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About SVC

SVC Board of Directors and Committees

SVC Mission Statement
The mission of the SVC is to promote technical excellence by providing a global forum to inform, educate, and engage the members, the technical community, and the public on all aspects of vacuum coating, surface engineering and related technologies.


SVC Vision Statement
The vision for SVC is to be the global source for learning, applying and advancing vacuum coating, surface engineering, and related technologies.

Interested in Getting Involved? Contact a Board Member.

Interested in Joining a Technical Advisory Committee? Contact a Committee Chair.

Interested in Forming a New Technical Advisory Committee? Contact the Technical Director.

Interested in Joining a Standing Committee? Contact a Committee Chair.

For General Information, Contact the SVC Administrative Team:

P.O. Box 10628
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505/897-7743
Fax: 866/577-2407
E-mail: svcinfo@svc.org

SVC Executive Director
Frank Zimone
Phone: 856/938-9653
frank.zimone@svc.org

SVC Financial Administrator
Jacque Matanis
Phone: 505/897-7743
jacque.matanis@svc.org

SVC Technical Director
Carl Lampert
Phone: 707/794-0333
carl.lampert@svc.org

SVC Marketing Director
Joyce Lampert
Phone: 707/235-3677
joyce.lampert@svc.org

SVC Event Planner
Cynnamon Spain
Phone: 505/450-1165      
cynnamon.spain@svc.org

SVC Admin Support
Mary Ellen Quinn
Phone: 970/988-0708
maryellen.quinn@svc.org


Click or scroll for more information on each committee

Board of Directors   Technical Program Committee
Executive Committee   Technical Advisory Committees (TAC)
          WebTech Roll to Roll Coatings for High-End Applications
Nominations Committee         Heuréka!
Education Committee         Protective, Tribological and Decorative Coating
Exhibit Committee         Optical Coatings
Awards Committee         Large Area Coatings
Finance Committee         Emerging Technologies
Investment Committee         Plasma Processing
Student Sponsorship Committee         High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS)
International Relations Committee         Coatings and Processes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
International Task Group         Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes
International Advisory Committee       
Young Members Committee         
Publications Committee         

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Years denote the term of members of the Board of Directors.
Current Board Members

President
Gary Vergason, Vergason Technology, Inc. (2016-2018)
607/589-4429
gvergason@vergason.com

Past President
Wolfgang Diehl, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired), Germany (2016-2018)
49/531-2155-515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Vice President
Chris Stoessel, Eastman Chemical Company (2016-2018)
707/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Treasurer
Michael Andreasen, Vacuum Edge (2017-2019)
707/365-7433 Fax 707/455-7310
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Secretary
Hana Baránková, Uppsala University, Sweden (2016-2018)
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

Director
Robert Sargent, Viavi Solutions Inc. (2016-2019)
707/525-7865
robert.sargent@viavisolutions.com

Director
Ralf Bandorf, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany (2016-2019)
49/531-21-55-602
ralf.bandorf@ist.fraunhofer.de

Director
Brent Boyce, Guardian Industries Corp. (2017-2020)
734/654-4709
bboyce@guardian.com

Director
Gary Doll, University of Akron (2015-2018)
330/972-7350
gdoll@uakron.edu

Director
Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada (2015-2018)
514/340-5747
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

Director
Karin Scherer, Essilor, France (2015-2018)
33/155 964 803
schererk@essilor.fr

Director
Frank Papa, Gencoa Ltd. (2017-2020)
530/601-8860
frank@gencoa.com

Director
Wilmert De Bosscher, SOLERAS Advanced Coatings (2017-2020)
32/9 381 6177
wilmert.debosscher@soleras.com

Technical Director
Carl Lampert, Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

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Executive Committee
The SVC Executive Committee comprises the elected officers, the past president, and other board members as deemed appropriate by the President of the Society. The committee exists to address specific financial issues and decisions that are put before the SVC as well as to provide specific direction and action interim to board meetings. The executive committee exists to supplement the activities of the Board of Directors and, as with all activities with the SVC, is accountable to the Board. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors oversee the operation and strategic direction of the SVC in-line with our mission statement.

