Electrophoretic Deposition VII: Fundamental and Applications

An ECI Conference Series

November 8-13, 2020
LaFonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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About This Conference

This conference follows from the success of the first six International Conferences on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications, organized under sponsorship of the UEF in August 2002 (Canada) and ECI in June 2005 (Italy), October 2008 (Japan), October 2011 (Mexico), October 2014 (Austria) and October 2017 (Korea). The goal is to bring together experts working in the area of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) with focus mainly on its application as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and new materials and composites.

Electrophoretic deposition exploits an electric surface charge on particles in suspension, which migrate in the presence of an appropriate electric field enabling the consolidation of particles into films onto any shaped substrate or forming bulk ceramic components. For its successful application, a basic understanding of the colloidal stability, the deposition kinetics, and the constrained drying and sintering issues of the deposit is necessary.

The conference will cover fundamentals and applications of electrophoretically deposited thick and thin films in several areas such as protective coatings, biomedicine, manufacturing of electro/photoactive, electro-mechanic, sensors and optical devices.

Topics will include the fabrication of tailored coatings, films and multilayer structures with new functionalities in:

  • Transportation and Communication
  • Energy Conversion and Storage,
  • Healthcare and Clean Technologies

Contributions that address the in-situ characterization of particle surface modification in liquid media, rheology, deposition ordering and kinetics will be considered, and papers, which discuss mechanistic aspects of co-deposition, will be particularly welcome. In addition, new areas of applications of EPD are the low-cost fabrication of composite materials, including fiber-reinforced ceramics, nanocomposites, composite laminates and functional gradient materials.

Moreover, progress has been reported on the development of EPD as an additive manufacturing technique because it allows processing of customized products with a precise placement of materials in three dimensions, in a layer-by-layer fabrication computer assisted system. EPD is also being considered as an important tool in the area of nanotechnology as it enables the production of miniaturized components of industrial shapes and dimensions from nanoscale elements such as nanoparticles, nanotubes or nanorods. In addition, EPD is also an important processing tool for innovative graphene-based devices. There is also increasing interest in the use of EPD in the field of biomaterials, EPD offers also the possibility to deposit biological entities, including bacteria and cells.

Participants will report on ongoing work in several laboratories world-wide, which is focused on establishing the scientific and engineering fundamental aspects of the EPD process and its applications. Although the basics of EPD are well known and have been the subject of extensive research, there is still need for a deep, quantitative understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of EPD, in particular when 2- or 3-component suspensions are used with the aim to fabricate complex microstructures. Moreover, predictive models describing the EPD solid particle deposition rate in dependence of EPD parameters are scarce.

On the application side, it is expected that delegates from industry will focus on concrete applications of EPD, particularly on those areas of materials processing where EPD is being used with commercial success. The organizers believe that the full potential of the EPD technique for materials processing, including the fabrication of novel composite materials with complex microstructures, has not been fully exploited yet. This has been confirmed by participants at the first six conferences, including industrial participants. This is the main motivation for the organization of this seventh international event. The purpose is to maintain a continuing international conference series (with conferences organized every three years), which is the only international conference activity dealing specifically with EPD. The seventh conference will constitute a unique, timely forum for the discussion of EPD relevant issues among experts active in research and development in this area. It is expected that the success of the first six conferences and the publicity generated by the publication of the conference proceedings and related journal special issues will lead to a larger number of participants to the seventh conference. We also plan to engage industrial participants by organizing a special focus session on industrial applications of EPD.

Session topics

The program of the conference will follow a similar format to those of the previous five conferences held in this series. Although some modifications may become necessary, the typical program will include sessions on:

  • Modelling and Fundamentals (theory) of EPD
  • Novel experimental setups for EPD
  • Substrate surface treatments and coatings by EPD
  • Traditional applications of EPD with ceramics, metals and polymers
  • Colloidal chemistry knowledge in EPD
  • Microstructure design tools applied to EPD
  • EPD integrated manufacturing technologies (session focusing on industrial applications)
  • EPD as nanotechnology
  • EPD in additive manufacturing
  • EPD for corrosion or oxidation protective coatings
  • EPD in biofunctionalization of surfaces
  • EPD for biomaterials and electrobiofabrication
  • EPD in energy storage and generation devices
  • EPD in MEMS and sensors
  • EPD in optoeletronic and magnetic devices

Format

The conference will be held according to the typical format of ECI. It will be held for 4.5 days, beginning on the Sunday evening and continuing until the following Friday afternoon. Morning and afternoon/evening sessions will be scheduled to provide a stimulating balance between formal presentations, small group interactions and informal discussions. Each session will have 1-2 invited keynote lectures, followed by several shorter presentations. In addition we plan also a rapid firing presentations session for young researchers (PhD students). There will be prizes, as follows, first and second best posters, first and second first presentation of a PhD student. The conference banquet is scheduled for Wednesday evening, so that all participants will attend. Attendance at the conference will be limited to 80-100 participants to encourage maximum interaction. All participants will stay at the

