Successful 6th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD 2017)

The 6th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD 2017) was held on 1-6 October 2017 in Gyeongju, South Korea. Researchers from academia and industry coming from more than 15 counties attended the conference, including 6 Keynote speakers, presenting in oral and poster contributions their latest results and discussing the basics and fundamentals of EPD and its applications in a wide range of technology fields, including energy and functional materials, nanomaterials, ceramic composites, biomaterials and functional coatings. The final program of the conference can be seen here. This 6th edition of the EPD conferences series sponsored by Engineering Conferences Internationalwas endorsed by the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, the European Ceramic Society, the German Ceramics Society and the Spanish Society for Ceramics and Glasses. A student contest took place sponsored by the Journal of the European Ceramic Society Trust in which PhD students from different countries participated. The conference chairman was Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), conference co-chairs were Prof. J. Dickerson (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), Prof. O. van der Biest (Kath. University of Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. T. Uchikoshi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) (in the photograph below). During the conference, also a symposium to honor co-chair Prof. O. van der Biest was held. The next conference in the series, EPD 2020, will be held in USA. In addition to Prof. A. R. Boccaccini, our Institute was represented at this conference by Ms Svenja Heise, Ms Laura Ramos and Mr Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman (PhD students), who presented poster and oral contributions. Moreover Mr Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman obtained the second prize in the student contest while Svenja Heise received an award as the PhD student with the most active participation at the conference.

Dr. Uchikoshi, Prof. Boccaccini, Prof. Dickerson, Prof. van der Biest Prof. Boccaccini at EPD conference 2017 Atiq-award-EPD Svenja Heise Award EPD Dr. Kawamura MSc. Ramos, Prof Boccaccini poster-session-EPD Group Photo-EPD

*Special Issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in journal Coatings: Call for Papers *

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Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini is guest editing a special issue on "Electrophoretic Deposition" in the open access journal "_Coatings_" (LINK: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings ). Co-editors of the special issue are Prof. L. Besra ( Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Orissa, India) and Prof. B. Ferrari (Institute of Ceramic and Glass, Madrid, Spain). The Call for Papers for this special issue is available _here_ . The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 June 2017.

Recent paper in Langmuir presents new model to describe electrophoretic deposition

A recent paper [1] by Brian Giera and co workers of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States,published in the journal Langmuir, presents a predictive mesoscale model that computes inter-particle interactions explicitly to provide previously inaccessible information about colloidal packing and deposit morphology within empirically relevant EPD systems.

[1] Giera, B., Zepeda-Ruiz, L. A., Pascall, A. J., and Weisgraber, T. H., Mesoscale Particle-Based Model of Electrophoretic Deposition,_Langmuir (2017) in press_. (LINK: _http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04010 _)

 

Electro and Electrophoretic Deposition Symposium at International Society of Electrochemistry Annual Meeting in The Hague

The 67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) was held on 21 - 26 August 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Prof.Boccaccini chaired the organisation of symposium 14 (S.14): "Combined Electro and Electrophoretic Deposition for Advanced Materials Synthesis"in collaboration with Dr. Begona Ferrari, CSIS Madrid, Spain, Prof. Arjan Mol, Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, Prof. Marcel J.Rost, Leiden University, the Netherlands, Prof. Mary P. Ryan, Imperial College London, UK and Prof. Giovanni Zangari, University of Virginia,USA. The symposium was sponsored by ISE Division 4, Electrochemical Materials Science, and featured keynote and invited speakers as well ascontributed talks and posters. The Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials was represented by Svenja Heise (PhD student) (pictured with Prof. Boccaccini) who presented the poster: "Development of a biodegradable natural polymer/bioactive glass coating for Mg alloys using electrophoretic deposition". A second poster from Erlangen was presented by Prof. Boccaccini, entitled: "Electrophoretic and electrodeposition in biofabrication approaches". In the pictures Prof. Boccaccini with Prof. Sanna Virtanen (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg) (Keynote speaker in Symposium 13), Prof. G. Zangari (Chair elect, ISE Division 4). In the other picture Prof. Boccaccini with Dr. Begona Ferrari, Prof. Claudine Filiâtre, and Dr. Laxmidhar Besra (co-organiser, invited and keynote speakers, respectively, in the electrophoretic deposition session of S.14). The program of the conference is available here

