XIII International Conference on Surfaces Materials and Vacuum
Monterrey, NL September 28-October 2, 2012

Dear Colleagues, 

The Mexican Society on Science and Technology of Surface and Materials (SMCTSM) is happy to announce the XIII International Conference in Surface Materials and Vacuum (XIII-ICSMV) to be held in Monterrey, N.L., México, from September 28th to October 2nd of 2020. 

The conference program has a long standing tradition of outstanding plenary lectures, invited talks, short courses and high quality contributed talks and poster in the following topics: 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, Science Divulgation. The submission of abstracts for oral or poster contributions of recent and original work will be opened from March 30th to June1st of 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. 

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. We also encourage companies and institutions to showcase their modern products and equipment in the conference area.

Best Regards
The Organizing Committee