Welcome to east

The European Academy of Surface Technology (east) is a non-profit organisation which represents an International Platform for Science and Technology and an Interface between Research and Application in all Areas of Surface Technology.

east objectives

east is an international non-profit organisation which solely and directly follows objectives of public utility (with respect to German tax provision).

The overall objective of east is the Europe-wide promotion of science, research, training and education in the fields of surface technology and related areas.

The objectives of east shall be realised especially by the performance of scientific events as well as the support, co-ordination and promotion of research projects.

east organisation

The basis for the accomplishment of these tasks is the European Board of east, where nearly each European State is represented by one or two members who are recognised in their country as leading specialists in surface technology. Non-European countries are represented by Associated Members. The responsibility for the realisation of activities planned, is with the Executive Board and the Office of east, which are located in Schwäbisch Gmünd at the Research Institute for Precious Metals and Metal Chemistry. east co-operates with national associations, educational and research institutions, as well as the industry of member countries. Individuals, societies, institutions and companies can become Supporting Members.

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activities

The practical realisation of the ideas and aims is achieved by Europe-wide press releases, conferences and seminars in the member countries. For realisation of projects of an European dimension in the area of education, further training and research, east closely co-operates with the institutions of the European Commission (EC). Within the scope of several European programmes east significantly contributes to the co-operation and the technology transfer between science and industry.

east news

April 2017

Prof. Dr. Pietro Luigi Cavallotti awarded the International east prize

Prof. Dr. Pietro Luigi Cavalotti awarded the International east prize

For the third time in the history of east, the International east prize has been awarded. The prize was given to Professor Pietro L. Cavallotti from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His long and brilliant career stated in 1963 and has resulted in about 400 scientific reports covering electrochemistry and surface technology. Professor Cavallotti is recognized as an excellent teacher. He has shown international leadership by coordinating European research projects, organizing international conferences, by being president of International Union for Surface Finishing (IUSF) and east, and several other organisations.

The International east prize is a prize given for exceptional scientific and technical achievements in surface technology and for having an outstanding European impact. The prize winner is elected by the European Board of east, which consists of leading European scientists in the field of surface technology. The prize is followed by 5.000 € and an electroformed golden unicorn statuette.

April 2017

Dr. Jin Zhang prize winner 2017

The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for young scientists 2017: Dr. Jin Zhang

The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for young scientists 2017 won Dr. Jin Zhang from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for young scientists

east events

The Schwäbisch Gmünd
Prize for young scientists

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east members

 

Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold

Vice President
Member of the Executive Board

Contact: richard.arnold@schwaebisch-gmuend.de
Lord Major of the City of Schwäbisch Gmünd
73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

 

Prof. Dr. Pietro Luigi Cavallotti

Prof. Dr. Pietro Luigi Cavallotti

Awardee International east prize
Member of the European Board
Representative of Italy

Contact: pietro.cavallotti@polimi.it
Politechnico di Milano
20131 Milano, Italy

Biography of our former president Prof. Dr. Pietro Luigi Cavallotti, at Politenico di Milano.

 

Prof. Dr. Carlos M. Müller Jevenois

Prof. Dr. Carlos M. Müller Jevenois

Member of the European Board
Representative of Spain

Contact: c.muller@ub.edu
Universitat de Barcelona
08028 Barcelona, Spain

 

Prof. Dr. Peter Leisner

Prof. Dr. Peter Leisner

President
Member of the Executive Board
Member of the European Board
Representative of Sweden

Contact: peter.leisner@sp.se
RISE Safety & Transport/Electronics
50115 Borås, Sweden

 

Dr. Wolfgang Hansal

Dr. Wolfgang Hansal

Member of the Executive Board
Member of the European Board
Representative of Austria

Contact: wolfgang.hansal@hirtenberger.com

Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH
2552 Hirtenberg, Austria

 

Prof. Dr. Evangelia A. Pavlatou

Prof. Dr. Evangelia A. Pavlatou

Member of the Executive Board
Member of the European Board
Representative of Greece

Contact: pavlatou@chemeng.ntua.gr
National Technical University of Athens School of Chemical Engineering
15780 Athens, Greece

 

Dr. Andreas Zielonka

Dr. Andreas Zielonka

Member of the Executive Board
Member of the European Board
Representative of Germany

Contact: andreas.zielonka@fem-online.de
Forschungsinstitut Edelmetalle + Metallchemie
73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

 

Dr. Salvador Pané i Vidal

Dr. Salvador Pané i Vidal

Member of the European Board
Representative of Switzerland

Contact: vidalp@ethz.ch
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

 

Prof. Dr. Tamaz R. Agladze

Prof. Dr. Tamaz R. Agladze

Member of the European Board
Representative of Georgia

Contact: agladzetamaz@gmail.com
Georgian Polytechnical University
380175 Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Dr. Liana J. Anicai

Dr. Liana J. Anicai

Member of the European Board
Representative of Romania

Contact: lanicai@mail.itcnet.ro
PSV Company SA
010722 Bucharest, Romania

 

Dr. Imre Bakonyi

Dr. Imre Bakonyi

Member of the European Board
Representative of Hungary

Contact: bakonyi@szfki.hu
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)
Wigner Research Centre for Physics
1121 Budapest, Hungary

 

Prof. Dr. Patrick Benaben

Prof. Dr. Patrick Benaben

Member of the European Board
Representative of France

Contact: benaben@emse.fr
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne EMSE / CMP
13541 Gardanne, France

 

Dr. Nevenka Elezovic

Dr. Nevenka Elezovic

Member of the European Board
Representative of Serbia

Contact: nelezovic@tmf.bg.ac.rs
University of Belgrade Institute for Multidisciplinary Research
11 030 Belgrade, Serbia

 

Dr. Eva García Lecina

Dr. Eva García Lecina

Member of the European Board
Representative of Spain

Contact: egarcia@cidetec.es
Fundación CIDETEC
20009 Donostia-San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa), Spain

 

Prof. Dr. Ivan Krastev

Prof. Dr. Ivan Krastev

Member of the European Board
Representative of Bulgaria

Contact: krastev@ipc.bas.bg
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Physical Chemistry
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Prof. Dr. Per Moller

Prof. Dr. Per Moller

Member of the European Board
Representative of Denmark

Contact: pm@epc-info.dk
Technical University of Denmark
2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

 

Prof. Dr. Luca Magagnin

Prof. Dr. Luca Magagnin

Member of the European Board
Representative of Italy

Contact: luca.magagnin@polimi.it
Politecnico di Milano
20131 Milano, Italy

 

Dr. Jean-Claude Puippe

Dr. Jean-Claude Puippe

Member of the European Board
Representative of Switzerland

Contact: puippe@steiger.ch
Steiger Galvanotechnik SA
1618 Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland

 

Prof. Dr. Sudipta Roy

Prof. Dr. Sudipta Roy

Member of the European Board
Representative of Great Britain

Contact: sudipta.roy@strath.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde
G1 1XQ Glasgow, Great Britain

 

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ürgen

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ürgen

Member of the European Board
Representative of Turkey

Contact: urgen@itu.edu.tr
Istanbul Technical University
34469i Maslak-Istanbul, Turkey

 

Prof. Dr. Frank C. Walsh

Prof. Dr. Frank C. Walsh

Member of the European Board
Representative of Great Britain

Contact: f.c.walsh@soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton
SO 171 Southampton 1BJ, Great Britain

 

Prof. (Assoc.) Dr. Caterina Zanella

Prof. (Assoc.) Dr. Caterina Zanella

Member of the European Board
Representative of Sweden

Contact: caterina.zanella@ju.se
Jönköping University
551 11 Jönköping, Sweden

 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Paatsch

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Paatsch

Member of the European Board
Representative of Germany

Contact: wolfgang.paatsch@t-online.de
Emeritus Prof. Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
12205 Berlin

east membership

membership

Types of membership

east has the following types of membership

  • Active Members
  • Senior Members
  • Associated Members
  • Supporting Members

All members must be personally engaged in surface science and technology.

The Active Members form the European Board. New Active Members are nominated by the members of the European Board and has to be approved by the European Board. They must be outstanding experts, representing different organisations and be active in fulfilling the duties of Active Members. Active Members is limited to a maximum of four for each European country. Active Members can withdraw their active membership by written resignation and become Senior Members. Persons of non-European countries can be invited for co-operation as Associated Members based on nomination by the European Board. Individuals, scientific and technical societies, institutions and companies can become Supporting Members on written request and pay a fee defined individually by the European Board.

Duties and rights of the members

  • All members shall endorse the objectives and activities of east and are obligated to follow the regulations according to the statutes and resolutions of the boards of the organisation
  • All members shall represent east in national societies exchanging information and promoting contacts
  • All members have to act as a national focus in order to intensify co‐operation and education activities of universities, schools, institutes, companies and societies at the European scale
  • All members shall actively support the objectives of east by organising courses, seminars, workshops, networks etc.
  • All members shall try to find funds for east activities and management (direct contributions, societies’ contributions, donations etc.)
  • All members receive all information distributed by east
  • All members can use east as a platform of contact.

get in touch

european academy of surface technology (east)

Katharinenstrasse 17
D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd

phone: +49 (0)7171 1006 301
fax: +49 (0)7171 1006 54

email: info@east-site.net
web: www.east-site.net