Scope of the Symposium
This is the 8th Aluminium Surface Science and Technology Symposium following the previous years’ symposium at 2015 (Madeira, Portugal), 2012 (Sorrento, Italy), 2009 (Leiden, The Netherlands), 2006 (Beaune, France), 2003 (Bonn, Germany), 2000 (Manchester, U.K.), 1997 (Antwerp, Belgium). The Symposium series has been a unique and key event on aluminium science and technology bringing together industries, universities, and research institutions involved with aluminium. Today the ASST symposium has become a common platform and net-work for aluminium surface science and technology in Europe.
The scope of the Symposium encompasses all aspects of aluminium surface science including state-of-the art surface modification methods and technological advances, characterizations methods, performance evaluation, and industrial process development. Focussed industrial sectors are aerospace, automotive, heat exchangers, architecture, electronics, lithography, packaging, nanotechnology, and others. Further, green technology solutions using aluminium will be part of the ASST 2018 symposium. Specific fields of interest for ASST 2018 include, but are not limited to, rolling and extrusion processes, material deformation effects, joining processes, multi-material assemblies, wet chemical surface processing, electrolytic processing, adhesion and organic interactions, plasma-based surface modification technologies, corrosion and protection mechanisms, self-healing, and other functional properties of products.