SMT30 is the annual conference on Surface Modification Technologies.

The 30th International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies (SMT30) is aimed at fostering research on surface engineering, promoting related international cooperation among scientists and engineers and providing means for the public dissemination of the results from these efforts.

SMT30 is intended to cover progress on all aspects of surface modification techniques, from both the macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. The conference interest includes both industrial materials, e.g., metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites, and advanced materials and processes under development or used in particular applications.

The conference brings together users, producers and researchers, both engineers and scientists who have a common interest in various aspects of materials behavior. The objective is to facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and 
experience among different communities involved in using, improving, developing, assessing and conducting basic and applied.

Sessions

  • Additive manufacturing surfaces
  • Biomedical coatings and surfaces
  • Characterization of engineered surfaces
  • Cold and thermal spray
  • Conversion coatings
  • Electric and photovoltaic coatings Magnetic coatings
  • Electro-and electro less plating
  • Functional coatings
  • Hard chromium alternatives
  • High-temperature corrosion protection
  • Hydro-/ice- and oleo phobic/philic
  • Laser and PTA cladding
  • Laser beam surface modification
  • Modelling and simulation of coating microstructures 
  • Multifunctional coatings surfaces
  • Shot peening and mechanical treatments
  • Novel surface modification techniques
  • Optical coatings
  • Residual stresses
  • Sol-gel surface coatings
  • Severe plastic deformation processes
  • Thermochemical surface engineering
  • Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD
  • Tribological coatings
  • Wear and corrosion protection

Special sessions and symposia

The following special sessions are announced:

  1. Residual Stresses in Surface Layers (based on FP7 ISTRESS European Project) (Chair: M. Sebastiani)
  2. Surface Modification for Tribological Applications (Chairs : M. Staia, G. Bolelli, L. Lusvarghi) - This session is intended to cover all aspects of surface engineering processes, such as thin film and metallurgical coatings deposition, as well as surface modifications treatments applied to bulk materials, able to improve their tribological performance (friction and wear). Contributions are invited on any aspect presenting the relationships between mechanical and structural properties of the engineered surfaces with their tribological response. Special interest will also be given to papers which address the tribological behavior of materials in different harsh environments, such as corrosive, high temperature, high contact pressure, etc. with applications in different industries such as aerospace, biomedical, cutting tools, ground transportation, etc..  
  3. Laser based applications for surface engineering (Chairs: B. Previtali, A. Astarita, P. Carlone)
  4. Shot peening and related surface mechanical treatments (Chair: A. Zammit)
  5. Laser Shock Processing (Chairs: J. Ocana, R. Jagdheesh )
  6. Titanium Anodizing (Chair: M.V. Diamanti)
  7. Cold Spray coating (Chair: H. Koivoluoto)
  8. Thermal spraying processes (Chair: P. Vuoristo)
  9. Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) (Chairmen: Prof. U. Malayoglu and Prof. S. Shrestha)

People wishing to organize special sessions on defined subjects as well as symposia centred on research projects are invited to contact secretary@smt30.org

Keep the dates

15 February 2016

Deadline for registration and abstract

10th February 2016

Notification of acceptance

31th March 2016

Submission of paper

22th April 2016

Notification of paper acceptance

 

June 29th – July 1st,2016

Conference SMT30

 

 

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EARLY REGISTRATION: DEADLINE 15 MAY

BEFORE May 1 2016

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600 Regular participant

includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit and conference dinner.

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400 Student

includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit.

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230 Accompanying person

includes welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, excursion, guided visits in Milan, conference dinner.

AFTER May 1 2016

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700 Regular participant

includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit and conference dinner.

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480 Student

includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit.

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230 Accompanying person

includes welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, excursion, guided visits in Milan, conference dinner.

*VAT is not included

Conference Payment
for Regular Participant and Student
Conference Payment
only for Accompanying person
  • POLIMI

    The Venue

    SMT30 will be hosted at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Campus Bovisa. POLIMI is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe and is the largest technical university in Italy. The Campus is well served by public buses, suburban trains and metro lines.

  • Via Montenapoleone

    The Venue

    Milan is the second largest Italian town, the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of the country, recognized as a major world fashion and design capital.

  • Naviglio

    The Venue

    Milan is characterized by its dynamism, creativity and innovation. It’s a city that creates its own trends: art galleries in bars, concerts in libraries, aperitifs and happy-hours along the channel Naviglio.

