The Materials Innovations in Surface Engineering (MISE) Conference will be held at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia on 10-12 February 2020.

The international Materials Innovations in Surface Engineering conference, MISE 2020, will be one of the globe’s premier surface engineering events. 

MISE offers delegates the chance to gain in-depth insights into innovative developments and trends throughout industry, and will provide industry representatives, academic institutions and research centres the opportunity to showcase their skills and foster relationships vital for future collaboration. MISE marshals a broad range of high-quality academic and industrial keynote speakers to deliver papers and presentations that illuminate the critical issues facing the field of surface engineering.

Materials are quickly becoming a key commodity in the global push towards superior functioning industries. Surface engineering is essential in improving material performance to make them more innovative while also lowering production costs, reducing downtime and improving utilisation. This field is particularly important for the economic future of Australia since it is essential for improving the mining and energy industries. There are numerous spin off applications throughout industrial and manufacturing areas. The industry is incredibly broad and can include practices from surface modification via heat or chemical treatment, organic and inorganic coating, as well as plating, weld overlays, thermal or cold spraying.

This conference provides a focused forum for the presentation of advanced research and improved understanding for the diverse aspects of surface engineering. This conference includes invited lectures from internationally distinguished researchers, contributed presentations and posters.

The conference will run for 2 days (11th - 12th February 2020) with a Welcome Function on 10th February 2020. It will be preceded on 7th - 8th February by a Short Course on ‘Metallography for Surface Engineering’; which will be convened by international expert George F. Vander Voort of Vander Voort Consulting L.L.C. There is also a one day workshop being presented by Prof. Christopher Leyens on 13th February 2020 at RMIT University.

Melbourne has been voted as the most livable city on the planet many times. Melbourne is safe and truly cosmopolitan where many cultures meet to share their food, science, entrepreneurial spirit, and ideas. In February you will experience the wonderful summer of Australia. Co-Chairs Chris Berndt (Swinburne University of Technology) and Colin Hall (University of South Australia) wait to welcome you. Visit  https for details on submitting your abstract for this ‘not to be missed’ event down under.

Short Courses

Metallography for Surface Engineering

7th - 8th February 2020
Speaker: George F. Vander Voort
Vander Voort Consulting L.L.C. and Consultant

Manufacturing Innovations in Laser Surfacing and Additive Manufacturing

13 February 2020
Speaker: Prof. Christopher Leyens
Venue: Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, RMIT University
Dr Leyens is a Professor of Materials Science at the Technische Universität, and the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Materials and Beam Technology, both located in Dresden, Germany. Dr Leyens has covered a wide range of research topics with a focus on high temperature and light weight materials, functional materials, surface technology, coatings and additive manufacturing.


Further Information

For further information about MISE 2020, contact Tanya Smith on: or +61 3 9326 7266.