68th IUVSTA WORKSHOP Multifunctional Surface Engineering for Advanced Energy Applications (MSEAEA Workshop)
Venue: Lecture Theater-1 (LT-1)
|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|
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.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 Sep, 2012
Acceptance notification: 31 Oct, 2012
Workshop: 9-13 Dec, 2012
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)
â€œNano-optics and plasmonic effects of nanostructured materialsâ€
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,)
â€œ Functional coatings produced by Plasma Processes â€“Technology and recent applicationsâ€œ
Ulf Helmersson (University of Linkoping, Sweden)
â€œNanostructured coating materials for energy applicationsâ€
Claes-GÃ¶ran Granqvist (Uppsala University, Sweeden)
â€œSmart and chromogenic coatings for energy applicationsâ€
Cheng Chung Lee (National Central University, Taiwan)
"Novel optical coatings for thin film solar cells"
Ivan Petrov (University of Illinois, USA, and LinkÃ¶ping University, Sweden)
â€œVertically aligned silicon oxide nanowires for energy applicationsâ€
Ali Erdemir (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
â€œCatalytically Active Multifunctional Nanocomposite Coatings for Advanced Tribological Applications"
Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha (Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada)
â€œEnergy savings through enhanced performance of protective coatingsâ€
Stephen Muhl (UNAM, Mexico) and Clara Santato (Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada)
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