President
Gary Vergason (2016-2018)
Vergason Technology, Inc.
607/589-4429
gvergason@vergason.com

Past President
Wolfgang Diehl (2016-2018)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired), Germany
49/531-2155-515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Vice President
Chris Stoessel (2016-2018)
Eastman Chemical Company
707/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Secretary
Hana Barankova (2016-2018)
Uppsala University, Sweden
46/184 713 118
Hana.Barankova@angstrom.uu.se

Treasurer
Michael Andreasen (2017-2019)
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433 
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Program Chair
Ralf Bandorf (2016-2019)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
49/531-21-55-602
ralf.bandorf@ist.fraunhofer.de

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Nominations Committee
The SVC Nominations Committee consists of four SVC directors, normally with the Immediate Past President serving as chair. This committee is charged with putting forward a slate of candidates for Board and Officer vacancies. Voting members of the Society fill all vacancies on the Board of Directors, including Officer vacancies (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer). The Nominations Committee welcomes suggestions of suitable candidates for both Board and Officer vacancies from the members. Nominees for Board positions have to be members of the Society in good standing; nominees for Officer positions have to be current or previous Board members.

Wolfgang Diehl, Chair (2016-2018)
Past President
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired), Germany
49/531-2155-515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Michael Andreasen (2017-2019)
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Gary Vergason (2016-2018)
Vergason Technology Inc.
607/589-4429
gvergason@vergason.com

Chris Stoessel (2016-2018)
Eastman Chemical Company
707/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

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Education Committee
Education is an important aspect of the mission of the Society of Vacuum Coaters and the Education Committee is charged by the Board of Directors with overseeing that function. Developing and overseeing courses obviously are an important activity, but the committee also is concerned with education and training in their widest sense.

Ludvik Martinu, Chair
Polytechnique Montreal
514/340-4099
ludvik.martinu@polymtl.ca

Scott Walton, Director of Education
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
202/767-7531
scott.walton@nrl.navy.mil

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Exhibit Committee
The Exhibit Committee works closely with the Executive Director and follows the established guidelines to ensure fairness and equality to all exhibitors and exhibiting companies. Exhibitor's evaluation comments are always taken into consideration when planning for the next year's floor plan and functions designed to draw people to the exhibit area.

Cathi Baker, Co-Chair
Advanced Energy Industries
970/407-6498
cathi.baker@aei.com

Jason Hrebik, Co-Chair
Kurt J. Lesker Company
+1 (412) 387-9116
Jasonh@lesker.com

Steve Simons, Co-Chair
Manitou Systems Inc.
+1 (203) 732-2110
ssimons@manitousys.com

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Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is charged with the annual selection of the Nathaniel H. Sugerman Award recipient for distinguished achievement. The committee also selects recipients of the SVC Mentors Award, given to those who have made significant contributions to the Society or the vacuum coating industry.

Donald J. McClure, Acting Chair
Acuity Consulting & Training
Email: acuityct@hotmail.com

Clark Bright, Past Chair
Bright Thin Film Solutions (3M retired)
520/204-7245
brightcrewllc@gmail.com

Ladislav Bardos, Member
Uppsala University, Sweden
46/184-713-034
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Member
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
514/340-5747
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

Traci Langevin, Member
Soleras Advanced Coatings
207/229-4568
Traci.Langevin@soleras.com

Frank Zimone, Member
SVC
856/938-9653
frank.zimone@svc.org


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Finance Committee

Michael Andreasen, Chair
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Ed Wegener
DHF Technical Products
480/452-8470
wegenered@gmail.com

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Investment Committee
The Investment Committee of the SVC was formed by the Board of Directors to develop investment policies and procedures and take actions to safeguard and oversee the SVC's investments. The Investment Committee is responsible for recommending a professional Investment Manager to the SVC Board of Directors. The Investment Committee recommends investment allocation guidelines annually to the Board and works with the outside Investment Manager. The Committee also tracks the performance of the Investment Manager relative to others in that field. It is important to note that the Investment Committee does not actively manage SVC's investments; it oversees the professional financial firm that manages SVC's assets.

