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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
ASM International
9639 Kinsman Road
Materials Park, OH 44073-0002 USA
Phone: 505/856-7188
E-mail: svcinfo@svc.org


Click or scroll for more information on each committee

Board of Directors   Technical Program Committee
Executive Committee   Technical Advisory Committees (TAC)
Strategic Planning Committee         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 (2015-2017)
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
Adriana Creatore, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (2014-2017)
31/402 474 223
m.creatore@tue.nl

Director
David Christie, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (2014-2017)
970/407-6701
dave.christie@aei.com

Director
Robert Sargent, Viavi Solutions (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. (2014-2017)
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

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

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.

Gary Vergason
President
Vergason Technologies, Inc.
607/589-4429
gvergason@vergason.com

Wolfgang Diehl
Past President
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired), Germany

Chris Stoessel
Vice President

Eastman Chemical Company

Hana Baránková
Secretary
Uppsala University, Sweden

Michael Andreasen
Treasurer
Vacuum Edge

Ralf Bandorf
Program Chair
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany

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Strategic Planning Committee
The SVC Strategic Planning Committee is charged with considering items of a long-term nature to enhance the Society and the benefits given to members. It works closely with the TAC Strategic Committee and other committees of the Society in reporting to the Board of Directors suggestions for the long-term direction of the Society.

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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
Vacuum Edge

Gary Vergason
Vergason Technology Inc.

Chris Stoessel
Eastman Chemical Company

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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.

S. Ismat Shah, Chair (2004)
University of Delaware
302/831-1618
ismat@udel.edu

Hana Baránková
Uppsala University

Clark Bright
Bright Thin Film Solutions (3M Retired)

David A. Glocker
Isoflux Incorporated

Robert Langley
Oak Ridge Scientific Consultants

H. Angus Macleod
Thin Film Center, Inc.

Scott Walton
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Ladislav Bardos
Uppsala University

Carl Lampert
Star Science

Donald Mattox
Management Plus, Inc.

David Christie
Advanced Energy Industries

Allan Matthews
The University of Sheffield

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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.

Roel Tietema, Co-Chair (2013)
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., The Netherlands
31/773 559 741
rtietema@hauzer.nl

Cathi Baker, Co-Chair (2014)
Advanced Energy Industries
970/407-6498
cathi.baker@aei.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 (2016)
Acuity Consulting & Training
Email: acuityct@hotmail.com

Clark Bright, Past Chair, Bright Thin Film Solutions (3M retired)

Ladislav Bardos, Member, Uppsala University, Sweden

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Member, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada

Traci Langevin, Member, Soleras Advanced Coatings

Frank Zimone, Member, JENOPTIK Defense, Inc.


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Finance Committee

Michael Andreasen, Chair (2005)
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Edward J. Wegener
Heraeus Materials Technology LLC

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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 (2003)
Heraeus Materials Technology LLC
480/403-5223
ed.wegener@heraeus.com

Michael Andreasen
Vacuum Edge

Clark Bright
Bright Thin Film Solutions (3M Retired)

Paolo Raugei
Galileo Vacuum Systems, Inc.

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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 Baránková, Chair (2013)
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha
École Polytechnique de Montréal

James N. Hilfiker
J.A. Woolam Co. Inc.
Representing the SVC Foundation

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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 (2005)
MLD Technologies LLC
650/938-3705
rshimshock@mldtech.com

Wolfgang Diehl, Co-Chair (2008)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired)
49/531 2155 515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Ladislav Bardos, Co Chair (2014)
Uppsala University
46/184-713-034
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Hana Baránková
Uppsala University

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International Task Group

Members:

Allan Matthews
The University of Sheffield
44/114 222 5466
A.Matthews@sheffield.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

International Advisory Committee

AUSTRALIA
Dr. Phil J. Martin, Csiro Materials Science & Engineering

BRAZIL
Prof. Jose Daniel Biasoli de Mello, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia

CHINA
Prof. Xing-Fang Hu, Shanghai Institute Of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

INDIA
Prof. Dr. A. Subrahmanyam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

