67th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 6 - 9, 2024

Education Program • May 4 - 9 | Technology Exhibit • May 7 - 8

Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes

The Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes welcomes papers in the following areas:

Solar and Ambient Light Energy Conversion

  • Thin-film and thin wafer photovoltaics
  • Organic flexible photovoltaics (OPV)
  • Semi-transparent photovoltaics
  • Coatings for improved performance

Energy Harvesting

  • RF Harvesting
  • Piezoelectrics
  • Kenetic harvesting through body

Energy Storage

  • Thin flexible batteries
  • Conformal batteries
  • Coatings for improved stability
  • Graphene and carbon nanotubes
  • Protective coatings

Efficient Functional Coatings

  • Radiative cooling
  • Hydrophobic and hydrophilic
  • Self-cleaning catalytic coatings

Business Topics

  • Market assessment
  • Advanced manufacturing processes
  • Integration of functional coatings into wearable products

Other traditional subjects will be considered including:

  • Smart windows
  • Selective radiators
  • Fuel cells
  • Large-scale energy conversion and storage

Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes TAC Chair: Volker Sittinger, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany, volker.sittinger@ist.fraunhofer.de; Assistant TAC Chairs: Roel Bosch, IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V., Netherlands , rbosch@hauzer.nl; Ric Shimshock, MLD Technologies, LLC, ricshimshock4mld@aol.com;  David Sanchez, Materion Advanced Chemicals, david.sanchez@materion.com; Stefan Saager, Fraunhofer-FEP, stefan.saager@fep.fraunhofer.de