NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
and Materials

NSF Fellowship
Travel Directions
Surface Engineering and Coatings
Program Outline :

Each session is 3 hrs with breaks in between each topic.
L:(lecture) P:(practicum)
MSE: (Materials Science and Engineering)
ME: (Mechanical Engineering)

Mon 8:30-12:00
L1: Introduction to Surface Engineering and Coating Processes (PVD, CVD, Ion-Beam and Other Techniques)
L2: Fundamentals of Vacuum Science and Technology (Plasma Physics and Chemistry, Surface Interactions)
L3: Fundamentals of Sputter Deposition

Mon 1:00-4:30 pm
L4: Fundamentals of Nucleation and Growth
L5: Computational Methods: Atomistic and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Film Growth
P1: Lab tour: Thin film deposition and surface engineering facilities (MSE)

Tue 8:30-12:00
L6: Recent Advances in Surface Cleaning and Preparation Techniques
L7: Recent Advances in Surface Engineering and Coating Technologies
L8: Hybrid Coatings and Deposition Processes

Tue 1:00-4:30 pm
L9: Novel Coating Architectures (Nano-structured and -composite Films (superlattice; compositionally/structurally modulated systems, hybridizaiton of coatings with surface texturing and/or patterning)
L10: Scale-up and Design; Industrial Systems and Practices
P2: Hands-on with Plasma Deposition Processes

Wed 8:30-12:00
L11: Introduction to Thin Film Characterization
L12: Surface Characterization (physical and chemical methods, XPS, AES, SIMS, etc)
L13: Structural Characterization (TEM, SEM, etc.)

Wed 1:00-4:30 pm
L14: Mechanical Characterization (Adhesion, Hardness, Elastic Properties, Toughness, etc.)
P3: Lab Tour: Surface and Structural Characterization Facilities
P4: Practical Experience with Some of the Characterization Methods (SEM, TEM, AFM, etc.)

Thu 8:30-12:00
L15: Tribological Characterization
L15: An Overview of Emerging Technologies
L16: Superhardness and superlubricity: theory and experiments

Thu 1:00-4:30 pm
L17: Classification and Industrial Applications of Coatings
P5: Lab Tour: Tribology Test Facilities (ME)
P6: Hands-on Nano-indentation, Tribology

Fri 8:30-12:00
L18: Guest Speaker 1: Dr. K. Wahl, NRL
Nanomechanics and tribology of coatings
L19: Guest Speaker 2: Prof. Y.-W. Chung, NSF.
Applications of Tribological Coatings in Extremely High-Density Computer Disk Drive Applications
L20: Guest Speaker: Dr. Kazuhisa Miyoshi, NASA-GRC)
Advanced Materials and Coatings for Aerospace Applications

Tentative Lab Tours:

Material Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering:
     NUANCE Microscopy Facility
     Surface Electron & X-Ray Diffraction