The world's first Thin Films Society is inaugurated on Singapore’s National Day (9 August 2009) in Singapore. The Thin Films Society is a professional society dedicated to the art and science of thin films and coatings for their myriad applications, established explicitly for the world's thin film enthusiasts - from academic researchers to industrial practitioners, and from material/equipment suppliers to product designers. This society is chartered to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of new knowledge among its membership as well as the mutual sharing of its collective distributed experience. Thin Films Society has a huge international network whereby a Vice President is carefully selected from countries or regions in Asia and beyond. These Vice Presidents have easy access and right channels to reach the thin films and coatings researchers in their respective countries or regions. As such, this international superhighway network guarantees fast and effective dissemination of thin films and coatings related information, equipment information, and testing and measurement information to the right people all over the word.
Though formally established only in 2009, Thin Films Society is also the de facto host of the highly successful and visible International Conference on the Technological Advances in Thin Films and Surface Coatings. The biannual thin films conference series started in 2002 with some 70 participants and exponentially increased to more than 300 at ThinFilms2004, 500 at ThinFilms2006 and 800 at ThinFilms2008 and ThinFilms2010. ThinFilms2010 had been held successfully in Harbin, China on 11-14 July 2010 Click to go to Thin Films Society Facebook for photosThinFilms2012 or The 6th International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings was successfully convened during 14th through 17th July, 2012 again (as in 2008) in Singapore Management University located right in the heart of Singapore. Photos from the conference are accessible at Thin Film Society's facebook.