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Keynote Speakers (confirmed)

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Dr. Erika Bustos Bustos, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica, S. C., Mexico
Dr. Guido Falk, University of Saarland, Germany
Prof. Gregory F. Payne, University of Maryland, USA
Prof. Richard Robinson, Cornell University, USA
Prof. Kevin M. Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
Prof. Federico Smeacetto, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
Prof. Igor Zhitomirsky, McMaster University, Canada

Conference Organization

Conference Chair:

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, GermanyTel.: 49 9131 8528601, Email: aldo.boccaccini@ww.uni-erlangen.de

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Begoña Ferrari, Institute for Ceramic and Glass, Spanish Research Council, Madrid, Spain  Email: bferrari@icv.csic.es

Dr. Andrew Pascall, Center for Engineered Materials and Manufacturing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA pascall1@llnl.gov

Dr. Tetsuo Uchikoshi, National Institute for Materials Science. Tsukuba, Japan  Email: UCHIKOSHI.Tetsuo@nims.go.jp

Conference Venue

Santa Fe, New Mexico:  Santa Fe is a world-renowned travel destination with an17BA Hotel Photo of Dancers unparalleled richness of history, heritage, arts and culture.  Founded around 1608 it is the oldest state capital in the United States, and sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains.  Santa Fe boasts a rich mix of culture, art and history as well as an average of 300 days of sunshine and blue sky per year.  The Spanish engrained their culture and heritage upon the landscape and the city has proudly carried on Spanish traditions ever since.

The conference hotel (LaFonda) is the only Santa Fe hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza.  The Plaza was the central place around which Spanish officials built houses and barracks.  The Palace of the Governors, constructed soon after the Plaza was established, still stands on the Plaza’s north size, and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.

As a major tourist destination Santa Fe offers a diverse array of activities.  16AI Santa Fe imagesIt is particularly known for its museums and art galleries, variety of restaurants, cultural activities and outdoor activities.  Among the museums are the Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico History Museum, Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Palace of the Governors (featuring a long colonnade used by local Pueblo Indians to sell handmade jewelry and wares, and hosts a museum filled with artifacts from Santa Fe’s early history, including weapons and armor from the original conquistadors), and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

Sante Fe is a city of art and artists, featuring more than 200 art galleries within a two-mile radius and multiple world-class museums such as the Georgia O’Keefe MuseumNew Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.  A stroll down the world-famous Canyon Road, with its restaurants, galleries and workshops, yields the full spectrum of work, from modern to tribal, paintings to sculptures, and everything in between.

Nowhere is Santa Fe’s Spanish influence more visible than the red-hued adobe walls of San Miguel Mission, built between 1610 and 1626.  The church, which is the oldest in the United States, has all of the hallmarks of the original Spanish settlement: richly adorned vigas, thick adobe walls and deeply religious iconography, including a wooden statue of St. Michael that dates to 1709.  Surrounding the mission is the Barrio De Analeo Historic District, with several homes dating back to the same period.

The city’s tight Colonial layout, centered on The Plaza, is extremely walkable, making attractions accessible to all.

For more information, please visit the official Santa Fe Convention and Visitors web site.

Nearby are additional attractions of interest, including:

  • The Bandelier National Monument provides the opportunity to see cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and other Native American artifacts and structures.
  • The town of Los Alamos is home of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Bradbury Science Museum which is operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • NY Times (January 15, 2017) “Beyond Santa Fe, A Different World
  • 16AI gallery_gift-shop-la-fonda-plaza_0LaFonda on the Plaza:  LaFonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that predates American independence.  City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town’s first inn, established when the city was founded by Spaniads in 1607, making the property the oldest hotel corner in America. LaFonda’s history can be traced back 400 years.  In 1821, Captain William Becknell and his party found their way to the LaFonda during the maiden commercial route across the plains from Missouri, establishing the Santa Fe Trail as well as La Fonda’s reputation for hospitality.  Throughout the 19th century, La Fonda quickly became the preferred lodging option among trappers, soldiers, gold seekers, gamblers and politicians.

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Vibrant décor and authentic New Mexican architecture intermingle with amenities such as Wi-Fi, concierge services, free water, a complimentary business center and more.  There is car rental on site, a fitness center with steam rooms, an all-season heated outdoor pool 16AI hotel lobby Fonda Santa Fe imagesand hot tub, Keurig coffee makers in the rooms, robes and USB ports. The hotel boasts original artwork and hand-crafted furniture and there are several restaurants on site..

The wholly owned art collection of La Fonda on the Plaza began at the hotel’s inception, and has grown considerably over the years.  Paintings by the best Pueblo artists were acquired in the early years.  Original art work hangs in every guest room.  The book, In Every Room: A Story of the Art, highlights the artists and artwork in the hotel.

Hotel Address:  100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501

Hotel Telephone:  800-523-5002; 505-982-5511         FAX:  505-988-2952

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General Information about ECI

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The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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