05/10/2003 09:00 AM


10/10/2003 05:00 PM


Estrel Berlin
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Department Materials Protection and Surface Technology

ECASIA'03 - 10th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis



Source: BAM


ECASIA'03 was the 10th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis held on 5–10 October 2003. The successful concept of the biennial series of ECASIA conferences is to bring together scientists from industry, academia and government and suppliers of surface analytical equipment. The ‘Spirit of ECASIA’, which is to have conference lecture halls, exhibition and accommodation all under one roof, was successfully ‘materialized’ in the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany.
The scientific programme consisted of a plenary and 14 keynote lectures, 80 oral presentations in two parallel sessions, 300 poster contributions and a full instrument exhibition - all under one roof. 350 participants from 43 nations joined the Conference ECASIA'03. 28 companies from all over the world presented their products. The scientific programme was completed by a ‘Special course on standardization, certification and accreditation’ supported by EUROLAB (70 participants received certificates) and contributions which are still relevant are available as downloads below.


  • Adhesion [ADH]
  • Biomaterials [BIO]
  • Catalytic materials [CAT]
  • Composite materials [COM]
  • Corrosion [COR]
  • Data interpretation and quantification [QUA]
  • Depth profiling [DPR]
  • Environmental studies [ENV]
  • Glass and ceramics [CER]
  • Heritage conservation [HER]
  • Imaging [IMA]
  • Magnetic materials [MAG]
  • Materials for batteries [BAT]
  • Metals [MET]
  • Micro- and optoelectronics [MOE]
  • Nanoindentation and nanomaterials [NIN]
  • Oxidation [OXD]
  • Oxide surfaces [OXS]
  • Polymers [POL]
  • Software and simulations [SIM]
  • Solid-liquid interface [SLI]
  • Standardization & Certification & Accreditation [SCA]
  • Technique development [TEC]
  • Thin films & coatings (inorganic) [TFI]
  • Thin films & coatings (organic) [TFO]
  • Tribology [TRB]


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Division Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry

ECASIA International Steering Committee (ISC)

H. J. Mathieu, Lausanne/CH (President)
M. P. Seah, Teddington/UK (Secretary)

Chairpersons of Local Organization Committee (LOC)

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
W. E. S. Unger (Chairman)
I. Retzko (Co-Chairlady)
Th. Gross (Co-Chairman)

Invited speakers

R. d' Agostino, University of Bari, Bari, I: Plasma modification of polymers: A versatile tool for many applications

G. Beamson, CLRC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, GB: Conformation and orientation effects in the X-ray photoelectron spectra of organic polymers

J. van Berkum, Philips CFT, Eindhoven, NL: Surface and interface analysis for semiconductor devices of the future

P. Bertrand, PCPM, Université Catholique de Louvain, B: Polymer blend and copolymer surfaces studied by ToF-SIMS

B. Garrison, Penn State University, Davey Lab, USA: Molecular dynamics simulations of particle bombardment and ablation

M. Golze, EUROLAB aisbl: Quality Management in Analytical Laboratories according to ISO/IEC 1702

H. Hoelscher, Universität Münster, Münster, D: Analytical AFM

D. Klee, RWTH, Aachen, D: Characterization of surface modifications of biomaterials

R. Payling, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia: Challenges in the rf-GDOES Analysis of Surfaces

R. Raval, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, GB: Chiral Nanostructures and Asymmetric Reactivity at Surfaces

V. Rupertus, Schott Glas Research & Development, Mainz, D: Surface analysis and depth profiling of glasses and ceramics

K. Seki, Nagoya University, Nagoya, J: Surfaces and interfaces of functional organic materials studied by UPS, NEXAFS, and other surface-science techniques

H.-H. Strehblow, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, D: The Application of Surface Analytical Methods in Corrosion Research

J. F. Watts, University of Surrey, Guildford, GB: Engineering the Interface for Improved Adhesion: The Contribution of Surface Analysis to Optimised Performance of Adhesive Joints and Organic Coatings



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Conference proceedings

The Conference Proceedings were edited by W. E. S. Unger, I. Retzko, Th. Gross, J. F. Watts and issued as a special volume of "Surface and Interface Analysis" by John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Special Issue:
Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis, Berlin, Germany, 5–10 October 2003 (Volume 36, Issue 8, Pages 671–1261, 2004).