  • Duomo - Scala

    The Venue

    Milano is also full of historical and cultural monuments and sites: the Cathedral (Duomo), a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, the Castle, the Opera House “Alla Scala”, the famous mural painting Last Supper of Jesus Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci are examples of what Milan offers to visitors.

  • Milan - Rome - Florence

    The Venue

    From Milan is also easy to reach other very fascinating places, rich of culture and art masterpieces: Lake Como, with its botanic gardens and historical villas, and the Alps are less than one hour far. Florence is 1h30’ hours far by using the high-speed trains (Rome is 2h50’ distant) and the wonderful sea area called “5 Terre” can be visited in a one day trip.

  • Malpensa

    The Venue

    Milan is one of the most accessible cities in Europe: with 3 international airports (Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio) provides direct connections with all the most important European Airports and the many cities in North and South America as well as  in Asia and is well served by public transport systems, both urban, suburban and regional.

How to get there

Milan is conveniently located in the heart of Europe and can be easily reached from all over the globe.

By air: Malpensa is the main airport and serves intercontinental and domestic flights. European and domestic flights also land at Linate airport (just outside the city). In addition, Bergamo airport is a major hub for low-cost airlines. From Malpensa a direct train goes to Cadorna Station and Central Station, in the center of the city. You can get the center of the city also by bus. From Linate the urban bus n. 73 goes to the center of the citiy (Piazza San Babila). Bergamo (Orio al Serio airport) is connected to the Central Station, Milan, by bus.

By train: Milan is a major railway hub. The main Italian cities are just a few hours away by high-speed train. Direct connections to France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria are also available.

By car: A dense network of motorways connects Milan to other Italian cities and to the rest of Europe. The conference venue is the Bovisa campus of Politecnico di Milano, just a few minutes away from the city center and directly connected to Malpensa airport by train.

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How to get Bovisa Campus

BY TRAIN
Trenord: regional train from Cadorna Station ( on green and red metro line ): Bovisa Station ( second stop )
TRENORD WEBSITE for more information and time schedule

BY BUS
Public Transport: Milan Public Transportation ATM
Bus 92 - Bovisasca St.Bovisa FNM
Tram 2 – Piazza Bausan Stop
ATM WEBSITE for more information and time schedule

Useful Links

Accomodation

A number of hotels of various categories at negotiated rates are available for participants of  SMT30. 
All hotels are located within a reasonable distance from Politecnico di Milano.

If you would like to make a reservation please contact the hotels  and write the code “Polimi-SMT30as soon as possible.

 

radissonblu-hotel

Radisson Blu 

Via Villapizzone, 24
20156 Milano 

  • Single Room € 110, 00
  • Double single use room € 110,00
  • Double room € 110,00

Contacts

palazzo-stelline-hotel

Palazzo delle Stelline 

Corso Magenta, 61
20123 Milano

  • Single Room € 95, 00
  • Double single use room € 125,00
  • Double room € 135,00

Contacts

sunflower-hotel

Sunflower

Piazzale Lugano,10
20158 Milano

  • Single Room € 80, 00
  • Double single use room € 80,00
  • Double room € 90,00

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hotel-king-milano

King Mokinba Hotels

Corso Magenta, 19
20123 Milano

  • Single Room € 100, 00
  • Double single use room € 130,00
  • Double room € 160,00

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Preliminary Conference Program

