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The primary objectives of the workshop are to expand and update participant’s knowledge and practical expertise in the field of surface science and match academic and industrial partners based on their field of interests to create new collaboration/funding opportunities.

Every session in the workshop is facilitated and mentored by minimum three world renowned experts in the field representing either academic, industry or research institutes. The academic champion will be focused on the knowledge gaps and importance of fundamental aspect of the subject whereas the research opportunities with the ongoing issues in the field will be discussed by the industrial partners. In the panel discussion, the academic and industry partners will propose a collective approach and seek avenues for collaborative project and funding.

The event is organized in a way to match academic and industrial partners based on their field of interests; two topics are covered on three continuous days, i.e., interfacial tension (IFT) (Day 1), and Wettability & Adhesion (Day 2) and laboratory (hands on) day (Day 3). Each day will be devoted to theoretical background, challenges in industries with real-case studies, practical/demo sessions. Panel discussion at the end of each day is dedicated to strengthen the interaction between all stake holders. Theoretical background, at the beginning of each day, will be given by experts in the respective areas. 

ASSW Inspiring talks

World renowed experts in the field representing either academic, industry or research institutes will be accessed during workshop.

Note for Industrial Partners/Participants

The 2/3 of registration fee may be reimbursed through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) for industrial participants​

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The 1/2 of registration fee may be also reimbursed through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) for industrial participants

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For other provinces and territories, please refer to your local governmental representative.

WHAT is it all about

You are invited to the forth Advance Surface Science workshop to be held at the SURFACE SCIENCE WESTERN at the Western University, Canada. This workshop is organized by SURFACE SCIENCE WESTERN in collaboration with a world leader industry manufacturer specialized in surface science, KRÜSS Scientific Instruments Inc., and with institutional support from the Western University.

Partners / Co-hosts

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Workshop will take place at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, which has been the destination for inspired events for more than 30 years. The venue is surrounded by 30 acres of sprawling parkland with conference rooms located directly inside historic Georgian manor. Guestrooms are also available, which makes it ideal for participants out of town.

Participants get access throughout the day to a continuous nourishment hub with hot and cold beverages and a hearty assortment of fresh fruit, various baked goods, and other treats from the kitchen. Award-winning Chef’s choice gourmet lunch will be provided in Asher’s dining room, with menus designed to offer lots of variety and that will accommodate any dietary restrictions. 



Each day is fulfilled with the workshops chaired by the world renowed experts in the field of surface science.

The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of updating and maintaining records regarding this event. Questions concerning the collection, use or disposal of this information should be directed to organizers through feedback form.

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