New EPD paper from Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro

The paper : "Unleashing the Full Sustainable Potential of Thick Films of Lead-Free Potassium Sodium Niobate (K0.5Na0.5NbO3) by Aqueous Electrophoretic Deposition" by Amit Mahajan, Rui Pinho, Morgane Dolhen, M. Elisabete Costa, and Paula M. Vilarinho has been just published in Langmuir

Amit Mahajan, Rui Pinho, Morgane Dolhen, M. Elisabete Costa, and Paula M. Vilarinho, Unleashing the Full Sustainable Potential of Thick Films of Lead-Free Potassium Sodium Niobate (K0.5Na0.5NbO3) by Aqueous Electrophoretic Deposition, Langmuir 2016, 32 (21), pp 5241–5249.


Paula Vilarinho  

Prof. Paula Vilarinho

http://www.electroceramicsgroup.org/







Review on EPD of graphene-related materials published in Progress in Materials Science

The review paper: "Electrophoretic deposition of graphene-related materials: A review of the fundamentals", a collaboration between co-authors Mani Diba, Dr. Derrick W. H. Fam, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and _Prof. Milo S. P. Shaffer has been just published in Progress in Materials Science

[1] M. Diba, D. W. H. Fam, A. R. Boccaccini, M. S. P. Shaffer, Electrophoretic deposition of graphene-related materials: A review of the fundamentals,
 Progress in Materials Science (available on line 16 March 2016).

Cover image Progress in Materials Science

 

 

Special Issue "Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramics: Fundamentals and Applications" published in J. Europ. Ceram. Soc.


The special issue "Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramics: Fundamentals and Applications", co-edited by Aldo R. Boccaccini, Begoña Ferrari, James H. Dickerson and Carmen Galassi, has been published in J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., volume 36, issue 2, pages 263-388 (January 2016). This special issue in J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. collects papers written by experts in the field of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) applied to ceramic materials.The manuscripts capture research efforts of recognised groups in the field of EPD, many of which attended the Fifth International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications (EPD 2014) held on 5th–10th October 2014 in Hernstein, Austria. The editors of this special issue hope that the collection of papers will attract further interest in the field of EPD as processing technique for ceramic materials.

    



Focus Issue published in Journal of the Electrochemical Society


The Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) Focus Issue on Electrophoretic Deposition, co-edited by Prof. Jay H. Dickerson (Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, USA) and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, has been recently published. This focus issue of JES was inspired by the research reported during presentations at the Fifth International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications (EPD-2014) held in Schloss Hernstein, Austria, October 5-10, 2014, with additional contributions from prominent researchers involved in different aspects of the fundamentals and applications of EPD worldwide. 

 

 

Key Engineering Materials volume on Electrophoretic Deposition published

The volume of Key Engineering Materials (vol. 654, 2015) containing papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Electrophoretic Depositon (Hernstein, Austria, 5-10 October 2014) (Chairman: Aldo R. Boccaccini) has been published:  Key Engineering Materials, vol. 654, Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications V, Editors: A.R. Boccaccini, J.H. Dickerson, B. Ferrari, O. Van der Biest and T. Uchikoshi, 2015. The 46 papers are grouped in the following sections: I. Fundamentals of EPD; II. Novel Approaches and Modeling; III. Functional Films and Deposits; IV. EPD in Ceramic Processing; V. EPD of Biomaterials and Biological Entities; VI. Nanostructured Materials and Films; VII. Polymers and Composite Coatings; VIII. Advanced Experimental Techniques. 

 

UK Institute of Materials Finishing Fair, 9-10 June 2015


IMF2015 is a conference organised by the UK based Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) with participation of EPD community member Dr Peter Hope and including two presentations about electrophoretic deposition from EPD international network members, Dr Janet Hope and Dr Begoña Ferrari. The program of the conference is available.


New EPD paper from University of Aveiro

"Electrophoretic deposition on nonconducting substrates: a demonstration of the application to microwave devices".

By:Vilarinho, Paula MFu, ZhiWu, AiyingAxelsson, AnnaKingon, Angus I

Langmuir 31 (2015) 2127-35

The paper reports a novel method to carry out electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of thick films on nonconducting substrates, overcoming the otherwise usual requirement of having conducting or partially conducting substrates for application of EPD.

 

Electrophoretic Deposition News from Slovenia

Dr Marko Soderžnik, working on the FP7 EU project entitled “Replacement and Original Magnet Engineering Options (ROMEO)”, which is coordinated by Prof. Spomenka Kobe, substantially contributed to the success of the team at JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE (JSI) in Slovenia. Fundamental research was the basis for a highly innovative technology, developed at JSI. The technology is based on electrophoretic deposition and a sophisticated heat-treatment method for selective diffusion along the grain boundaries of the magnet. This technology has resulted in the project’s ambitious target magnetic properties being achieved. The process is now in the testing stage in industrial partners. The final result will be high-energy magnets with the minimum content of valuable heavy rare earths. These magnets will be used in a prototype demonstrator motors for wind turbines as part of the ROMEO project. 






New review paper by I. Zhitomirsky et al.

A recent paper by the group of Prof. Igor Zhitomirsky of Materials Science & Engineering Department, McMaster University in Canada, published in RSC Advances (Ata, M. S., et al., A review of new methods of surface chemical modification, dispersion and electrophoretic deposition of metal oxide particles, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 22716 ), reviews bio-inspired chemical approaches developed for the surface modification, dispersion and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of metal oxide particles. 


EPD in industrial applications

Video of LVH Coatings Ltd (UK) demonstrates the industrial application of EPD to coat complex shape components

 

Successful 5th International Conference on EPD held in Austria

The 5th International conference on EPD was held on 6-10 October 2014 in Schloss Hernstein, Austria. More than 85 participants, including senior researchers from academia and industry as well as students coming from more than 24 counties attended the conference, including 6 Keynote speakers, presenting their latest results and discussing the basics and fundamentals of EPD and its applications in a wide range of technology fields, including energy materials, nanomaterials, ceramic composites, biomaterials and functional coatings. The program of the conference can be seen here. This 5th edition of the EPD conferences series sponsored by Engineering Conferences International was endorsed by the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society and the European Ceramic Society. A student contest took place sponsored by the Journal of the European Ceramic Society Trust in which15 PhD students participated. The conference chairman was Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), conference co-chairs were Prof. J. Dickerson (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), Prof. O. van der Biest (Kath. University of Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. T. Uchikoshi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) (in the photograph).
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EPD Conference Vienna - Chairmen EPD Conference Vienna - Group

 

Special issue on Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramic Materials

The special issue on Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) of Ceramic Materials in the journal Advances in Applied Ceramics (vol. 113, issue 1, Jan. 2014) co-edited by Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Dr. B. Ferrari (Institute of Ceramics and Glass, Madrid, Spain) has been just published. The introductory note to the special issue is available here. This special issue includes nine invited papers which reflect the wide application potential of EPD for shaping ceramic materials for several applications, such as structural components, ceramic membranes, ionic conductor layers, mesoporous structures and bioactive coatings.

 

Special Section on Electrophoretic Deposition published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B

The special section "Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentas and Applications"

co.edited by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Prof. James H. Dickerson (Vanderbilt University, USA) has been published on 14th February 2013 in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. It can be seen here: http://pubs.acs.org/toc/jpcbfk/current

 

EPD news from Madrid

The research group of Dr. B. Ferrari at the Institute for Ceramic and Glass (CSIC) in Madrid has proved the full yield of the EPD process for suspensions with solid loading as low as 1 g/L, as shown in the attached video. The suspensions are mixtures of Ni(OH)2 and carbon black (80/20 v/v) prepared in ethanol and deoinized water used in the fabrication of anodes for Li-Batteries (A. Caballero et al., Journal Power Sources, 238 (2013) 366). The elevated suspension stability and adequate conductivity lead to the complete deposition of the suspended powder. Related results are carefully described in the doctoral thesis of Dr. Sandra Cabanas-Polo “Ultrasound assisted synthesis of Ni-based nanostructures”, supervised by Dr. A.J. Sanchez-Herencia and Dr. B. Ferrari.

 

New book on Electrophoretic Deposition

Electrophoretic Deposition of Nanomaterials (edited by J. H. Dickerson and A. R. Boccaccini, Springer (2012), ISBN 978-1-4419-9690-9)

This book is the first and only reference highlighting the basic research, materials science and engineering of the electrophoretic deposition of nanomaterials providing a comprehensive overview of contemporary bacis research, emerging technology and commercial and industrial applications associated with the electrophoretic deposition of nanomaterials.


(11.19.2012)