TimeSession Session SessionsSessions
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE: Prof. S.A. Meguid
PARALLEL SESSIONS
9.40-11.00 1A1) Laser based processes 1
  • 1) 319 - keynote
  • 2) 97
  • 3) 168
  • 4) 132
1B1) Surface modification
  • 1) 179 - keynote
  • 2) 146
  • 3) 175
  • 4) 307
1C1) Shot peening
  • 1) 156 - keynote
  • 2) 74
  • 3) 60
  • 4) 101
1D1) Residual stresses 1
  • 1) 335 - keynote
  • 2) 157
  • 3) 86
  • 4) 308
11:00-11.20 coffe break
PARALLEL SESSIONS
11.20-13.00 1A2) Laser based processes 2
  • 5) 295
  • 6) 336
  • 7) 208
  • 8)
1B2) Surface modification
  • 1) 252
  • 2) 266
  • 3) 277
  • 8) 279
  • 9) 148
1C2) Shot peening
  • 5) 147 - keynote
  • 6) 163
  • 7) 318
  • 8) 155
  • 9) 342
1D2) Residual stresses 2
  • 5) 227
  • 6) 199
  • 7) 85
  • 8) 162
  • 9) 144
13:00-14.20 lunch
14.20-15.00 PLENARY LECTURE: Prof. K. Lu
PARALLEL SESSIONS
15.00-16.00 1A3) Severe plastic deformation
  • 1) Sara - keynote
  • 2) 161
  • 3) 340
1B3) Thermal spraying
  • 1) 95 - keynote
  • 2) 264
  • 3) 284
1C3) Shot peening
  • 9) 156 - keynote
  • 10) 285
  • 11) 182
16:00-16.20 coffe break
PARALLEL SESSIONS
16.20-18.00 1A4) Laser based processes 3
  • 1) 84 - keynote
  • 2) 309
  • 3) 312
  • 4) 322
  • 5) 143
1B4) Tribological surfaces
  • 1) 302
  • 2) 343
  • 3) 315
  • 4) 120
  • 5) 174
1C4) Shot peening
  • 12) 177
  • 13) 191
  • 14) 234
  • 15) 327
  • 16) 229
1D4) Coatings
  • 4) 256
  • 5) 293
  • 6) 323
  • 7) 69
  • 8) 339
18:00-19.00
TimeSession Session Sessions
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE: Prof. J.T.M. De Hosson
PARALLEL SESSIONS
9.40-11.00 2A1) Residual stresses 3
  • 1) 154
  • 2) 145
  • 3) 213
  • 4) 88
2B1) Titanium surface treatments
  • 1) 291 - keynote
  • 2) 281
  • 3) 119
  • 4) 121
2C1) Cold Spray
  • 1) 66 - keynote
  • 2) 150
  • 3) 91
  • 4) 207
11:00-11.20 coffe break
PARALLEL SESSIONS
11.20-13.00 2A2) Residual stresses 4
  • 5) 87
  • 6) 178
  • 7) 165
  • 8) 151
  • 9) 159
2B2) Coatings funct/conv
  • 1) 69
  • 2) 102
  • 3) 245
  • 4) 243
  • 5) 173
2C2) Cold Spray
  • 5) 206 - keynote
  • 6) 249
  • 7) 298
  • 8) 222
  • 9) 70
13:00-14.20 lunch
PARALLEL SESSIONS
14.20-16.00 2A3) Corrosion
  • 1) 310 - keynote
  • 2) 282
  • 3) 200
  • 4) 98
  • 5) 268
2B3) Applications
  • 1) 193
  • 2) 257
  • 3) 205
  • 4) 153
  • 5) 67
2C3) Cold Spray
  • 9) 57
  • 10) 267
  • 11) 123
  • 12) 321
16:00-16.20 coffe break
POSTER SESSION
16.20-18.00
  • 107
  • 297
  • 64
  • 276
  • 172
  • 75
  • 59
  • 259
  • 89
  • 314
  • 219
  • 78
  • 61
  • 215
  • 226
  • 166
  • 236
  • 184
  • 75
  • 223
  • 189
  • 176
  • 317
  • 198
  • 141
  • 232
  • 201
  • 332
  • 118
  • 183
  • 186
  • 233
  • 289
  • 333
  • 261
  • 341
19:00-22.00 SOCIAL DINNER
TimeSession Session SessionsSessions
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE: Prof. P. Schmuki
PARALLEL SESSIONS
9.40-11.00 3A1) Titanium Anodizing
  • 1) 301 - keynote
  • 2) 169
  • 3) 265
  • 4) 299
3B1) Engineering Surface
  • 1) 62 - keynote
  • 2) 122
  • 3) 164
  • 4) 196
3C1) Electroless plating
  • 1) 55
  • 2) 71
  • 3) 171
  • 4) 239
11:00-11.20 coffe break
PARALLEL SESSIONS
11.20-13.00 3A2) PEO
  • 5) 170
  • 6) 304
  • 7) 90
  • 8) 56
  • 9) 235
3B2) Engineering Surface
  • 5) 211
  • 6) 339
  • 7) 325
  • 8) 326
  • 9) 248
3C2) Electroless plating
  • 5) 240
  • 6) 99
  • 7) 100
  • 8) 135
  • 9) 136
13:00-14.20 lunch
PARALLEL SESSIONS
14.20-16.00 3A3) Sol-gel
  • 1) 103
  • 2) 209
  • 3) 270
  • 4) 220
  • 5) 92
3B3) Special processes
  • 10) 324
  • 11) 63
  • 12) 167
  • 13) 73
  • 14) 94
  • 15) 96
3C3) Novel Surfaces
  • 1) 77
  • 2) 79
  • 3) 273
  • 4) 190
  • 5) 152
  • 6) 247
16:20-16.40 CLOSING CERIMONY

