Section Editors

Section Board for 'Thin Films' (60)

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Dr. Torsten Brezesinski
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Bldg. 717, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Interests: Li-ion batteries; Li-S batteries; all-solid-state batteries; pseudocapacitors; thin films; materials science; mesoporous materials; self-assembled nanostructures; structure-property relationships
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Prof. Dr. Levente Csoka
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Institute of Cellulose and Paper Technology, Celltech-paper Ltd., 9400 Sopron, Hungary
Interests: cellulose; biomacromolecular materials and technologies
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Dr. Lucia V Mercaldo
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ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Portici Research Center, Piazzale E. Fermi 1, 80055 Portici (Na), Italy
Interests: photovoltaics; Si heterojunction solar cells; perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells; thin-film Si solar cells; perovskite solar cells; Si nanostructures; light management in solar cells
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Dr. Maria Antoniadou
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Demokritos National Centre for Scientific Research, 15310 Athens, Greece
Interests: photocatalysis; hydrogen production; perovskite solar cells; photo fuel cells
Dr. Mikhaïl Rodionovich Baklanov
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Department of microelectronics, North China University of Technology, Beijing, China
Interests: interconnect technology in microelectronics; low dielectric constant (low-k) films; CVD and PECVD of dielectric and conductive layers; plasma etching; optical properties; wet etching and cleaning
Dr. Petr M. Pivkin
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Head of the Laboratory of Micromachining Technology, Department of High-efficiency Processing Technology, Cutting Tools and Machining Technology, Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”, 127055 Moscow, Russia
Interests: cutting tools; grinding; machining; production engineering; functional coatings of cutting tool; ceramic; mechanical engineering; surface finishing; wear; surface engineering; advanced manufacturing; finishing processes
Dr. Denis Chaumont
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Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), Equipe Nanostructures et Formulation (Nanoform), Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 9, Av. A.Savary, BP 47870, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
Interests: physicochemical and colloidal processes; nanostructured thin films; functionalized nanoparticles; solar cells; formulation
Dr. Diego Martinez-Martinez
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Centre of Physics of Universities of Minho and Porto, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800–058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: tribology; protection; wear; friction; mechanical properties; hardness; toughness; coatings; deposition on flexible substrates; thin films; self-lubrication; nanomaterials; nanocomposites
Prof. Dr. Tsvetanka Babeva
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Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: thin films optics; multilayered structures; sensors with optical read-out; porous thin films and structures; zeolite nanocomposites
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Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Metel
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Department of High-efficiency Processing Technology, Moscow State University of Technology, Vadkovsky per. 3A, 127055 Moscow, Russia
Interests: plasma; broad beams; accelerated electrons and ions; fast atoms; heat treatment; combined surface hardening and coating; thin films; surface etching; cutting edge sharpening with fast atoms; surface nitriding without blunting sharp edges
Dr. Sven Schröder
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Department of Functional Surfaces and Coatings, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany
Interests: optics; thin films; thin film deposition; thin films and nanotechnology; material characterization; optics and photonics; optical physics; thin film fabrication; nanostructured materials; surface characterization
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Prof. Dr. Juan María González-Leal
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Departament of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Cadiz, 11510 - Puerto Real (Cadiz), Spain
Interests: optical materials; thin films; optical and surface characterization; optical technologies
Prof. Dr. Luigi Maritato
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Department of Industrial Engineering / DIIN, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: functional oxide thin film deposition for electronic and energy conversion applications
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Prof. Dr. Luis Cunha
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Centre of Physics of Universities of Minho and Porto/Physcis Department, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: functional and smart materials and surfaces for advanced applications; production of transition metal oxynitrides by sputtering and correspondent physical characterization; deposition of thin films on complex organic substrates
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Dr. Fabien Bénédic
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Laboratory of Process and Materials Sciences, CNRS, Villetaneuse, France
Interests: wide band gap semiconductors; diamond films; chemical vapor deposition; microwave plasmas; electronics and quantum technologies applications
Dr. Xinge Yu
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: flexible materials and electronics; bio-integrated electronics, biomedical engineering
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Dr. Ana Sofia Ramos
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CEMMPRE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, R. Luís Reis Santos, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: nanomaterials; reactive multilayers; intermetallics; sputtering; joining; self-healing
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Dr. Ramón Escobar-Galindo
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Departamento de Física Aplicada I, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad de Sevilla, Virgen deÁfrica 7, 41011 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials; design of solar selective coatings for energy applications; tuning optical properties of materials by controlling the microstructure; development of functional materials for additive manufacturing
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Dr. Mihai Anastasescu
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: multifunctional nanostructured materials (thin films, oxides, semiconductors); microstructure; optical and electrical properties
Prof. Dr. Rong Tu
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State Key Lab of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: chemical vapor deposition; physical vapor deposition; surface protective coatings; wear resistant coatings; bioceramic coatings; wide-band semiconductive films
Prof. Dr. Petar Asenov Atanasov
