68th IUVSTA WORKSHOP Multifunctional Surface Engineering for Advanced Energy Applications (MSEAEA Workshop)

Venue: Lecture Theater-1 (LT-1)

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 30, 2012
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68th IUVSTA WORKSHOP "Multifunctional Surface Engineering for Advanced Energy Applications"(多功能材料表面工程在先進能源方面的應用研討會)

Advances in the surface engineering approaches allow one to control the multifunctional characteristics of thin film systems applied to energy applications. The workshop will focus on those general approaches and strategies to achieve multiple tasks of surfaces and interfaces of thin film devices; particularly, the scientific discussions will aim at identifying appropriate solutions to enhance the device performance by controlling the microstructural and compositional characteristics of the inorganic and organic materials involved, and by optimizing their physical and chemical properties and their response to the specific working environment. The discussions will include the following topics:

Development of new synthesis and surface engineering methods based on a better understanding of the relationship between the microstructure, materials interfaces, and the device performance
In-situ control of properties, computer modeling and active feedback to achieve a desired set of functions,
Use of nanotechnology approaches that provide unique advantages such as enhanced surface-to-volume ratio, electronic, photonic, and plasmonic confinement.

The workshop will bring together internationally recognized experts in key aspects of the above problems, and will provide a stimulating discussion forum to design long-term strategies for the advancement of smart and multifunctional materials and devices with a potential to enhance efficiency in diverse energy applications.

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 30 Sep, 2012
Acceptance notification: 31 Oct, 2012
Workshop: 9-13 Dec, 2012
Registration: MSEAEA2012@cityu.edu.hk
Please submit your abstracts using the following (PDF File):

Topics to be covered: Systems for Energy Generation and Storage, Processes and Surface Reactions, Optical Film Systems, Light Emission and Management, Advanced and Nanostructured Materials, Mechanical and Tribological Systems.

Francois Flory (Im2np, France)
“Nano-optics and plasmonic effects of nanostructured materials”
Ludvik Martinu (Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada)
"Performance enhancement of passive and active functional thin films through the understanding of their growth process"
Wolfgang Diehl (Fraunhofer IST, Brauschweig, Germany,)
“ Functional coatings produced by Plasma Processes –Technology and recent applications“
Ulf Helmersson (University of Linkoping, Sweden)
“Nanostructured coating materials for energy applications”
Claes-Göran Granqvist (Uppsala University, Sweeden)
“Smart and chromogenic coatings for energy applications”
Cheng Chung Lee (National Central University, Taiwan)
"Novel optical coatings for thin film solar cells"
Ivan Petrov (University of Illinois, USA, and Linköping University, Sweden)
“Vertically aligned silicon oxide nanowires for energy applications”
Ali Erdemir (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
“Catalytically Active Multifunctional Nanocomposite Coatings for Advanced Tribological Applications"
Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha (Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada)
“Energy savings through enhanced performance of protective coatings”
Stephen Muhl (UNAM, Mexico) and Clara Santato (Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada)

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Hong Kong
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