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We are happy to announce that the 6th Tsukuba International Coating Symposium (TICS) will be held in the following manner. TICS is held every two years, co-organized by National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), which are located in Tsukuba Science City. We have leading research activities in coating technologies: novel thermal spray processes, such as Warm Spray (WS) and Suspension Plasma Spray (SPS); low temperature fabrication process of oxide coatings, such as Aerosol Deposition (AD) and Photo-Assisted Chemical Solution Deposition (PACSD). Fabrication of functional devices utilizing nanosheets is another hot topic. In this symposium, we will discuss how these research activities will contribute to the 3-D printing technologies, safe and reliable infrastructure and environmental protections, through the presentations by the world leading invited speakers, as well as researchers of NIMS and AIST.


Nov. 11, 2014 Now the symposium tentative program is available here. ⇒program
Nov. 07, 2014 The list of invited speakers has been updated.
Oct 20, 2014 "Abstract Format" is here for invited lectures.
July 24, 2014 Supporting Organizations list has been updated.
June 10, 2014 Invited speaker list has been updated.
June 4, 2014 We opened a website.


National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
General Co-chair:Hideyuki Murakami
Seiji Kuroda, Minoru Osada, Makoto Watanabe, Kazuya Shimoda
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
General Co-chair:Tetsuo Tsuchiya
Jun Akedo, Masato Suzuki, Shingo Hirose, Kentaro Shinoda
Supporting Organizations
Japan Thermal Spray Society
The Surface Finishing Society of Japan
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Ceramic Society of Japan
Japan Institute of Metals
December 4-5, 2014
(1) Coatings for 2D, 3D Additive Manufacturing
(2) Coatings for Infrastructure
(3) Environmental and Thermal Barrier Coatings
(4) MANA Special Seminar: Ceramic & Nanocrystal Coatings
(5) Functional Coatings


Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers
Prof. Javad Mostaghimi, University of Toronto (Canada)
Dr. Uwe Shultz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center, Deutschland)
MANA Special Speakers
Dr. Uthamalingam Balachandran, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
Dr. Kazumi Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Invited Speakers
Dr. Jae-Hyuk Park, IONES Co. Ltd. (Korea)
Prof. Akihiro Yabuki, Hiroshima University
Prof. Ryuta Kasada, Kyoto University
Prof. Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kochi Institute of Technology
Prof. Soshu Kirihara, Osaka University
Dr. Masakatsu Kiyohara, TOTO
Dr. Fengqun Lang, R&D Partnership for Future Power Electronics Technology (FUPET)
Prof. Masakazu Okazaki, Nagaoka University of Technology
Mr. Shinya Miki, Tocalo
Dr. Ryohta Kamma, IHI
Prof. Masayuki Okoshi, National Defense Academy



Registration fee: free
Fee for the get-together party: TBD

Registration: Please send an E-mail with the following information for registration.
E-mail: coating-sympo@nims.go.jp