Professor Sam Zhang, President, Thin Films Society; Series Editor, CRC Materials Book
Principal Editor, JMR; Founding Editor-in-Chief, NNL (2008-2015)

Invited Conference Presentations

[This list has been modified the 12 December 2017. There are 63 invited local and international conference presentations. Please contact Dr. Sam Zhang should you need assistance. Thank you for stopping by.]

GF Han, Zhang, S.*, Towards High Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells, Korean Society of Precision Engineering Conference ,Ramada Plaza Jeju, Jeju Island, South Korea, 17-19 May, 2017

Zhang, S., Towards high efficiency thin film solar cells, NTU- Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Joint Symposium on Thin Films NTU-IISc Joint Symposium on Thin Films ,Bangalore, 17 to 19 April, 2017

Han., G., Zhang., S.*, (invited plenary keynote) Towards high efficiency solar cells, TACT 2017 International Thin Films Conference http://tact2017.conf.tw/ for ,Taiwan, 15-18 October, 2017

Zhang, S., , Thin Films and Coatings for Industry organized by Shenzhen Vacuum Society ,Shenzhen, China, 27 Feb-1 Mar, 2016

Qiu, Y., Zhang, S.*, (invited plenary keynote) Hard yet Lubricious Coatings, The 9th International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications (TEPA2016) ,Shanghai, China, 26th-29th November, 2016

Zhang., S., , The 9th International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications (TEPA2016) ,Shanghai, China, 26-29 November, 2016

Zhang., S., , Thin Films Workshop : "International joint laboratory on Photonoics" organized by Shandong University ,Jinan, China, 26–28 September, 2016

Qiu, Y., Zhang, S.*, (invited plenary keynote) Hard yet Lubricious Coatings, 7th International Conference on Surface Engineering ,Chengdu, China, 22-25 October, 2016

Zhang., S., Towards high efficiency thin film solar cells, ,Beijing China, 31 July - 4 August, 2015

Zhang., S., Growth of Silicon Nanowires, The 1st International Conference on Microstructure and Property of Materials (MPM-1) & The 8th K.H. Kuo Summer School of Electron Microscopy and Crystallography ,Hangzhou, China, 26-30 May, 2015

Zhang, S., Advances in Solar Cells, The 1st Sino-Singapore Symposium on Materials Environmental Behavior & Surface Technology ,Tianjin, China, 25-27 December, 2015

Zhang., S., (Invited Keynote) Transparent Solar Cells for Windows, Special Materials Educational Seminar to 300 Polish High School Students ,Kolobrzeg, Poland, 19 Noverber, 2015

Sam Zhang*1 & Lidong Sun2, Engineering the Nanostructured Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Quantum Dot Solar Cells, The 3rd Thin Films Workshop 2015 cum Thin Films Technology Conference ,Dayeh Univ., Taiwan, 15-20 Jul, 2015

Sam Zhang*1 & Lidong Sun2, Engineering the Nanostructured Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Quantum Dot Solar Cells, 2015 EMN Qingdao Meeting ,Qingdao, China, 14-17 June, 2015

Zhang., S., Towards high efficiency thin film solar cells, EMNQuantum Meeting at Beijing China (April 14-17) ,Beijing, China, 14-17 April, 2015

Zhang., S., Towards high efficiency thin film solar cells, 2015 Thin Films Workshop ,Seoul, Korea, 10-11 December, 2015

Zhang., S., (Invited Plenary Keynote) Towards Hard yet Tough Ceramic Coatings, 9th Symposium on Vacuum based Science and Technology ,Kolobrzeg, Poland, 17-19 November, 2015

Zhang, S., Growth of Silicon Nanowires, the 7th Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference of Asia and Australia (VASSCAA-7) ,Taiwan, 5-9 October, 2014

Zhang, S., (invited) Growth of Silicon Nanowires, One dimensional materials towards a new dimension of nanotechnology ,Penang, Malaysia, 28-30 October, 2014

Zhang, S., (invited keynote), The 3rd Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE2014) www.cmseconf.org ,Shanghai, China, 20-22 October, 2014

Zhang, S., (Invited Keynote) Towards Hard yet Tough Ceramic Coatings, TACT Annual Meeting ,Miaoli, Taiwan, 15-19 October, 2014

, , The 1st Thin Films Workshop 2011 ,Sanya, China, July, 2013

Zhang, S., (Invited Keynote) Rethinking of Si nanowire’s growth mechanism, TACT 2013 ,Taiwan, 3 October, 2013

, , The 2nd Thin Films Workshop 2013 ,Chongqing, China, 13th July, 2013

Sam Zhang, et al, (Plenary Keynote)Hard yet tough nanocompostie coatings, International Conference on Enabling Science and Nanotechnology (ESciNano 2012) ,Johor Bahru, Jan 5-7, 2012