Program for accompanying people

The preliminary program for accompanying people includes:

  • Day 1: Guided visit the the city center: the Cathedral, the Opera House "Alla Scala", the pedestrian Gallery "King Vittorio Emanuele II" and the monuments in this area.
  • Day 2: Guided visit to the new skyscrapers area Porta Nuova and the promenade.
  • Day 3: Guided visit to the Church Santa Maria delle Grazie with the wall painting "Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Accompanying people program will take place with at least 10 registered people.
In the case the program is annulled the complete registration fee will be reimbursed.

Abstract and Papers

The Scientific Committee will evaluate the acceptance of abstracts and papers and will decide whether the paper will be presented as oral or poster, also considering the preference of the authors. Full papers will be published on the conference proceedings and published on-line in this conference website.

To facilitate the dissemination of the papers, the proceeding will be open-access upon agreement of the authors. Selected papers (up to 100) will be recommended for publication in special issues of the journals Surface Engineering and Materials and Manufacturing Processes.

Oral

Multimedia projectors and notebooks will be provided in the lecture hall. The presentation should be prepared in MS Power Point or PDF.

Poster

Authors are kindly asked not to exceed the size 700 mm (width) x 1000 mm (height).

Submission

Start Here

 

Abstracts (max 200 words) will be uploaded directly on the website. Instruction on how to prepare paper with templates will be on this web site.

Awards

The National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) supports 3 awards (€ 200.00 each) for the best presentations (oral/poster) by PhD students, intended as the first author of the paper presented.

Plenary lectures

Prof. S.A. Meguid

(University of Toronto, Canada)

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"Multifunctional Nano-Reinforced Coatings for Aerospace Applications”

Prof. K. Lu

(Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

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"Gradient nanostructures in metals induced by surface mechanical treatments”

 Prof. J.T.M. De Hosson

(University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Jeff De Hosson

 

"Protective coatings on elastomers: a critical review"

 

 

 

Prof. Patrik Schmuki

(Friedrich-Alexander University)

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"Self-organizing anodic TiO2 nanotube coatings: Formation, Properties, Applications"

 

 

Conference language

The official language of the conference is English: all documents should be prepared in English English

Committees

Committees

Scientific Committee

  • Ayatollahi M. (Iran)
  • Astarita A. (Italy)
  • Bokůvka O. (Slovakia)
  • Bolelli G. (Italy)
  • Carlone P. (Italy), Co-Chair
  • Hamdi M. (Malaysia)
  • Fernandez Pariente I. (Spain)
  • Guagliano M. (Italy), Chair
  • Guilemany J.M. (Spain)
  • Jeandin M. (France)
  • Jodoin B. (Canada)
  • Klement U. (Sweden)
  • Levesque M. (Canada)
  • Lusvarghi L. (Italy)
  • Milionis A. (USA)
  • Montavon G. (France)
  • Nylen P. (Sweden)
  • Pantelakis S. (Greece)
  • Sebastiani M. (Italy), Co-Chair
  • Somers M. (Denmark)
  • Staia M. (Venezuela)
  • Sudarshan T.S. (USA), Co-Chair
  • Vedani M. (Italy)
  • Vuoristo P. (Finland)
  • Zammit A. (Malta)

Local Organising Committee

  • Laura Vergani, Coordinator
  • Giuseppe Mirone
  • Sara Bagherifard
  • Chiara Colombo
  • Maria Vittoria Diamanti
  • Seyyed M. Hassani Gangaraj
  • Giorgia Gobbi
  • Ramin Ghelichi
  • Flavia Libonati
  • Atieh Moridi
  • Klara Petrakova
  • Barbara Previtali

Contact Information

CHAIRMAN: Prof. Mario Guagliano, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

CO-CHAIRS: Prof. Pierpaolo Carlone, Dept. Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno

Prof. Marco Sebastiani, Dept. Engineering, University Roma 3

Dr. T.S. Sudarshan, Metal Modification, Inc. 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE COORDINATOR: Prof. Laura Vergani, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

INFORMATION: info@smt30.org

SECRETARY: secretary@smt30.org