas at Arlington
Karine Mougin, Is2m Cnrs
Heinz Palkowski, Clausthal University of Technology
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Vikas Tomar, Purdue University
Scope Functional thin films and coatings continue to be an innovative area in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.
This symposium encompasses all aspects of advanced thin films and nanomaterials for modern optical, photonic and electronic devices with applications in photovoltaics, sensing and display technologies.

Moreover, coatings & engineered surfaces for reducing corrosion and wear as well as making use of lubricant-free (green) production and coatings for biomedical and healthcare applications are of interest.

This symposium will include, but will not be limited to the following topics:
Scope 1: Thin films and nanostructures for optoelectronics
- Fundamental studies and modelling, photonics, plasmonics, sensors, flexible electronics
-Multifunctiona materials & devices

Scope 2: Coating technologies and surface structuring for tools
- Fundamentals & applications of lubricant-free (green) production
- Methods to improve wear resistance and reduce friction
- Functionalizing surfaces & interfaces

Scope 3: Multifunctional biomaterials, innovative approaches to new concepts and applications.
- Functionalities of coatings/surface modifications
- Methods to improve biocompatibility, cell proliferation and growth, antimicrobial behavior and metallic ion release, load-bearing prostheses, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, etc. under in vitro and in vivo conditions.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2020
Proceedings Plan Planned: TMS Journal: JOM
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