Sam Zhang, (penary keynote) Hard yet tough ceramic coatings: not a dream any more, The 8th cross-strait seminar on thin films technlogy & 9th China Surface Engineering Congress ,Ningbo, China, 28-31 October, 2012

Sam Zhang, (plenary Keynote) fracture toughness measurement of ceramic coatings, World Conference on Engineering Technology ,Beijing Tiantan Hotel, 26-28 October, 2012

Sam Zhang & Zhang Xiaomin, (invited) Fracture toughness measurement of ceramic thin films, ICCE-20 int'l conference on composites and nanoengineering ,Beijing, China, 22-28 July, 2012

Xiaomin Zhang, Sam Zhang*, (Keynote)A microbridge method in tensile testing of substrate for fracture toughness of thin films, The 2011 International Conference of Material and Manufacturing (ICMM 2011) ,Jinzhou, China, 7-9 September, 2011

Sam Zhang, Xiaomin Zhang, (Invited) Tensile testing of substrate for fracture toughness of thin films, AVS 58th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition ,Nashville, Tennessee, 30 Oct -4 Nov, 2011

Shang Lei, Sam Zhang*, (Invited) Precise control of release rate for protein therapeutic agents, PepCon-2011: New Leaders in Protein and Peptide Science ,Beijing China, 23-25 March, 2011

Sam Zhang, Xiaomin Zhang, (Plenary Keynote)Toughness measurement for thin films and coatings, International Thin Films Conference ,Kenting, Taiwan, 20-23 November, 2011

Sam Zhang, Xiaomin Zhang, (Invited)New developments of toughness measurements for ceramic films and coatings, CIMTEC 2010: Symposium G “Ceramic Thin Films and Coatings for Protective,Tribological and Multifunctional Applications” of the International Ceramics Congress ,Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 6-11, 2010

Sam Zhang, Lidong Sun, (Plenary Keynote)Double-sided anodic nanotube arrays for parallel configuration Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Symposium of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Environment ,Hefei, 24-27 August, 2010

Sam Zhang,Lidong Sun, et al., (Invited) Titania nanotube arrays in dye-sensitized solar cells, Second World Materials Summit on Advanced Materials in Energy Applications and Sustainable Society Development ,Suzhou, China, October 12-15, 2009

Sam Zhang, Xiaomin Zhang, (Plenary Keynote)Toughness Evaluation of Ceramic Thin Films and Coatings, TACT 2009 International Thin Films Conference ,Taipei, December 14-16, 2009

Wali Zhang, Sam Zhang*, Ming Yang#, Tupei Chen#, (Invited) MAGNETRON SPUTTERED SI NANOCRYSTALS EMBEDDED IN AMORPHOUS SIO2 FILMS FOR LIGHT EMISION APPLICATION, 19th International Conference on Ion-Surface Interactions ISI-2009 ,Zvenigorod near Moscow, August 21-25, 2009

Wang Huili, Sam Zhang*, (Invited) Tribological behavior of nanocrystalline titanium carbide/carbon nanotube:amorphous carbon nanocomposite coatings, The 5th International Conference on Flow Dynamics ,Sendai, Japan, November 17-19, 2008

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Carbon nanotube toughening of superhard nanocomposite coatings, India Council of Science for Idustrial Research (CSIR) Theme Meeting on Nanomaterials ,Jameshedpur, India, March 26-29, 2008

Sam Zhang & Wang Huili, (Invited) Carbon nanotube toughened diamond-like carbon nanocomposite coatings, The 5th International Conference on Flow Dynamics ,Sendai, Japan, 17-19 November, 2008

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Carbon nanotube toughening of superhard nanocomposite coatings, ASPT08:The 1st International Symposium on Advanced Synthesis and Processing Technology for Materials ,Wuhan, China, 14-17 November, 2008

Sam Zhang, (Plenary Speaker) Toughness Measurement of Ceramic Thin Films, 2008 APEC Nanoscale Measurement Technology Forum ,Tainan, Taiwan, 1-3 OCTOBER, 2008

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Roads to High Toughness Films and CNT Toughening of Ceramic Coatings, nanoSMat2007: The 2nd International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials ,Hotel Pestana Alvor Praia, Algarve, Portugal, 9-11 July, 2007

Sam Zhang, (Plenary Keynote) Nanotechnology today, Dalian Nationality University Seminar ,Dalian, China, 21-23 May, 2007

Sam Zhang and Wali Zhang, (Plenary Keynote) Light emission from nanocomposite thin films composed of nanocrystals imbedded in amorphous matrix, International Seminar on Energy and Optoelectronic Thin Films ,Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-22 December, 2007