Edward J. Wegener, Chair
DHF Technical Products
480/452-8470
wegenered@gmail.com

Michael Andreasen
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Robert Sargent
Viavi Solutions
707/525-7865
robert.sargent@viavisolutions.com

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Student Sponsorship Committee
The SSC was established in 2001 and it is composed of members from different countries. Every year the SSC selects the most promising students and financially supports their participation at the Technical Conference. This sponsorship is meant to stimulate interest among future young scientists in the subjects and activities of the SVC, helps to involve more personnel from academic institutions (such as the students’ professors), and also encourages new contacts that can lead to employment opportunities.

Hana Barankova, Chair
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha
Polytechnique Montreal
514/340-5747 
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

James N. Hilfiker
J.A. Woollam Co. Inc.
402/477-7501
jhilfiker@jawoollam.com

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International Relations Committee
The International Relations Committee focuses on establishing and generating participation from other organizations, societies, and countries that help assist and support the SVC’s mission to be an international organization. Through collaboration or support of local meetings in other countries SVC hopes to generate greater participation and recognition as the leading global forum for vacuum technology.

Ric Shimshock, Co-Chair
MLD Technologies LLC
650/938-3705
rshimshock@mldtech.com

Wolfgang Diehl, Co-Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired)
49/531 2155 515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Ladislav Bardos, Co-Chair
Uppsala University
46/184-713-034
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Hana Barankova, Chair
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

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International Task Group

Members:

Ladislav Bardos, Chair
Uppsala University
46/184-713-034
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Allan Matthews
The University of Manchester
44/0161 306-4284
allan.matthews@manchester.ac.uk

Wolfgang Diehl
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired)
49/531-2155-515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Hana Baránková Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha
École Polytechnique de Montréal
514/340-5747
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

Roel Tietema
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating BV
31/77 3559 774
rtietema@hauzer.nl

Chris H. Stoessel
Eastman Chemical Company
650/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Ric Shimshock
MLD Technologies LLC
650/938-3705
rshimshock@mldtech.com

SVC Technical Director: Carl Lampert
Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

SVC Treasurer: Michael Andreasen
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Ludvik Martinu
Polytechnique Montreal
514/340-4099
ludvik.martinu@polymtl.ca


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International Advisory Committee

The SVC INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE was founded to broaden an international outreach of the SVC and to increase the SVC membership and number of international attendees and presenters at the SVC TechCons from countries with rapidly growing economics, technology innovations, new industries and markets. The International Advisory Committee is composed from important highly experienced and well connected individuals from selected countries, who can spread the SVC mission and provide expert advices and help to the SVC TechCons. The members of the IAC are invited for period of three years with an option for prolongation. The IAC member or his/her representative has the TechCon fee waiver and a free membership in the SVC with connected benefits. The membership in the SVC IAC is honorary and prestigious as during more than 60 years the SVC has acquired a very high world reputation in the vacuum coating and related technologies.

Ladislav Bardos, Chair
Uppsala University
46/184-713-034
E-mail: ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

AUSTRALIA

Dr. Phil J. Martin
CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering
PO Box 218
Lindfield, NSW 2070, AUSTRALIA
+61 2 9413 7126
Fax: +61 2 9413 7200
Web: http://www.CSIRO.au/
E-mail: Phil.Martin@csiro.au

Dr. Phil J. Martin, is Chief Research Scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, in CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, in Lindfield. He is an Australian National Councillor and Representative for the Thin Film Division at IUVSTA. He is expert in thin films and coatings, in superhard materials, and recently in carbon based nanomaterials. Editor in Surface Coat. &Technology.

BRAZIL

Prof. Jose Daniel Biasoli de Mello
Universidade Federal de Uberlandia
Av. João Naves de Ávila, 2121 - Bloco 1M sala 1M 218, Santa Mônica
38400-902 - Uberlandia, MG - BRASIL - Caixa-postal: 593
(34) 32394186
Fax: (34) 32394273
E-mail: d.mello@ufsc.br

Prof. Jose Daniel Biasoli de Mello, is emeritus professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Founder of the Centre for Tribology and Materials at Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is world-recognized expert in material tribology and organizer of numerous international meetings on wear of materials. Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Centro de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia, Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica.

