International Workshop on Coatings And Surfaces For Biomedical Engineering at IITM

Thin film coatings and surface engineering are an integral part of many bio-medical devices. Many cardiovascular, orthopedic and other implants as well as extra-corporeal accessories require fatigue-resistant, high-strength materials coatings and bio/hemo-compatible surfaces to achieve the intended functionality. Novel concepts, technology and thinking in this field have enabled advancement in existing devices as well as development of futuristic devices.
International Workshop on Coatings and Surfaces for Bio medical engineering (IWCSB 2014) is an attempt to discuss the technological advancements, to share the ideas, disseminate the information and more importantly foster groups to pursue research in the field of in coatings & surface engineering for medical applications. Also, it is an excellent opportunity for the young researchers, academia and industry to explore this exciting field in its infancy.

Supported by
Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation, USA
Tutorial session aims to provide some basic knowledge and advanced techniques in biomedical coatings to the participants who are new to the field and wish to direct their efforts towards the frontiers of coatings and surfaces in biomedical engineering. The topics covered in the tutorial include

Theme of the workshop

  • ¬†Bioactive surfaces
  • Biofunctionalization of material surfaces
  • Biocompatible coatings for various implants
  • Coating technologies for bio-surfaces & interfaces
  • Characterization of biomedical coatings
  • Biomimetic & bio-inspired coatings
  • New trends in coating materials & processes

Some Salient features of the workshop:

  • A total of 25 or more talks including 4 plenary lectures and more than 10 invited lectures by domain experts from India and abroad.
  • 20 contributory talks by experts and young scientists and more than 40 poster presentations.
  • A perspective by medical doctors in each session

Call for Papers

Papers invited in the areas relevant to the themes of the workshop themes towards several oral and poster presentations sessions. Two-page extended abstracts are welcome for primary submission. For the format of abstract and submission, please refer the website
Partial TA/DA to young researchers will be provided subjected to the availability of funds.

Who should attend

Medical Doctors, Clinicians, Biomedical Scientists, Thin Films and Surface Engineering Community (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) both at Academia and Industry.

How to Register

Registration can be made by NEFT or through cheque/DD drawn in favour of IWCSB2014.

Limited accommodation available at IIT Guest House and Hostels. More details at

Important Dates

IWCSB 2014 – Feb16-19,2014

Abstract Submission 15th Nov 2013
Notification of Acceptance 1st Dec 2013
Early Registration Date 15th Dec 2013



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