Technical Program

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida USA

Technical Program Dates
May 7-10, 2018

We invite you to highlight your latest research results, technology accomplishments and business perspectives with a contributed talk at the 2018 TechCon in Orlando. 

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 4, 2017 

Technical Sessions

Symposium Topic
Multi-functional Thin Films - The Tailoring of Interfaces

Traditional Sessions
Protective, Tribological and Decorative Coatings
Optical Coatings
Large Area Coatings
Emerging Technologies

WebTech Roll-to-Roll Coatings
Plasma Processing
High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS)

Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes
Coatings and Processes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
Fundamental Aspects of Coatings: a joint session organized with ICMCTF (AVS-ASED)

Spotlight Sessions
Technical Poster Presentations with optional 3-minute oral presentation
HEURÉKA! Post-Deadline Recent Developments
Vendor Innovator’s Showcase

Program Chair
Ralf Bandorf, Fraunhofer Institute IST, Germany

Assistant Program Chair
Manuela Junghähnel, Fraunhofer Institute FEP, Germany

Past Program Chair
Chris Stoessel, Eastman Chemical Company

Technical Director
Carl Lampert, Star Science
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