Delegates from over 42 countries convened at the urban but serene campus of the Singapore Management University from July 15-17 to share and show the latest breakthroughs in thin films science and technology in the ThinFilms2012 Conference - the 6th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings. This event celebrates the 10th year of successful launching of this biannual conference series, and the second time under the auspices of the Thin Films Society. The Conference, comprising 12 Symposia from biological coatings to photocatalytic and self-cleaning thin films, received over 800 submissions, of which 660 were accepted for presentation, in either Oral or Poster form.
Following the keynote lectures on July 15, the individual symposia convened in parallel breakout sessions, with designated poster presentations after the oral sessions. On the evening of July 16, a banquet was held for all delegates at the Concorde Hotel, during which the attendees voted for their favorite posters among the finalists of the popular poster competition. The top poster prize this year was won by the team from Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan.
In the Conference, many interaction sessions, old friendships were renewed and new ones
formed, building the basis for the next international event, which the Thin Films Society will
begin actively planning almost as soon as the curtain is drawn.
More photos of the conference are at society's facebook: www.facebook.com/ThinFilmsSociety
(Reported by Prof Chee Wong)