ISRAEL
Prof. Ray Boxman, Tel Aviv University

JAPAN
Prof. Kunihide Tachibana, Osaka Electro-Communication University

KOREA
Prof. Jeon G. Han, Sung Kyun Kwan University

POLAND
Prof. Dr. Witold Gulbinski, DSc., Koszalin University of Technology

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Prof. Yurij Anatolievich Lebedev, Russian Academy of Sciences

TAIWAN
Prof. Ju-Liang He, Feng Chia University

TURKEY
Prof. Dr. Sener Oktik, Sisecam

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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
Maxima Sciences LLC
859/474-2606
jacob@max-sci.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 (2014)
Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

Hana Barankova
Uppsala University, Sweden

Brent Boyce
Guardian Industries Corp.

Donald Mattox
Management Plus, Inc.

Robert Sargent
Viavi Solutions

Chris Stoessel
Eastman Chemical Company

Scott Walton
US Naval Research Laboratory

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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 (2017-2018)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
650/798-1242
ralf.bandorf@ist.fraunhofer.de

Chris Stoessel, Past Program Chair (2017-2018)
Eastman Chemical Company
650/798-1242
stoessel@attglobal.net

Manuela Junghähnel, Assistant Program Chair (2017-2018)
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 technologies. The committee is loosely divided in the area of applications into two sub-groups: one focused on flexible displays and the other on packaging/industrial issues. These two types of applications frequently share common ground in the drive toward higher barrier requirements in both fields. The Committee is multinational, with great participation from Europe. This Committee is now particularly focused to encourage more involvement from members in Japan and Southeast Asia.

John Fahlteich, Chair (2017)
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


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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 (2003)
Uppsala University
46/184 7130 34
ladislav.bardos@angstrom.uu.se

Hana Baránková, Co-Chair (2003)
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, wear-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 (2017)
Hauzer Techno Coating BV, The Netherlands
31/77 355 97 77
ddoerwald@hauzer.nl

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

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Assistant Chair
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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 (2007)
Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (IOF)
49/3641 807 344
ulrike.schulz@iof.fraunhofer.de

James N. Hilfiker, Co-Chair (2007)
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
402/477-7501
jhilfiker@jawoollam.com

Robert Sargent, Co-Chair (2013)
Viavi Solutions
202/525-7865
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.

Michael Andreasen, Chair (2001)
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Harald Hagenstroem (2014)
VON ARDENNE
49/351 263 7382
hagenstroem.harald@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 (2017)
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
brightcrew@aol.com

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

Jacob Bertrand, Assistant Chair
Maxima Sciences LLC
859/474-2606
jacob@max-sci.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 (2015)
Masaryk University
42/054 949 8217
lenkaz@physics.muni.cz

Adriana Creatore, Assistant Chair (2008)
Eindhoven University of Technology
31/402 474 223
m.creatore@tue.nl

Scott Walton, Assistant Chair (2002)
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
202/767-7531
scott.walton@nrl.navy.mil


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High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) TAC

Arutiun P. Ehiasarian, Chair (2005)
Sheffield Hallam University
44/114 225 3646
a.ehiasarian@shu.ac.uk

Jolanta Klemberg-Sapieha, Assistant Chair
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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 (2014)
Uppsala University
46/184 713 118
hana.barankova@angstrom.uu.se

David Glocker, Assistant Chair
Isoflux Incorporated
585/641-0641
dglocker@isofluxinc.com

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Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes

Carl M. Lampert, Chair (2008)
Star Science
707/794-0333
cmlstar@sonic.net

Michael Andreasen, Assistant Chair (2008)
Vacuum Edge
707/365-7433
michael.andreasen@vacuumedge.com

Wolfgang Diehl, Assistant Chair (2011)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST (retired)
49/531 2155 515
wolfgang_diehl@t-online.de

Ric Shimshock, Assistant Chair (2008)
MLD Technologies LLC
650/938-3705
rshimshock@mldtech.com

David Sanchez, Assistant Chair (2010)
Materion Advanced Chemicals
954/261-2120
david.sanchez@materion.com

Volker Sittinger, Assitant Chair (2013)
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
49/531-215-5512
volker.sittinger@ist.fraunhofer.de

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