International Symposium on Coatings for Energy – ISC4E 2023

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[vcj_countdown date=”2023/10/27″ style=”style3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The organizing committee cordially invites speakers, participants, students, delegates, and exhibitors to the International Symposium on Coatings for Energy – ISC4E 2023, which will be co-organized by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) on November 27th-29th, 2023, in Benguerir-Marrakech, Morocco.


Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Jones Alami, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
  • Frank Papa, GP Plasma, USA
  • Dr. Jochen Schneider, Aachen University, Germany
  • Dr. Kostas Sarakinos, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ricci Inagaki, BTB Investment, Japan
  • Dr. Mohammed Makha, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco

Symposium Description

ISC4E 2023 aims to disseminate the most recent advances on the use of coating materials in energy applications, including energy conversion and harvesting, energy storage, hydrogen production, fuel cells, and CO2 capture and utilization. Researchers working within the scope of the conference topics from both academia and industry are invited to submit their abstract to contribute by oral or poster presentations.

A special session sponsored by SVC will bring together researchers, academics, scientists, and professionals to discuss – through B2B meetings and interventions from government officials and coating technology specialists – the most recent developments in coating manufacturing technologies and business opportunities in Morocco and Africa.

Sessions & Topics:

  • Coatings for Energy: session 1 (Nov. 27th)
    • Track 1: Materials for Energy Harvesting
    • Track 2: Electrochemical Energy Storage


  • Coatings for Energy: session 2 (Nov. 28th)
    • Track 3: Hydrogen Production & Fuel Cell
    • Track 4: CO2 Capture and Utilization


  • SVC Day (Nov. 29th)
    • Innovative Coating Technologies
    • Industrial scale coating technologies
    • Coating Technologies Business Opportunities in Africa
    • B2B meetings



ISC4E 2023 will host a two-day tutorial (Nov. 25th & 26th) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s Material science, Energy, and Nanoengineering Department to provide graduate students, early and mid-career researchers, and professionals with introductory-level courses on the topics listed below.

  1. Thin-film synthesis from the vapor phase: fundamentals of processes and growth evolution (Instructors: Konstantinidis & Sarakinos)
  2. Thin-Film Characterization (Instructor: Patscheider)
  • Properties and applications of tribological and decorative coatings (Instructors: Matthews & Doll)
  1. Coatings for Energy conversion & storage

Tutorials Instructors

  • Dr. Allan Matthews, Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology, The University of Manchester – United Kingdom
  • Dr. Gary Doll, Timken Professor of Surface Engineering, University of Akron – Akron, OH
  • Dr. Stephanos Konstantinidis, Plasma-Surface Interactions Chemistry, University of Mons, Belgium
  • Dr. Jörg Patscheider, Senior Scientist R&D, Evatec AG, Trübbach, Switzerland
  • Kostas Sarakinos, University of Helsinki, Finland


Registration to the tutorials

Participants who want to attend the tutorials must register by sending an email of interest. Applications are only confirmed after payment of the registration fees.

If you have any questions, please contact IS***@um**.ma  


Conference, Tutorial & Visit fees


(Accommodation & Catering)

Full Conference (Presentations, Poster Session, lunches,  banquet, Exhibition and Networking events)
Student 75 Euro 100 Euro
Academia 150 Euro 200 Euro
Industry 300 Euro 350 Euro

Payment could be made by online or Bank Transfer. Further information about payment details will be posted on the conference website.


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: July 15th, 2023
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: September 15th, 2023
  • Tutorials: November 25th-26th, 2023
  • Conference: November 27th-29th, 2023


Upon request, the organizing committee will assist delegates in booking accommodations at standard hotels near the conference venue. More information about hotels will be available on the conference’s official website.



Any correspondence pertaining to ISACApp 2023 should be directed to: IS***@um**.ma  

More information on the event can be found on the conference website: