Surface science has been object of great interest both from a fundamental and technological point of views, targeting specific actions as super hydrophilicity, super hydrophobicity, self-cleaning and self-healing abilities and applications. The results of this intense research are present in our modern society in many technological areas, ranging from industrial processes through construction, architecture and aviation. The aim of this symposium is to gather together researchers working in the development of technological applications involving surface science. Physicists, chemists, material scientists, and mechanical, material, metallurgical and mining engineers with interest in this area are the target audience. The symposium intends to embrace many topics, focused in development and application of: nanostructured coatings, super hydrophobic and super hydrophilic surfaces, surface modification, physical and chemical routes of synthesis, characterization and properties of protective coatings and modified surfaces, SLIPS materials and MEMS/NEMS interfaces.