The 18th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium

September, 18-21 | Omni William Penn |Pittsburgh, PA


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About the Symposium

The ISCST Symposium provides a forum for scientists and engineers from around the world to present and discuss the latest developments and discoveries in the application and solidification of thin liquid films. The Symposium features contributions from experts in both academia and industry on topics ranging from fundamental processing science to more applied research and development. The Symposium includes a broad range of coating process science and technology, and impacts many industries. The format of the symposium is designed to facilitate learning, exchange of information and networking across industrial sectors and between academia and industry.

The 2016 Symposium will be held in Pittsburgh from September 18th to the 21st and will feature a plenary session on Micro-/Nano-Replication technology for the creation of patterned surfaces for printed electronics, information storage, light management films and more. The technical sessions will include coating and drying/curing fundamentals, microstructure development, coating applications, wetting and more.

The Symposium also features tabletop exhibits from vendors offering products or services of interest for the coating industry, including equipment suppliers, coating services, coating and drying modeling software and instrumentation.

Symposium Highlights

  • Technical Sessions and Poster Presentations – Original research and advancements in coating from leading university and industry scientists.
  • Receptions – Three networking receptions to exchange knowledge and meet with your industry peers.
  • Awards Luncheon – Acknowledgments of exceptional contribution to the advancement of coating technology.
  • Tabletops – Leading suppliers demonstrating new technology and products in an informal atmosphere.

Who Should Attend

This Symposium is designed for engineers and scientists who are interested in the fundamental understanding of all aspects of the coating process from liquid application through solidification and final coating microstructure and property development. The Symposium format includes oral and poster presentations as well as networking opportunities. The symposium is well suited to both academic and industrial participants. In past symposia, many different industries, including imaging, electronics, energy, medical/life sciences, metal coil coating, paper, printing, information storage, automobile, textile and chemical, have been represented.