Surftec Industrial R&D Group Biannual Members' Meeting

December 5, 2018 — December 6, 2018 — Boucherville, Quebec

During this 2-day meeting, participants will learn about the new Surftec (Surface technologies industrial R&D group)! In operation since 1995, Surftec recently reviewed its terms and conditions and improved its value proposition to:

  • increase current and pressing industry-driven R&D themes (such as Industry 4.0) leading to impactful project research
  • provide active consultation and R&D activities priority setting by members
  • offer an NRC one-stop-shop: the largest thermal spray R&D team in Canada supported by the full range of NRC
  • research expertise for enhanced multidisciplinary effort
  • provide improved confidentiality, IP protection and management
  • deliver faster R&D with experienced professionals
  • offer an adaptable fee structure based on member needs

Don't miss key presentations by invited speakers and NRC Surftec Research Lead Rogerio Lima.

Visit the Surftec page for more information on this unique R&D industrial group.

Contact Polly-Lee Moore for details.

Associated research centre: Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre

NRC representatives
Dr. Rogerio S. Lima

Dr. Rogerio S. Lima
Senior Research Officer,
Surftec Research Lead
Rogerio Lima

Polly-Lee Moore

Polly-Lee Moore
Surftec Project Manager
Polly-Lee Moore


National Research Council Canada
75 de Mortagne Boulevard
Boucherville, Quebec Canada, J4B 6Y4
Driving directions to the Boucherville research facilities


Day 1 – December 5
Time Item Speaker(s)
08:00 – 09:00 Registration and refreshments Greeters
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & opening remarks Rogerio Lima
09:10 – 09:30 Introduction to NRC – start of sessions TBA
09:30 – 10:10 Strategies to Optimize Thermally Sprayed MCrAlY-Type Bond Coatings for TBC Applications – Effect of powder, spray system and spray parameters Maniya Aghasibeig
Cristian Cojocaru
10:10 – 10:45 Coffee Break All
10:45 – 11:30 SPS, EB-PVD, DVC and APS YSZ TBCs: Processing, Microstructural Evaluation, Laser-rig, Burner-rig and Erosion Testing – Part I Rogerio Lima
11:30 – 12:15 SPS, EB-PVD, DVC and APS TBCs: Processing, Microstructural Evaluation, Laser-rig, Burner-rig and Erosion Testing – Part II Dongyi Seo
Qi Yang
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch break – Lab tour (optional) All
13:30 – 13:50 Member Presentation I TBA
13:50 – 14:10 Member Presentation II TBA
14:10 – 14:30 Member Presentation III TBA
14:30 – 15:05 Coffee break All
15:05 – 15:50 Towards high-performance WC-Co-Cr coatings with ID-HVOF: Effects of powder, parameters and spray systems Jörg Oberste-Berghaus
Maniya Aghasibeig
15:50 – 16:00 Conclusion of Day 1 Rogerio Lima
16:00 – 16:30 Value Proposition Eric Irissou
17:00 – 20:00 No-host event: Happy hour & dinner
Restaurant Sens (Hôtel Mortagne)

1228 Nobel Street,
Boucherville, J4B 5H1
Open Participation
Day 2 – December 6
Time Item Speaker(s)
08:00 – 08:30 Registration and refreshments Greeters
08:30 – 08:35 Welcome & opening remarks Rogerio Lima
08:35 – 09:20 Surftec EBC R&D for SiC-SiC and Ox-Ox CMCs: Initial Bond Strength Test Results and STICC Modelling Rogerio Lima
Jean-Sébastien Cagnone
09:20 – 09:40 Towards real-time monitoring of plasma spray torch operation using a multi-sensor approach Christophe Bescond
09:40 – 10:00 Connecting thermal spray legacy equipment to automate decision-making process: An IIoT case-study Patrick Paul
10:00 – 10:20 On machine learning based predictive modeling for atmospheric plasma spray process Kintak Raymond Yu
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break All
10:50 – 11:35 Ceramic EBC Abradables: Initial Testing Results Rogerio Lima
Azzedine Dadouche
11:35 – 12:00 Roadmap and conclusion
Highlights and takeaways of the workshop and open discussion on proposed future work.
Eric Irissou
Rogerio Lima
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