The 2nd International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings (Thin Films 2004) and The 1st International Conference on Nanotechnology (Nanotech 2004)

Date: 13 Jul 2004 - 17 Jul 2004

Venue: Meritus Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

Thin Films 2004


Thin Films 2004 brought together state-of-the-art developments on all aspects related to the processing, characterisation and applications of thin films and surface coatings. The conference provided an attractive forum for presenting the latest advances in thin films and coatings processing and evaluation by researchers and engineers from industry, research laboratories and academia.


· Optoelectronic thin films
· Magnetic and electronics thin films
· MEMS thin films
· Smart thin films (PZT, SMA, etc)
· Diamond and nitride thin films
· Carbon related thin films
· Nanostructured / nanocomposite thin films
· Biological thin films / coatings
· Tribological / corrosion resistant coatings
· Characterisation of thin films / coatings
· Plasma science and process modeling


Prof Joseph E Greene, University of Illinois, USA, Editor-in-chief of Thin Solid FilmsMicrostructural and Surface Morphological Evolution at the Atomic Scale during Growth of Transition-Metal Nitride Coatings: Self-organised NanostructuresProf Takashi Goto, Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan Thermal Barrier Coatings Deposited by Laser CVDNanotech 2004INTRODUCTIONNanotechnology is, by nature, multidisciplinary. Nanofabrication and engineering applications of nanoscale structures will be an exciting highlight in Nanotech 2004. This conference aims to bring together research areas from basic science of nanoscale physics and chemistry to engineering materials and applications of nanostructures and devices.


· Nano-fabrications including FIB, laser and beam-solid interactions.
· Self-organised formation of nanostructures or nanopatterns
· Manufacture of nano-structures and materials
· Next generation semiconductor lithography
· Nanoscale metrology and analytical techniques
· Mechanical and physical properties of nanostructures
· Micro & Nano electromechanical devices (MEMS & NEMS)
· Nano-applications in electronics, photonics, biology, and other forms of engineering


Prof Yeshayahu LIFSHITZ, City University of Hong Kong, ChinaThermal Barrier Coatings Deposited by Laser CVDProf. Stan VEPREK, Director of the Institute for Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, The Technical University of Munich, GermanyNano-Sized and Nano-Structured Thin Films: Properties and Applications

Selected papers will be published in ‘Surface and Coatings Technology’ and ‘International Journal of Nanoscience’ for Thin Films 2004 and Nanotech 2004 respectively.
For more information, click hereThinFilms 2004NanoTech 2004
Conference Chair


Dr Sam Zhang
School of Mechanical and Production Engineering Nanyang Technological University
Dr Zeng Xianting Surface Technology Group Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology