Welcome Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Partners,

Welcome to the inaugural Surface Engineering For Research & Industrial Applications (SERIA) Technical Symposium 2017 organised by Singapore Surface Engineering Association (SSEA) & Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd that will co-locate with the 4th edition of Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2017.

MSE 2017 is positioned as one of the MUST attend trade exhibitions in the ASEAN region, focusing on key manufacturing technological advancements leading towards The Future of Manufacturing to improve business productivity and efficiency within and beyond manufacturing industries.

SSEA is pleased to take this opportunity to curate a technical symposium named “Surface Engineering For Research & Industrial Applications (SERIA) 2017” to complement MSE 2017.  The 2-day Symposium will take place from 26 to 27 October and held alongside with MSE 2017 at Singapore EXPO, Hall 4A.

I join with Dr. Gopala Krishnan, the chair of organising committee, sincerely invite fellow members and industry partners to visit Singapore this October; seize this golden opportunity to meet and network with suitable vendors and gain valuable insights from the Symposium and Exhibition. As the disruptive technology is now the key challenge to overcome, I believe that companies are looking out for possible partnership both locally and regionally to stay competitive, exceeding their business goals.

Therefore it is appropriate for Singapore to host such a thematic and dedicated event for surface engineering arena. With the experts from so many countries, we can share our experience on the future trends and technology that is changing the landscape of the surface engineering industries for mutual progress and benefit.

If you have a technical paper to present, showcase your advanced technology and techniques or attend as a delegate, we welcome you to submit your abstract(s) and requests to the organiser directly.

Do look out for more updates on the websites at http://www.aseansurfin.org or www.ms-expo.com.

Hereby, I look forward to welcoming you at SERIA 2017!

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    Mr. Kam CP


    Singapore Surface Engineering Association


 Dr. Gopala Krishnan

 Physics, National University of Singapore

 General Chair, SERIA 2017 Organising Committee

About SERIA 2017 Conference

26 October 2017: Technical Symposium

27 October 2017: Industry Workshop

The 2-day Technical Symposium and Industry Workshop aims to:

  • Focus on commercialisation of inventions and to create a platform where industrial challenges can be shared with researchers and product development engineers.
  • To promote a sustainable future for the Surface Engineering Industry cost-effectively.
  • Attract abstracts dealing with recent findings as well as new applications.
  • Focus in the area of surface engineering, ranging from surface coatings dry & wet applications to surface treatments and nanotechnology.
  • Generate an ecosystem for researchers to exchange ideas and New Product Developments to benefit the researchers and industries located in ASEAN as well as the world.

Target Industry & Research:

Aerospace | Nuclear | Marine | Electrical | Medical & Dental Implants | Plating | Electronic Components and Devices | Renewable Energy | Heat Treatment | Ceramics | Paints | Oils and Nature Gas | Jewellery | FMCG

Conference Fee:

Types Early Bird Rate Published Rates
Academic Student $200 $250


$225 $275
SSEA / SMF Member $350 $450
Non-Member $450 $550

*Waiver is possible if applied with justification in advance

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Gold Silver Bronze Cash
$35,000 $25,000 $15,000 $5,000

Booth Participation at MSE 2017:

For more information, click here.

International Advisory Board

  • Mr. Steven Burling, Metalor Technologies
  • Mr. Ma-Jie, China Surface Engineering Association
  • Prof. Yum HT, Korea Institute of Surface Engineering
  • Mr. Stewart Hemsley. SSEA Honorary Technical Adviser
  • Mr. Christian Richter, National Association of Surface Finishers
  • Prof. Fang JL, Retired
  • Prof. Lin An, China Surface Engineering Association
  • Prof. Serget Kruglikov, Mendelev University
  • Dr. T Sridhar, University of Madras
  • Mr. Clive M Whittington, Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing

Organising Committees

  • Mr. Kam C P, Risis Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Alex Wong, Fintex Industries Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Vincent Wong, Surface Finishing Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Alan Kum, Chemical & Machinery Pte Ltd
  • Dr. Gopala Krishnan, NUS
  • Mr. Stewart J. Hemsley, Metalor Technologies
  • Dr. Qi Guojun, SIMTech
  • Dr. Yin Xi Jiang, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Ms. Priscilla Hong, Metalor Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Liu Fengmin, SIMTech
  • Dr. Mehrdad Zarinejed, SIMTech
  • Dr. Sanjay Kumar Thakur, VDL Enabling Technologies Group
  • Dr. Huang Zhao Hong, SIMTech
  • Mr. Ng Boon Chuan, Eco-Mastermelt Pte Ltd

Call for Papers

Submit your Title and Abstract NOW for consideration by the Technical Committee!

  • Advances in Plating Technology

Electro-plating, Electro-less Plating, Immersion Plating, Electroforming, Composite Coatings, Base Metal Plating, Precious Metal Plating, Pre-treatment, Processes, Nano Technology

  • Plant and Equipment

Plating Cell Design, Pulse Plating, Innovation in Plant Design, New Methods

  • Surface Engineering

Hot Peeling, Cleaning and Preparation, Anodising, Galvanising, Etching Sol / Gel Coating, PVD/CVD/MBE/PL Process

  • Applications

Electronics, Bio-medical, Automotive, Aerospace, Precision Engineering, Decorative, Functional Coatings, Solar / Photovoltaic, Clean Technology, LED

  • Environment and Management

RoHS / WEEE / REACH, Green Technologies, Transport, Industry Roadmap, Environment Protection, Global Harmonisation

  • Testing and Characterisation

Surface Analysis, Characterisation, Equipment, Failure Analysis, New Developments

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission 18 August 2017
Acceptance of Abstract 2 September 2017
Full Paper Submission 26 October 2017


Technical Enquiries: raj@a-iats.com

General Enquiries: mse@sph.com.sg

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