About Us


EMASST is an Association which aims to bring its members and other interested persons together that work in the field of Science and Technology of materials surfaces.
EMASST promotes basic research activities, industrial development, production and addition of the new products within the market carried out by Universities, Research Centers and Industries of EU member countries.

EMASST spreads knowledge on themes to various partners and supports the development of innovative products and/or processes at the highest level of competitiveness. Therefore, EMASST has the objective of creating a "network" on the Science and Technology of Material Surfaces among the different organizations that contribute work on these themes. In addition, EMASST also provides thorough organizational and technical.

The main purpose is to form a "critical mass" of people and skills on this frontier sector in order to increase and spread knowledge on the Science and Technology of the Material Surfaces. In this way, meaningful and effective opportunities for interaction are created between academia, research and industrial organizations at an international level and in particular within Europe.

The success of this initiative can be achieved by using a methodology based on the assessment by the TRL scale (Technology Readiness Level) of contributions and activities of each partner. As a result, it becomes easier to integrate individual contributions by assessing the maturity levels for the purposes of possible industrial applications. The individual contribution (in terms of results and knowledge) will be shared only with the authorization of each member and if necessary in accordance with the laws of Intellectual Property Rights.

Finality & purposes

EMASST is engaged in key strategic areas of Science and Technology of Material surfaces, in particular sectors such as aeronautical and aerospace, mechanical, electrical and electronics, energy, biological and chemical as well as on their application in relevant areas of public concern.

In all these areas, EMASST looks forward to a close collaboration among academia, the research and industrial community, for a complete and rapid transfer of knowledge and skills from basic science to engineering and manufacturing of innovative products and/or processes.


To bring people together

Associations, Societies, Entities, Industries, Research Centers and European Union Universities, interested in the development in various applicative and industrial sectors, scientific and technological activities on surface properties of materials and their modification, by promoting, in this way, research and technological advances;

To make aware

of the approach of civil society in science and technology of material surfaces issues and a greater awareness of its impact in the fields of public health, safety, transport, energy, high-tech and conservation of culture heritage through advertising campaigns on magazines and other dissemination activities;

To share

Share, through the interactive website, works, discoveries, inventions, experiences and scientific publications as well as new ideas, research projects (national and European), internal collaborations between institutions for research and development activities. The information will be posted on the site after the evaluation by the Technical Scientific Committee;

To establish and develop

cooperative relationships with Industries, Research Centers, scientific academies, associations and cultural, domestic and foreign institutions;

To promote and disseminate

studies and research on the science and technology of surfaces to achieve new properties/performance and to identify new applications, to contribute to the transfer of knowledge among universities, research centers and industries, even among seemingly different applicative fields, through publications, conferences, seminars, workshops, discussions, prize contests for study and research;

To promote

an international network of Industries with the latest equipment of activation and/or modification of surfaces and qualified laboratories belonging to Research Centers, Universities and Industries. This is to promote the development of "European Reference Centers" on surfaces science in order to increase and enhance the knowledge on science and technology of material surfaces within Europe. The aforementioned network allows to more easily identify qualified partners for research, technological development and industrialization projects. This European network of highly qualified centers also allows easier connection among the different realities, as it makes possible a greater rapidity in achieving results and an improvement in the quality of new scientific knowledge and the development of new products and/or processes;

To promote 

the professional development of people interested in surfaces science and technology and to assure technical update;

To carry out duties of investigation or research

in the activities sectors concerning the Association and give public or private bodies the opportunity to know the opinion of the Association or its members on matters relating to surfaces science and technology.

To facilitate 

the work of study and research on surfaces science and technology;