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Thin Film and Coating Technologies for Science & Industry

Wednesday 11th October

From fundamental research to applied coatings

A little background for you:

This meeting is now in its 8th year.

Thin films are used in just about every aspect of our lives, from the optical anti-scratch/anti-reflection lens on our spectacles to those out of sight applications, including coatings for application in electronics, optical, photovoltaic and other applications

Deposition methods: PVD, CVD, Laser ablation, ALD, plasma processes etc.
Applications: Electronic, energy, optical, tribological, photocatalysis etc.
Partnering innovations with high tech industry: Development to pre-production, emerging ideas… technologies… applications.

This one-day meeting will bring together scientists and technologists with expertise in the design, development, characterisation and production of thin film materials and integrated devices for a broad spectrum of scientific and industrial applications. The aim being to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.

The meeting comprises a programme of invited speakers and a poster session (which will be combined with other meetings for added interest). The programme will allow time for delegates to network with others and to visit the exhibition.


It is free to attend this meeting and the rest of the conference. Registration gives you full access to two exhibitions, Photonex and Vacuum Expo, as well.

Technologies in the exhibitions:

Coating systems; desktop, optical, web, PVD, CVD, ALP Processes

Other meetings you may like to know about:

Thursday: RGA13: The residual gas analyser, an instrument for many applications

Poster prize:

£100 prize for the best poster will be presented by the Vacuum Symposium.

Winner Alex Shaw, Loughborough University, receives his prize in 2016.

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The technical programme will be available nearer the time on the website.

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Dr Mark Baker (Chair)
Reader in Surface Science & Engineering, University of Surrey

Stuart Allan
Technical Director, Artemis Optical Ltd, Plympton

Dr Hayley Brown
Business Development Manager
Plasma Quest Ltd, Hook

Prof Peter Kelly
Head of Surface Engineering Group, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Alf Smith
Business Development Manager,
CPI, Sedgefield