CHINA

Prof. Xing-Fang Hu
Shanghai Institute Of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Inorganic Coating Materials
1295 DingXi Rd., Shanghai, 200050 CHINA
86 21 52414401
Fax: 86 21 52414993
Mobile: 86 13901724923
E-mail: xhusic@mail.sic.ac.cn

Prof. Xing-Fang Hu, is from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is organizer of international meetings, editor and expert in solar energy materials and solar cells, recently focused in 3D ordered macroporous materials (e.g. titania).

INDIA

Prof. Dr. A. Subrahmanyam
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, IET, DAVV Campus
Kwandwa Road, Indore-452 017. Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
Office +91-731-2364-182
Campus IET +91-731-2438-711
Campus PACL +91-732-4240-71
Fax: +91-731-2364-182
E-mail: director@iiti.ac.in
E-mail: mathur@iitb.ac.in

Prof. Dr. Aryasomayajulu Subrahmanyam, is Chair professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is an expert in metal oxide thin films and devices, magnetron cathode design, semiconductor materials and devices, recently in bio-medical applications like photocatalysis for oxygenation of blood.

ISRAEL

Prof. Ray Boxman
Tel Aviv University
P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, ISRAEL
(+972) (0)3-6407364
Alt: (0)3-6408176
E-mail: boxman@eng.tau.ac.il

Prof. Raymond L. Boxman, recently retired as Director Electrical Discharge and Plasma Laboratory. He has served as Coordinator for the Materials Engineering Program, Currently is the incumbant of the Kranzberg, Chair of Plasma Engineering, and Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University.

JAPAN

Prof. Kunihide Tachibana
Osaka Electro-Communication University
18-8 Hatsu-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530, JAPAN
+81-3-75-753-5304
E-mail: kunihide@isc.osakac.ac.jp
E-mail: tatibana@kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Prof. Kunihide Tachibana, is professor emeritus at Department of Electronic Science and Engineering at Kyoto University, presently also at Osaka Electro-Communication University. Recognized expert in plasma processing, recently in atmospheric microplasmas.

KOREA

Prof. Yeon G. Han
SKKU (Sungkyunkwan University)
300 Chunchun-dong Jangan-gu
 Suwon, KOREA 440-746
+82-(0)31-290-5665(-7)
Fax: +82-(0)31-290-5669
Web: http://www.capst.re.kr
E-mail: hanjg@skku.edu

Prof. Yeon Geon Han, is Director of Center for Advanced Plasma Surface Technology and professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. He is recognized expert in plasma processing and plasma diagnostics, especially in magnetron sputtering including HIPIMS.

POLAND

Prof. Dr. Witold Gulbinski, DSc.
Koszalin University of Technology
75-620 Koszalin, POLAND
+48 94 34 78 605
Fax: +48 94 34 78 489
E-mail: Witold.Gulbinski@tu.koszalin.pl

Prof. Dr. Witold Gulbinski, DSc. is a Vicerector for Science and Development, and chair professor of Division of Physics at Institute of Technology and Education in Koszalin University of Technology. Expert in vacuum plasma, nanotechnology, tribological films, recently focused to applications of stainless steels for medical instrumentation and food industry.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Prof. Yurij Anatolievich Lebedev
Russian Academy of Sciences
A.V. Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis
Leninsky prospekt 29, Moscow 119991, RUSSIA
(+7) 495 647 59 27, ext. 322
Web: http://www.ips.ac.ru
Email: lebedev@ips.ac.ru

Prof. Yuri A. Lebedev is Head of the Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Pulsed Processes, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow.

TAIWAN

Prof. Ju-Liang He
Feng Chia University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
100, Wenhwa Road, Taichung City, TAIWAN 40724
+886-4-24517250-5000
Fax: +886-4-24519053
E-mail: jlhe@fcu.edu.tw

Prof. Ju-Liang He, is the chair professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Feng Chia University, Taiwan. He is recognized expert in vapor coating technology, surface engineering/characterization, plasma engineering, photovoltaic and electrochromic materials and thin film batteries.

