NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Nanostructured Films and Coatings

June 28 - 30, 1999
Santorini, Greece


This Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) will provide a critical, up-to-date review on science and technology of nanostructured thick films and coatings. Focus will be placed on the synthesis and processing; characterization and properties (mechanical, biological, chemical, electronic and magnetic); modeling of interlayer and interlayer interfaces; and applications. The ARW aims to assess the status of this important high technology area and to identify future directions of R&D and applications of nanostructured thick films and coatings. Working group discussions will be held. Particular emphasis is placed on developing close interactions and fostering future collaborations among scientists and engineers from the NATO, Cooperation Partner (CP) and other countries.

NATO country member co-director
Associate Professor Gan-Moog Chow
Department of Materials Science, National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260
Fax: +(65) 776 3604, Email:

Cooperation Partner country member co-director
Professor, Dr. Ilya A. Ovid'ko
Institute of Problems for Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St. Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +(7) 812 321 4771, Email:

NATO country co-director (chairman of travel and locality)
Professor Thomas Tsakalakos
Rutgers University, USA

Organizing committee

Speakers List (partial):

ARW Applications

All qualified participants are by invitation only. Interested applicants should submit their applications to Gan-Moog Chow ( ) and Thomas Tsakalakos ( ) by email, no later than December 15, 1998. The application should be one-page only, containing the applicant's name, affiliation, email and fax addresses, research experience in nanostructured films and coatings and relevant publications, and request for financial subsidy if necessary. Partial financial support is available to a limited number of NATO and CP countries participants only. Participation as an observer will be granted in a limited number.

Invitation letter to participate in the ARW will be sent to successful applicants by email before January 15, 1999. Confirmation of acceptance must be returned to G.M. Chow by email within two weeks of the invitation. Details of payment of deposits, travel, meals and lodging for the ARW will be included in the invitation.

Registration fees: US$400, for industrial participants, observers, and participants from countries other than NATO and CP countries. The registration fees are non-refundable after March 15, 1999.
Tentative Costs.

ARW location:

Santorini Image Hotel, Greece
3 nights lodging including all hotel taxes and daily buffet breakfast
per person in single room: US$ 255 for 3 nights total
per person in twin or double room: US$165 for 3 nights total meals: to be informed in the invitation letter


The co-directors, organizing committee, NATO or any organization do not assume any responsibility for health, accident insurance or liability. Individuals should arrange for their own insurance coverage prior to participating in the ARW.

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