east Forum 2021 / International Process Metallurgy IPM Symposium
9 - 10 November 2021
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5-6 march 2020
east Forum 2020
Pulse Plating Seminar 2020 and east Forum 2020 took place together for the fourth time. 9th Pulse Plating Seminar/east Forum 2020 was organised by managing director Dr. Wolfgang Hansal, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH. This time it was located in the heart of Vienna in the historical Palais Berg at Schwarzenbergplatz 3.
The combined event covered two full days with 20 presentations, an additional exhibition, and a podium discussion with Europe’s leading experts. The seminar was again an excellent platform for all who are interested in the method pulse plating or are already using pulse plating.
This successful event, was attended by 70 scientists and industrialists representing 15 different countries. We are looking forward to the 10th Pulse Plating Seminar/east Forum in 2022.
26-28 August 2019
east Forum 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
EAST Forum 2019 was integrated in Electrochem 2019 in Glasgow. The conference was hosted by the University of Strathclyde with European Board Member Prof. Dr. Sudipta Roy as one of the main organizers. It was a successful conference with 140 presentations and 200 attendees from more than 30 countries. This year the focus of east was to support the development of young scientists. In cooperation with the European training network mCBEEs (Advanced integrative solutions to Corrosion problems beyond micro-scale: towards long-term durability of miniaturized Biomedical, Electronic and Energy systems) results from 15 Ph.D. students were presented covering the subjects of energy and environment, materials and processes, as well as corrosion.
See also www.strath.ac.uk
One of the highlights was the prize ceremony for the Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists. The winner was Dr. Luis Fernando Arenas, Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory, University of Southampton, UK, who gave an invited talk about catalytic metal coatings on porous and 3D printed electrodes for electrochemical flow reactors.
27-29 June 2018
east Forum 2018
San Sebastian, Spain
east forum 2018 was integrated in the conference SMT32 - the 32nd international conference on Surface Modification Technologies. The conference was hosted by the research institute CIDETEC with European Board Member Dr. Eva García-Lecina as one of the main organizers.
It was a successful conference with 112 presentations and more than 150 attendees from all over the world. See also www.smt32.org
One of the highlights in the programme was the prize ceremony for the Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists which was awarded to Dr. Nhat Troung Nguyen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. The award winner then gave an invited talk on fabrication of high-activity nano-porous gold particles on TiO2 nanotube arrays for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution.
The annual member meeting of east was held in connection to the conference. Every third year the executive board is elected and now it was time again. The European Board reelected the executive board and the board reappointed the sitting president, meaning that the executive board remains consisting of the following persons:
- Prof. Dr. Peter Leisner (president)
- Mr. Richard Arnold (vice president)
- Prof. Dr. Evangelia (Litsa) Pavlatou
- Dr. Wolfgang Hansal
- Dr. Andreas Zielonka
7 april 2017
east Forum 2017
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
east Forum 2017 returned to the location of the east headquarters, Schwäbisch Gmünd. The conference entitled: “Present research and development in European surface technology” took place on the 7th April. The local organization committee was headed by Dr. Manfred Baumgärtner, fem.
The 80 attendees were welcomed by Mr. Alexander Groll from the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd, which is providing east important support.
The highlights of the programme were two prize ceremonies. The International EAST Prize was awarded to Professor Dr. P.L. Cavallotti, Politecnico di Milano, and the Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists was awarded to Dr. Jin Zhang, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Dr. S. Nineva, Umicore Galvanotechnik gave an invited talk on Post-treatment Process with Enhanced Technical Performance: Corrosion protection for Electrical Contacts.
About half of the talks were about electrochemical energy storage or energy conversion, covering specific subjects like synthesis of electrode material for supercapacitors, fuel cells, electrolysis and aluminium-air batteries. Another topic covered by several speakers covered alternatives to chromium plating from chromate containing electrolytes. Other topics covered were electrodeposition of manganese, zinc, tin, and finally copper from water containing deep eutectic solvents.
3-4 march 2016
east Forum 2016
This year east Forum 2016 was for the second time co-organised with the traditional Pulse Plating Seminar. It was the 7th Pulse Plating Seminar organised by Dr. Wolfgang Hansal, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH, in the vicinity of Vienna. This time it was located in the historical imperial Casino in Baden/Austria.
The combined event covered two full days with 26 presentations and an additional exhibition. The first day contained a broad spectrum of electroplating processes while the second day was fully dedicated pulse plating.
This successful event war attended by 75 scientists and industrialists representing 16 different countries and we are looking forward to the next Pulse Plating Symposium in 2018.
25-26 june 2015
east Forum 2015
The annual EAST Forum conference entitled “Progress in Functional and Sustainable Surface Technology”, took this year place in the historical university town of Lund in Sweden. The local organizing institutions were Jönköping University and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden.
It was a successful event with 33 scientific presentations and more than 60 participants representing 15 European countries. EAST Forum 2015 did also host an exhibition showing equipment and examples of advanced processes and products.
The majority of the presentations were about electrochemical surface treatment, but also physical vapour deposition, ion implantation and sol-gel coating were represented. Corrosion protection of steel and light metal was an important theme discussed in many of the presentations at the conference.
The EAST Forum was followed by the annual EAST member meeting 2015 at which Prof. Dr. Peter Leisner was elected as new president of EAST following Prof. Dr. Luigi Pietro Cavallotti who had been president since 1989.