TURKEY

Prof. Dr. Sener Oktik
SISECAM Headquarters
Icmeler Mah. D-100 Karayolu Cad. No: 44A, 34947 Tuzla / Istambul - TURKEY
(+90) 850 206 50 50
direct: (+90) 850 206 55 01
Email: earpat@sisecam.com

Prof. Dr. Sener OKTIK is President of Research & Technological Development in SISECAM - a big producer of the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, and chemicals businesses with total of 44 plants (26 abroad). Headquarters in Tuzla and Istambul.


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Young Members Committee
The SVC Young Members Group is open to young people (age 35 and younger) with an interest in vacuum coating and related technologies. Members of the group may be students or young staff in industry; the common feature is that they should meet the age requirement and have a keen interest in any topics which sit under the umbrella of the SVC. We intend to offer members of this new group special conference rates and other benefits, in exchange for their input and ideas regarding the growth and development of the Society as it relates to the younger generation. We envision that the Young Members Group will establish, from its membership, a Committee and a Chair. The Chair will be invited to attend the SVC Board meetings and participate in developing future strategies for the Society, thereby giving the Young Members a voice at the highest levels within the Society.  If you have questions regarding the Young Members Group, please contact the Chair or a Board Mentor.

Jacob Bertrand
Eccrine Systems, Inc.
951/415-4924
jbertrand@eccrinesystems.com

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Publications Committee
The main mission of the Publications Committee is to assure appropriate advancement of the SVC publication activities while keeping in mind advances in the field of coatings and surface engineering, the interests and needs of the contributors and readers, as well as the technical, financial and manpower resources.

Carl Lampert, Chair
Star Science
707/794-0333
E-mail: cmlstar@sonic.net

Brent Boyce
Guardian Industries Corp.
734/654-4709
E-mail: bboyce@guardian.com

Donald Mattox
Management Plus, Inc.
505/856-6810
E-mail: donmattox@mpinm.com

Robert Sargent
Viavi Solutions
707/525-7865
E-mail: robert.sargent@viavisolutions.com

Chris Stoessel
Eastman Chemical Company
707/798-1242
E-mail: stoessel@attglobal.net

Scott Walton
US Naval Research Laboratory
202/767-7531
E-mail: scott.walton@nrl.navy.mil

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Technical Program Committee
The Technical Program Committee is responsible for scheduling and chairing Technical Program Committee meetings, interacting with the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to develop and organize the technical program of the annual conference, organizing the Technology Forum Breakfast and Donald M. Mattox Tutorial Program, and coordinating the overall operation of the Technical Conference. The chair works closely with the Technical Director and Executive Director to organize the technical program; provide program notes and descriptions for the Bulletin, Call for Papers, Preliminary Program and Final Program; and keep the Board fully informed on the status of the Technical Program. The Technical Program Chair has the ultimate responsibility for all Conference events.

Ralf Bandorf, Program Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
650/798-1242
ralf.bandorf@ist.fraunhofer.de

Chris Stoessel, Past Program Chair
Eastman Chemical Company
650/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Manuela Junghähnel, Assistant Program Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma FEP, Germany
49/351-2568-128
manuela.junghaehnel@fep.fraunhofer.de

Carl Lampert
Technical Director
Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

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Technical Advisory Committees

WebTech Roll to Roll Coatings for High-End Applications TAC
This TAC covers all aspects of established and emerging web coating and processing technologies. The committee is loosely divided in the areas of applications into two sub-groups: one focuses on high performance and flexible electronics application and the other on high-speed processes, technology scale-up and packaging films. The Committee is multinational with great participation from the United States and Europe and is now particularly focused to encourage more involvement from members in Japan and Southeast Asia.

John Fahlteich, Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP
49/351 258 6136
john.fahlteich@fep.fraunhofer.de

Alberto Argoitia, Assistant Chair
Viavi Solutions
707/525-6830
alberto.argoitia@viavisolutions.com

Chris Stoessel, Assistant Chair
Eastman Chemical Company
650/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Scott J. Jones, Assistant Chair
3M
651/736-6153
sjjones@mmm.com

Professor Hazel Assender, Assistant Chair
Department of Materials, University of Oxford (Begbroke)
+44 1865 283715
hazel.assender@materials.ox.ac.uk


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Heuréka!
"Heuréka!" is the Post-deadline Recent Developments session providing authors an opportunity to present their late breaking results, disclosures, technological developments, and applications that would not be otherwise possible (e.g., due to patenting procedures, specific strategy reasons, etc.). The Heuréka! Committee stimulates dissemination of this new knowledge to promote new developments in vacuum deposition technology.

