The conference aims to act as an interdisciplinary forum for research scientists and interested people and experts from all scientific disciplines of politics and economics to examine and discuss the current state of the art of material surfaces, including natural surfaces.

Key scientific/technological topics of the symposium

  • Smart Coatings and Surface Modification,
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials,
  • Advanced Manufacturing/Processing and Characterizations.
  • Natural surfaces

as applied in:

  • People’s health and well being
  • Safe, smart, green transportation
  • Energy production and management
  • Smart cities: quality of the urban environment
  • Impact on environment and climate

The 17th-19th October 2018 was held in Nice (France) the 3 ° edition of the European Symposium on Surface Science, the official biannual congress of EMASST association.
The world of the material surfaces is playing a prominent role in the scientific and industrial fields thanks to the nanotechnology and nanomaterials and surface modification. They really are revolutionizing our lives.
Advances on these topics were showed during the congress in particular: icephobic coating and materials, oleophobic and amphiphobic surfaces, atmospheric pressure plasma technologies for deposition of thin functional films, application of graphene oxide, coating for high temperature, membranes for water purification, photo-catalytic processes using semi-conducting materials like TiO2 and ZnO, environmental friendly glues to reduce human toxicity, influence of emissions of indoor chemical materials on human health in particular on bladder cancer.

At the 3rd European Symposium on Surface Science partecipated researchers from european universities, research centers and industries such as: CNR (Italy), Leonardo-Finmeccanica (Italy), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany), WTL LTd (Russia), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), MESAEP, Imperial College (UK), La Sapienza University (Italy), Manchester University (UK), Innovent eV (Germany), Complutense universidad (Spain), CIRA (Italy) and others... This wide participation confirms the interest and the great attention to the Surfaces Science and its daily impact.

At the end of the Symposium, the Steering Committee handed the EMASST AWARD on Surface Science for the best scientific work in terms of originality and industrial application to Dr Giovanni Pulci, researcher of La Sapienza University of Rome - Department Chemical Engineering Materials Environment . His work entitled " Nanostructured and Nanocomposite Coatings Obtained by Electroless Deposition Technique" describes alternative and innovative applications of different metal-based electroless coatings: a new manufacturing technique for obtaining nanocomposite diffusion coatings based on the electroless plating and their high temperature oxidation behavior. Moreover the wetting properties of electroless coatings having tailored surface morphologies are illustrated and some possible industrial applications are suggested.