Call for Abstracts Deadline: Due August 5, 2016
We invite you to submit an abstract to the new Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces (PacSurf 2016) that will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii from December 11-15, 2016. This conference is being organized by AVS (United States) with a Steering Committee composed of representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. We welcome abstract submissions from all Pacific Rim countries as well as the rest of the world. We will have morning and evening technical sessions with the afternoons free for other activities and discussions.
Plenary Speaker:Christian Kisielowski, Principle Investigator and Staff
Scientist at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, "Detecting the Invisible with Electron Beams: The Hidden Secrets of Nanocrystals, Interfaces and Surfaces at Atomic Resolution"
Biomaterial Interfaces (BI): The BI topic will feature sessions focused on the latest advances in biointerface science and engineering. Papers are solicited in the areas of: biomaterial and interface characterization--especially in the biological environment; soft surface and biofunctional coatings; bio/nano imaging; biosensing; and plasmas in biomaterials and medicine.
BI1: Plasma Processing for Biomaterials & Plasma Medicine
BI2: Biomolecule/Material Interactions & Biosensing
BI3: Bioimaging and Bionanotechnology
BI4: Soft Surface and Biofunctional (egs., antimicrobial) Coatings
BI5: Medical Applications
BI6: Buddy Ratner's 70th Birthday Session
BI7: Biomaterial Interfaces Poster Session
BI Invited Speakers: Gabriel Lopez, Univ. of New Mexico, USA
Energy Harvesting & Storage (EH): The EH topic will feature sessions focused on the latest advances in synthesis, characterization and applications of materials and material interfaces for energy harvesting and storage. Papers are solicited in the areas of: solar cells and solar fuels; storage materials; materials for thermo- and piezo-electronic harvesting; surfaces and interfaces for power conversion; and materials for environmental processes.
EH1: Surfaces and Interfaces for Solar Cells and Solar Fuels
EH2: Battery/Supercapacitor Coatings, egs., Li+ batteries
EH3: Surfaces and Interfaces for Efficient Power Conversion
EH5: Surfaces and Interfaces for Environmental Processes
EH6: Energy Harvesting and Storage Poster Session
EH Invited Speakers: Ryu Abe, Kyoto Univ., Japan; Matthias Arenz, Univ. of Bern, Switzerland; Sohini Kar-Narayan, Cambridge Univ., UK; Junji Nakamura, Tsukuba Univ., Japan
Nanomaterials (NM): The NM topic will feature sessions on the latest advances in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials along with their fabrication into devices. Papers are solicited in the areas of: surface magnetism; spintronics; nanomaterials characterization and reactivity; nanofabrication; nano devices; nanocatalysis; and nanocomposites.
NM3: Nanomaterials Characterization & Reactivity
NM5: Surface Magnetism & Spintronics
NM6: Nanomaterials Poster Session
NM Invited Speakers: Richard Tilley, Univ. New South Wales, Australia
Thin Films (TF): The TF topic will feature sessions on the latest advances in thin film science and engineering. Papers are solicited in the areas of: stress evolution and control during growth; microstructure and morphology of organic and inorganic films; 2D materials growth and characterization; nanostructured films; advanced protective coatings; plasma-based film growth and processing; and innovations in thin film synthesis and characterization.
TF1: Plasma-based Film Growth, Etching & Processing
TF 2: Stress Evolution and Control During Film Growth
TF3: Advances/Innovation in Synthesis and Characterization
TF4: Microstructure and Surface Morphological Evolution in Organic and Inorganic Films
TF5: Advanced Protective Coatings including Hard Coatings Exhibiting Toughness
TF6: Growth & Characterization of 2D Materials
TF7: Nanostructured Surfaces & Thin Films
TF8: Thin Films Poster Session
TF Invited Speakers: Grzegorz Greczynski, Linkoping Univ., Sweden; Davide Sangiovanni, Linkoping Univ., Sweden