Ladislav Bárdos, Co-Chair
Uppsala University
46/184 7130 34
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Hana Baránková, Co-Chair
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

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Protective, Tribological and Decorative Coating TAC
The Protective, Tribological & Decorative Coating TAC promotes the dissemination of information on the latest advances in tribological, corrosion resistant, and decorative coatings. Tribological coatings play critical roles in increasing the durability and improving the performance of tools and components by reducing wear and decreasing friction. New decorative coatings can play an essential role in enhancing the appearance of components.  Often manufacturers take advantage of both improved durability and enhanced appearance provided by vacuum-deposited films in order to differentiate their products in the marketplace.

Dave Doerwald, Chair
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating BV, The Netherlands
31/77 355 97 77
ddoerwald@hauzer.nl

Roel Tietema, Assistant Chair
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating BV, The Netherlands
31/77 3559 774
rtietema@hauzer.nl

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Assistant Chair
Polytechnique Montreal
514/340-5747
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

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Optical Coating TAC
This TAC coordinates the technical program of the Optical Coating sessions at the TechCon while focusing on the advances in the area of optical films and coatings for new and novel applications in optics, optoelectronics, and photonics, and in the fields of telecommunication, displays, optical data processing, biomedicine, sensors, energy control, automobile, aerospace, architecture, and others. The Committee focuses on the latest developments in optical film systems and devices, optical coating materials, film fabrication techniques, optical film metrology, and process control and monitoring. Business aspects, experimental designs, industrial scaleup, and equipment concepts are considered very important topics also.

Ulrike Schulz, Co-Chair
Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (IOF)
49/3641 807 344
ulrike.schulz@iof.fraunhofer.de

James N. Hilfiker, Co-Chair
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
402/477-7501
jhilfiker@jawoollam.com

Robert Sargent, Co-Chair
Viavi Solutions Inc.
707/525-7865
Email: robert.sargent@viavisolutions.com

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Large Area Coating TAC
The Large Area Coating TAC focuses in two areas. The first area is to provide informative, leading-edge presentations (oral or poster) for the annual SVC Technical Conference. The second focus is to serve as a source of advice in our areas of expertise to the community of SVC members. As the name suggests, the Large Area Coating TAC specializes in subject matter having to do with coatings, processes, materials, equipment, products, and technology involving coating large substrates (currently up to 3.21 x 6 meters in area) typically using in-line (air-to-air) physical and chemical vapor deposition systems.

Brent Boyce, Chair
Guardian Industries Corp.
734/654-4709
E-mail: bboyce@guardian.com

Michael Andreasen, Assistant Chair
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
E-mail: michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Ken Nauman, Assistant Chair
VON ARDENNE
49/9702146280
E-mail: Nauman.ken@vonardenne.biz

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Emerging Technologies TAC
The Emerging Technologies Technical Advisory Committee promotes new trends and approaches in surface processing and coating. It covers new developments in technology, method design, equipment, and innovative manufacturing processes. The members of the Emerging Technologies TAC represent various areas of coating technology, and they come from industry, applied research, and academia.

Manuela Junghähnel, Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP
49/351 2568 128
manuela.junghaehnel@fep.fraunhofer.de

Clark Bright, Assistant Chair
Bright Thin Film Solutions (3M Retired)
520/204-7245
brightcrewllc@gmail.com

Chris H. Stoessel, Assistant Chair
Eastman Chemical Company
650/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Jacob Bertrand, Assistant Chair
Eccrine Systems, Inc.
951/415-4924
jbertrand@eccrinesystems.com

Frank Papa, Assistant Chair
Gencoa Ltd.
530/601-8860
frank@gencoa.com

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Plasma Processing TAC
Plasma physics and plasma surface chemistry comprise the fundamental underpinnings of many dry coating process technologies abundant in the thin film industry. Sputter deposition, ion plating, reactive ion etching, and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition owe their place in the commercial and production world to the research and engineering efforts of the technical community. The SVC’s Plasma Processing Technical Advisory Committee’s ongoing mission is to intellectually broaden our horizons, continue our education, and challenge our current scientific paradigms by exposing ourselves to the most current science and engineering results through invited and contributed TechCon speakers from industrial, academic, and government laboratories.