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Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Tzarigradsko chaussee 72, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: laser physics; laser technologies and interaction of laser radiation with matter; material science and nanotechnologies; PLD; nanostructuring of surfaces; SERS; biophotonics
Dr. Dairong Chen
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National Engineering Research Center for Colloidal Materials, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Interests: Ceramic film; Sol-gel; Nanostructures; Inorganic/Inorganic interface
Prof. Dr. Silviu Gurlui
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Faculty of Physics, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, 700506 Iasi, Romania
Interests: laser spectroscopy; laser ablation; plasma physics; pulsed laser deposition of thin films (PLD); environment (active and passive optical instruments)
Prof. Dr. Fabien Salaün
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ENSAIT, ULR 2461 - GEMTEX - Génie et Matériaux Textiles, University Lille, F-59000 Lille, France
Interests: polymer and materials synthesis; microencapsulation and nanoencapsulation of active substances; surface functionalization for enhanced textile properties; thermal comfort; melt spinning; fibers; development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies for the design of new materials
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Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Holynska
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Fachbereich Chemie and Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften (WZMW), Philipps-Universität Marburg Hans-Meerwein-Straße, 35043 Marburg, Germany
Interests: coatings for space applications; inorganic materials; nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Tien-Chien Jen
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Mechanical Engineering Science Department, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
Interests: advanced materials for energy applications; solar cells; fuel cells; nanostructured materials; atomic layer deposition; water purification; hydrogen generation/storage; drug delivery; drug discovery
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Dr. Aurelian Catalin Galca
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Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Structures, National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor 405A, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: spectroscopic ellipsometry; X-ray diffraction; Raman; ultraviolet-visible and infrared spectroscopies of thin films and multilayers; magneto-optical characterization of glasses and crystals; Faraday rotation; dispersions of refractive indexl extinction coefficient and Verdet constant; birefringence and dichroism; preparation of thin films by physical vapor deposition methods; developing and characterization of photovoltaic cells; memory cells and thin film transistors
Dr. Xingtian Yin
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Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
Interests: Selective contact for electronic devices; Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells; Nanomaterials for energy and environment application
Prof. Dr. Hejun Du
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School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: MEMS; microfludics; sensors and actuators; smart materials and structures; computational mechanics
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Prof. Dr. Nicolas DELORME

Institut des Molecules et Materiaux du Mans, Le Mans University, France
Interests: Thin Films and Nanotechnology; Polymers; Thin Film Deposition; Spectrometry; Materials Science; Polymerization; Thin Film
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Prof. Dr. Pietro Mandracci
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Materials and Microsystems Laboratory, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24-10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: biomaterials; thin films; surface modification; coatings; plasma assisted processes
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Dr. Stefano Caporali
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Industrial Enginnering Department (DIEF), Università Degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Interests: surface chemistry; electrochemistry; corrosion mitigation; coatings; functional materials
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Dr. Paolo Castaldo
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Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24-10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: earthquake engneering; stuctural dynamics; seismic isolation; energy disspation; structural control; seismic and structural reliability; reinforced concrete; steel and aluminium; deep excavations
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Prof. Dr. Manuel Miguel Jordan-Vidal
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Department of Agrochemistry and Environment, University Miguel Hernández of Elche, 03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain
Interests: mineralogy; soils rehabilitation; technosols
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Prof. Dr. Ki Buem Kim
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Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Gunjadong, Seoul 147-747, Korea
Interests: metallic glass coating; high entropy coating; hard nitrides and Oxgynitride coating; alloy design; mechanical properties
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Dr. Gianfranco Carotenuto
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Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials—National Research Council (IPCB-CNR), SS Napoli/Portici, Piazzale E. Fermi, 1-80055 Portici, NA, Italy
Interests: functional materials; graphene; nanocomposites; polymer-embedded nanostructures
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Prof. Dr. Frederic Sanchette
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Univ Technol Troyes, ICD LASMIS, CNRS, UMR 6281, Antenne Nogent, Pole Technol Sud Champagn, F-52800 Nogent, France
Interests: high entropy alloys; energy; environment; fuel cells; PEMFC; SOFC; chemical vapor deposition; physical vapor deposition; ceramic, hydrogen; corrosion; thin film materials; nanomaterials and nanotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Jun-Beom Park
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Department of Periodontics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Interests: bone; bone biology; tissue engineering; stem cells; instrumentation; enzyme kinetics; bone regeneration; dental implants; biomaterials; oral health
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Prof. Dr. María Dolores Fernández Ramos
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Facultad de Ciencias, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: sensing film; gas sensor; optical sensor; portable instrumentation
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Dr. Alina Pruna
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Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenței 313, 060042 București, Romania
Interests: thin films and nanotechnology; cyclic voltammetry; materials chemistry; electrochemistry; graphene
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Prof. Dr. Klemen Bohinc
