68th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 19 - 22, 2025

Education Program • May 17 - 22 | Technology Exhibit • May 20 - 21

Coatings for Energy Conversion and Related Processes

This session provides a comprehensive forum for experts and researchers to discuss the latest developments and technologies in the field of energy conversion coatings. These talks cover a wide area of applications, however with a core focus on energy conversion, storage, and management. This session brings industry, research, and academics together in order to facilitate the transfer of technology and share new and upcoming ideas and technologies for the improvement of sustainable living.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) welcomes papers in the following areas:

Solar and Ambient Light Energy Conversion

  • Thin-film and thin wafer as well as perovskite silicon tandem photovoltaics for space and terrestrial applications
  • Organic flexible photovoltaics (OPV)
  • Semi-transparent photovoltaics
  • Coatings for improved performance

Energy Harvesting

  • RF harvesting
  • Piezoelectrics
  • Kinetic harvesting through body

Energy Storage

  • Thin flexible batteries
  • Flow batteries
  • Powder surface treatment (PVD, CVD, ALD) for Li-ion, Na, solid-state batteries (or other types)
  • Super capacitors
  • Coatings for improved stability, Graphene, and carbon nanotubes
  • Protective coatings, e.g., for the prevention of hydrogen embrittlement

Efficient Functional Coatings

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

Other traditional subjects will be considered including:

  • Smart windows
  • Selective radiators
  • Fuel cells and electrolyzers (low temperature, high temperature, advanced types)
  • Large-scale energy conversion and storage

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