Lenka Zajickova, Chair
Masaryk University
42/054 949 8217
lenkaz@physics.muni.cz

Scott Walton, Assistant Chair
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
202/767-7531
scott.walton@nrl.navy.mil


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High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) TAC
HIPIMS is a very high rate sputtering process that utilizes very high power densities of short duration and fast pulsing to make coatings. A high degree of ionization and high rate of molecular gas disassociation results in highly densified coatings. A significant number of lab-scale processes exist. Recently, HIPIMS has moved from lab scale to industry resulting in commercially available equipment and processes. HIPIMS coated products are appearing on the market. Both the fundamental understanding and application oriented development are essential for exploiting the full potential of this technology. This field includes fundamental research on plasma, discharge, and coatings. Also, simulation and modeling of HIPIMS is of interest to our group. Included is work on new plasma sources and processes to deposit coatings. Developments in pulse generators and process and plasma diagnostics are included. Applications of HIPIMS include tribological, optical and medical coatings.

Arutiun P. Ehiasarian, Chair
Sheffield Hallam University
44/114 225 3646
a.ehiasarian@shu.ac.uk

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Assistant Chair
Polytechnique Montreal
514/340-5747
jsapieha@polymtl.ca

Ju-Liang He, Assistant Chair
Feng Chia University, Taiwan
886/4245 172 50
jlhe@fcu.edu.tw

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Coatings and Processes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
The Coatings and Processes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications TAC traditionally covers advances in vacuum coating technologies within the fields of biomedical and environmental applications. This may include but is not limited to: sensors, antimicrobial coatings, catalysts for gas cleaning, emission control, treatment of liquids, coatings for implants, biofunctionalization, surface treatment of agricultural products and environment friendly decommissioning of dangerous substances from surfaces.

Hana Baránková, Chair
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

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Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes

Coatings for Energy covers four major areas of technology for the collection, manipulation and storage of energy. The areas are: (1) energy efficient coatings (2) solar energy conversion, (3) energy harvesting, (4) energy storage. Energy efficient coatings cover low-e and smart windows by use of electrochromics, thermochromics and photochromic materials. This category also includes self-cleaning catalytic coatings, hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings. Selective radiators for radiative cooling are another important topic. Under solar conversion are photovoltaics, including both thin film and wafer based solar cells. Photovoltaics are very interesting for mobile power all the way up to large-scale grid connected power. Efficiency, performance and lifetime are the biggest issues. Advances are being made in perovskite and bifacial heterojunction solar cells. This area includes organic, flexible solar cells and thermophotovoltaic cells. Also, in this category are high performance solar coatings and high temperature thermal selective absorbers. Fuel cells are an additional topic which is growing in importance. Making more durable membranes and metallic bipolar plates using protective coatings will increase the lifetime of a fuel cell at lower costs. Energy harvesting includes RF energy conversion, piezoelectrics and kinetic harvesting of energy. Energy storage covers thin film batteries, coatings for battery systems, flexible and conformal batteries and super capacitors. Thin film batteries are being proposed for wearable applications, but the weight, charge capacity, cyclic life and stability need to be acceptable. The movement toward more electric and hybrid vehicles is driving battery research forward. Furthermore, our group welcomes business topics dealing with market assessment, advanced manufacturing and integration of energy products into wearable and mobile products.

Volker Sittinger, Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
49/531-215-5512
volker.sittinger@ist.fraunhofer.de

Carl M. Lampert, Past Chair
Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

Michael Andreasen, Assistant Chair
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Wolfgang Diehl, Assistant Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired)
49/531 2155 515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Ric Shimshock, Assistant Chair
MLD Technologies LLC
650/938-3705
rshimshock@mldtech.com

Claes G. Granqvist, Assistant Chair
Uppsala University
claes-goran granqvist@angstrom.uu.se

David Sanchez, Assistant Chair
Materion Advanced Chemicals
954/261-2120
david.sanchez@materion.com

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