Gonzalo García Fuentes

(AIN, Spain)


Implementation of advanced coatings in industrial systems with hybrid sputtering sources

Categories: keynote@ICTF-2023

Short bio:

Degree in applied physics at University Autonoma de Madrid. Doctorate in applied physics at the same faculty in the field of ion beam assisted deposition techniques for the deposition of hard coatings. Postdoctoral contract at IFW-Dresden conducting research on electron spectroscopies for heteronanostructures based on boron nitride, and boron carbon-nitride nanotubes, and alkaline doped organic compounds. He joined AIN as a researcher in 2002 where he led various industrial projects on metallurgical coatings and thermochemical treatments for tooling and medical endoprothesis applications. He has led 4 national R&D and 3 EU projects in the field of vacuum coatings covering applications in high temperature forming, cold and hot embossing, and tribological phenomena. He started research projects/lines in the field of antimicrobial coatings in 2014 and led a Horizon 2020 project to apply such films on aircraft parts. At present, he is part-time materials science associated lecturer of at Universidad Publica de Navarra, and assistant editor of the journal Manufacturing Review. He has published more than 80 articles in the field of surface engineering and holds 4 patents in cooperation with various industrial companies.