Scope of the Symposium:
Driven by the increasing market demands for advanced new functional materials the understanding and control of the interface in functional hybrid materials is essential for applications in photovoltaics, optoelectronics, coatings, paints and adhesives, which are strongly demanded by renewable energy, aerospace, and automotive industries. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry in the field of functional interfaces. The main focus of this symposium will be on the design, control and characterization of hybrid polymer/solid state materials aiming at applications in optoelectronics, coatings and adhesives. The symposium will be a great opportunity for theoreticians and experimentalist to discuss the present state of the art in the field and future trends for research, development and applications. The Brazilian Society of Adhesion and Adhesives (Associação Brasileira de Adesão e Adesivos) ABAA supports the symposium, and selected symposium papers will be published in a special issue of Applied Adhesion Science Journal (http://www.appliedadhesionscience.com/).
Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
In this symposium special emphasis will be given to surface modification processes by forming functional interfaces composed of solid state surfaces (metals and oxides) and organic materials, such as polymers. Selected topics on surface characterization and analysis techniques, multifunctional coatings/adhesives, computational modeling and applications will be addressed such as:
Tentative list of invited speakers: