GISMO webinar: Smart Surfaces & Coatings, 27th November 2020

Date And Time: Friday 27 November 2020, 09:00 – 10:00 GMT

Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) gives Cheshire and Warrington SMEs fully-funded access to the experts at the Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University to provide them with cutting-edge ideas and solutions to their materials challenges.

Join Dr Alex Robson to learn about surfaces and coatings in the first in a series of breakfast research seminars on materials science from Lancaster University’s Material Science Institute and GISMO teams. Learn how cutting-edge research can help you increase the competitiveness of your business.

Surfaces are critically important in how a material interacts with its surroundings. By modifying a material’s surface or by applying a coating material performance can be significantly changed and enhanced. For example, surface wetting can be reversed: wettable materials can be made to repel liquids and, vice versa, water-repellent materials can be made to wet. Materials can be made biocompatible and hence implantable.

Understanding of surfaces and coating performance is important in quality control, problem solving, and product or process development.

Researchers at Lancaster are world-leaders in the manipulation of surfaces, and technology developed by our researchers has underpinned products sold globally. This seminar will concentrate on plasma coating technology – the principles and applications – highlighting current research and provides examples of case studies of previous industrial use.

These seminars are aimed to provoke thought on how smart surfaces and coatings might improve the reliability, performance and behaviour of your materials, products and processes.

 Why attend?

  • Discover how surfaces and coatings can improve the reliability and performance of your products, materials and processes
  • Learn about the latest developments in surfaces and coatings from our experts
  • Find out how you tap into this research to exploit new opportunities for your businesses


Dr Alex Robson, Senior Research Associate and GISMO Innovation Fellow at Lancaster University

If you have any questions about the event, please contact James Stancombe, GISMO Programme Manager via