From Editor's Desk

in Vol. 21 - September Issue - Year 2020
Invitation to the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE 2021)

Encouraged by the strong support for the inaugural INCASE 2019, we are glad to announce the organisation of the second edition of the INCASE conference series! INCASE 2021 will be held at the iconic Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel (Singapore), on 6th – 9th September 2021. 

The objective of INCASE 2021 is to encourage academics and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas in a conducive environment for stimulating discussions. It will offer an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new friendships, and enabling partnerships across national borders.

This unique platform will facilitate discussions around 5 main topics: Surfaces-by-Design, Surface Coatings, Surface Treatments, Modeling and Simulation; and Characterisation of Surfaces, Sub-surfaces and Interfaces. We have lined up exciting keynote speakers – Professor Shaker Meguid, Professor Noritsugu Umehara and Professor Marcel Somers – to update the community on the latest development and research trends. We invite the surface engineering community to join us in this exciting forum to share their outstanding contributions to the field.

Visiting Singapore is a guaranteed diverse experience. The thriving city has blended Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arabic and Eurasian cultures, religions and influences over the past centuries. This unique ethnic tapestry offers you a wide array of activities during your stay in Singapore. We understand your concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis around the world. Rest assured that Singapore is one of the best countries in managing this extraordinary situation. Strong leadership from the government has ensured low infection and mortality rates among its population. 

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore to what promises to be a great event! Please visit www.incase2021.com for more updated information.

Special Guest Editor for September 2020
Dr. Tan Kai Liang, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre, Singapore
E-mail: tan_kai_liang@artc.a-star.edu.sg