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: electrostatics and statistical physics of biological macromolecules; polyelectrolytes and membranes; charge determination of nanoparticles; development of new coatings; microbial adhesion to material surfaces
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Prof. Dr. Rahmat Ellahi
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1. Fulbright Fellow, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
2. Chair Professor, Center for Modeling & Computer Simulation, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
3. Department of Mathematics, International Islamic University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Interests: nanofluid; non-newtonian fluid; heat and mass transfer; porosity; MHD; peristaltic; blood flow
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Prof. Dr. Enric Bertran
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Department of Applied Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, C/Martí i Franquès, 1, 08028 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Interests: thin films; coatings; nanostructured materials (CNTs, GNWs,…)
Prof. Dr. Vincent Ji
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ICMMO/SP2M, UMR CNRS 8182, University Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay, France
Interests: surface coating, surface modification, surface strengthening, residual stress analysis, higt temperature oxidation of alloys
Dr. Ilona Oja Acik
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Laboratory of Thin Film Chemical Technologies, Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086, Tallinn, Estonia
Interests: thin films; nanostructured layers; chemical deposition methods; chemical spray pyrolysis; materials science; photovoltaics; photocatalytic self- and air cleaning coatings
Prof. Dr. Carlo Antonini
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Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20125 Milan, Italy
Interests: wetting; hydrophobicity; icephobicity; omniphobicity; nanocellulose; nanomaterials; coatings
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Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Dercz
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Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia, 40-006 Katowice, Poland
Interests: titanium; titanium alloys; nanomaterials; biomaterials; surface modification of titanium alloy; composite coatings; oxide coatings; porous materials; core-shell materials; mechanical alloying; nanomaterials synthesis; nanostructured materials; rietveld method; X-ray rflectivity, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXD); X-ray diffraction; SEM analysis; XRD analysis
Dr. Heli Koivuluoto
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Materials Science and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Tampere University, 33100 Tampere, Finland
Interests: materials science; surface engineering; coating technology; thermal spraying; cold spraying; anti-icing coatings; characterization and testing; coating properties and performance
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Prof. Dr. Alexander G. Ulyashin
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Department of Metal Production and Processing, SINTEF, Forskingsveien 1, 0314 Oslo, Norway
Interests: thin films; thin-film solar cells; Si nanostructures; photovoltaic film
Prof. Dr. João Tedim
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CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: corrosion science; functional coatings
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Prof. Dr. Rainer Hippler
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Institut für Physik, Universität Greifswald, Felix-Hausdorff-Sr. 6, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
Interests: thin film deposition, magnetron sputtering, dusty plasmas, plasma diagnostics
Dr. Theodor Schneller
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Institut für Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik 2 & JARA-FIT, RWTH Aachen University, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: chemical solution deposition; thin films; precursor chemistry; materials science; inkjet printing; functional metal oxides; materials for energy conversion
Prof. Dr. Emanuele Galvanetto
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DIEF—Industrial Engineering Department, University of Florence, Via S. Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: surface engineering; protective and functional coatings; plasma treatments; thermal spaying; magnetron-sputtering; nanoparticles deposition; wear; corrosion; electron microscopy, XRD
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Li Voti
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Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via A. Scarpa 16 - 00161 Roma, Italy
Interests: photoacoustic & photothermal nondestructive evaluation and testing of materials; photothermal deflection; photothermal radiometry
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Dr. Marcin Pisarek
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: surface science; materials science, surface analytical methods (AES, XPS, EPES, EPMA, SERS, EDS, WDS); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); functional oxide nanomaterials; plasmonic nanoparticles; fabrication and characterization of thin films, layers and coatings; physicochemical properties and applications of new functional materials/nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Sergey N. Grigoriev
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Department of High-Efficiency Processing Technologies, Moscow State University of Technology STANKIN, 127055 Moscow, Russia
Interests: processing by concentrated energy flows; laser processing; additive manufacturing; electrophysical machining; heat and hardening treatment; surface finishing and coating; powder metallurgy; nanomaterials; nanocoatings and thin films; thermal spray technologies; process diagnostics and monitoring
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Dr. Eloisa Sardella
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CNR-Institute of Nanotechnology (CNR-Nanotec), UoS Bari, c/o Department of Chemistry, University of Bari Aldo Moro, via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: biomaterials; materials; tissue engineering; micro and nanomaterials; material characterization; surface modification; thin film deposition; thin films and nanotechnology; surface characterization; nanostructured materials, plasma processing and technology
Prof. Dr. Alberto Palmero
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Spanish Council of Research (CSIC), Institute of Materials Science of Seville (CSIC/US), Américo Vespucio 49, 41092 Seville, Spain
Interests: thin film growth; atomistic processes; porous thin films; oblique angle deposition; magnetron sputtering; physical vapor deposition
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Dr. Victor J. Rico
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Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, ICMS-CSIC, Americo Vespucio 49, 41092 Seville, Spain
Interests: Plasma technology (catalysis, reforming, hydrogen, decontamination); Material Science-Thin films (plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, glancing angle deposition, laser processing); Properties of thin films (photocatalysis, wetting, optical properties, surface physic-chemical properties and characterization, supported nanostructured, photoactive oxides, thin film growth modelling)
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