Sam Zhang, (Plenary Keynote) Silicon nanocrystals-based light-emitting devices, The 2007 Energy and Optoelectronic Thin Film Technology Symposium organized by the Taiwan Association for Thin Film and Coating Technology ,Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-22 December, 2007

Sam Zhang, (Plenary Keynote) Status of the development of nanocomposite thin films, MPA-2007: International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Nanotechnology ,Belfast, Ireland, 15 January, 2007

Sam Zhang, Wang Huili, Ong Soon Eng, (Plenary Keynote) Hard Yet Tough Nanocomposite Coatings - Present Status and Future Trend, Tenth International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering ,Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 11-15 September, 2006

Soon-Eng Ong, Sam Zhang*, Hejun Du, Gladys Tan, (Invited)Temperature Effect on Bonding Structures of Amorphous Carbon Containing Silicon, SMAC 2006: The Sixth "Specialist Meeting on Amorphous Carbon" ,Heraclion, Crete, Greece, 10-13 September, 2006

Sam Zhang, Zeng Xianting, Wang Yongshenga, Cheng Kui, Weng Wenjian, (Invited) Adhesion strength of sol-gel derived fluoridated hydroxyapatite coatings, EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY Spring Meeting: Symposium K: Protective Coatings and Thin Films - 05 ,Strasbourg, France, May 31 - June 3, 2005

Sam Zhang, Bui Xuan Lam, (Invited) Towards high adhesion and tough DLC-based nanocomposite coatings, International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials ,University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL, 7-9 September, 2005

Sam Zhang, Bui Xuan Lam, (Invited) Tribological performance of diamond-like carbon and diamond-like carbon nanocomposite coatings, International Surface Engineering Congress and Exhibition ,Radisson Riverfront Hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1-3 August, 2005

Sam Zhang, Xianting Zeng, (Invited) Nanocomposite thin films to meet the challenge for high hardness together with high toughness, International Conference on Advanced Materials Development and Performance 2005 (AMDP 05) ,Auckland, New Zealand, 11-13th July, 2005

Sam Zhang, Xuan Lam Bui and Deen Sun, (Invited Keynote) Superhard and tough nanocomposite thin films for engineering application, Functional Hard Coatings: ASEVA SUMMER SCHOOL FOR VACUUM AND APPLICATIONS 2004 ,Avila, SPAIN, 4-8 July, 2004

Sam Zhang, Xuan Lam Bui, (Invited) Magnetron sputtered carbon and carbon-based nanocomposite coatings of high hardness and low residual stress: A review, The 4th International CERAMICS Conference (Austceram 2004) ,Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 November--1 December, 2004

Sam Zhang , Xuan Lam Bui, Xianting Zeng, Xiaomin Li, (Invited) Adhesion and tribological properties of amorphous carbon and carbon-based nanocomposite coatings, EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY Spring Meeting, Symposium J:"Synthesis, Characterisation and Advanced Applications of Amorphous Carbon Films" ,Strasbourg, France, 24-28 May, 2004

Sam Zhang, Bui Xuan Lam, (Invited) Tribological behaviors of diamond-like carbon and carbon-based protective coatings in dry and fluid-lubricated conditions, The First International Conference on Flow Dynamics, Japan 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program ,Sendai, Japan, 11-12 November, 2004

Sam Zhang, Xuan Lam Bui, Deen Sun, Yong Qing Fu, Hejun Du, (Invited Keynote) Megnetron sputtered nanocomposite Thin Films: The quest for hardness together with toughness, 2nd MP3: 2nd International Conference on Materials Processing for Properties and Performance ,Yokohama, Japan, 8th - 13th October, 2003

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Adhesion improvement of magnetron sputtered amorphous carbon on cemented carbide, ADHESION ASPECTS OF THIN FILMS (INCLUDING ADHESION MEASUREMENT AND METALLIZED PLASTICS) ,Grosvenor Resort Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA, 15-17 December, 2003

Sam Zhang, Deen Sun and Yongqing Fu, (Invited) Overview: Advances in magnetron sputtered nanocomposite coating, International Symposium of Advanced Materials organized by China Academy of Sciences ,Shenyang, China, 26-28 May, 2002

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Characterization of nano composite thin films, The 9th Annual Conference of the Institute of Materials (East Asia) ,Singapore Marriot Hotel, 23rd March, 2001

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Advances in Surface Analysis and Coating Characterization, MTA 2001 ,Singapore EXPO, 23-25 May, 2001

Sam Zhang, (Invited) Amorphous carbon deposited by magnetron sputtering, School of Applied Science Materials Engineering Seminar Series ,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 18 September, 1998

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