The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Surface Engineering Division

Welcome to the Surface Engineering Division Website

Surface engineering is a critical enabling technology underpinning major industry sectors. Its influence is broad and of major economic importance.

Surface engineering can be defined as the design of surface and substrate together to form a functionally graded system possessing properties not achievable in either component alone. An extensive portfolio of established and innovative technologies allow coating and surface modification to be achieved by mechanical, physical, chemical and electrochemical means.

Through the formulation of a coherent strategy, SED Board will:

Provide a strong coherent focus and authoritative voice for surface engineering, both inside and outside The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Interact actively with external bodies, including academia and Government bodies, and establish and maintain good linkages with outside organisations, both national and International
Further its objectives through coordinating the organisations of conferences, seminars and workshops, where appropriate in collaboration with other divisions and committees within The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the encouragement of publications.
Promote education, fundamental and applied research, and technology transfer activities and the industrial exploitation of surface engineering processes applied to materials for such applications as adhesion, corrosion and tribology (friction, lubrication and wear)Foster the interests of younger members involved in the Steel Industry
Collaborate with the other technical divisions, regional sections and international organisations on areas of mutual interest

The purpose of this Divisional website is to introduce the Board and its members and to highlight our activities. We hope that you find this useful and welcome any constructive feedback.

Tom Bell ,
Chair, Surface Engineering Division Board

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