XIII International Conference on Surfaces Materials and Vacuum
Virtual Conference October 19-October 23, 2020


Dear Colleagues,

The Mexican Society on Science and Technology of Surface and Materials (SMCTSM) in accordance to the wolrwide safety regulations imposed by the health agencies to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, concerned by the safety and well being of the attended to our annual meeting and, also consious of our compromise to offer a forum to the scientific community have decided that the XIII-ICSM will be turn into a virtual meeting from October 19th to October 23th 2020.


For this edition the long standing traditions of high quality invited and contributed talks along poster session will stand. The topics are the one wich have traditionally cultivated by the member of our society : Multifunctional and Magnetic Materials, Atomic Layer Deposition, Biomaterials and Polymers, Characterization and Metrology, Luminescence Phenomena: Materials and Applications, Microelectronics and MEMS, Nanostructures, Plasma and Vacuum, Renewable Energy: Materials and Devices, Semiconductors, Surfaces and Interfaces, Theory and Simulation of Materials, Thin Films, Tribology, and Science Divulgation.


The submission systems for receiving abstracts for oral or poster contributions of recent and original work will be keep open until September 1st 2020.

The SMCSTM is committed to the education of future generations of scientist, thus a significant number of students grant to attend the conference will be available. We also encourage the participation of students in the Best Master and Doctoral Thesis Awards, as well as a special award for the best conference poster.

We are happy to announce the “Francisco Mejia Lira” award to recognize and encourage outstanding research in the fields of interest to SMCTSM. The nominee must be a member of the SMCTSM community and must have accomplished outstanding theoretical research within the ten years preceding the year in which the award is made.

For more information please visit the SMCTSM website ( for updated information of this year conference. It is important to remind you that the official language of the conference is English, therefore all contributions for oral and/or poster session must be in English with the exception of the Science Divulgation Symposium which must be in Spanish due to the public that is intended for.

We would highly appreciate, if you could circulate the announcement of the XIII International Conference in Surface Materials and Vacuum (XIII-ICSMV) in your group/ institute/ university/ and notice board displays.


Best Regards

The Organizing Committee