COAST 2022 – 1st Conference of Applied Surface Technology

Thanks to more than 100 participants on 16. and 17.05.2022 at our COAST 2022 in Wr. Neustadt – it was a complete success. The bandwidth of the 22 top-class presentations by international experts from more than 10 countries ranged from surface analysis, materials and batteries to catalysis/CO2 recycling and sensing.

Beside the technical presentations, nearly 40 short talks and posters of all currently running MSc and PhD theses at CEST provided a varied program. For many students, the conference was their first major technical conference and thus the ideal setting for a scientific exchange.

Figure 1: (top) Impressions of the first conference day & plenary talk by Prof. Hidde Brongersma. (bottom) Short presentation of a PhD thesis (Mag. Feldner), as well as a virtual lecture on the second conference day.

In addition to the professional exchange, a joint networking dinner (powered by Ecoplus) enabled networking of all participants from university and industry. We look forward to seeing you again soon at COAST 2023 and would like to thank the following supporters of this year’s conference:

(1) Province of Lower Austria

(2) EU for the session “non-destructive testing” within the project 3Tanium (No. 101007830)

(3) ecoplus/Technopol Wiener Neustadt for sponsoring the Networking Dinner