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  • 1.  Community Discussion - Are you attending ITSC 2022 ?

    Posted 03-31-2022 11:34
    Edited by Andre Liberati 03-31-2022 11:34

    Hello everyone ! A bit of an ice breaker approach here, but with ITSC 2022 approaching and conferences being a great opportunity to meet the thermal spray "family" (as I often fondly hear it described), I was thinking it could be a good idea to create some connections before attending the conference and spur additional motivation to reach out on site or to visit one another's talks and/or booths.

    I gather that many may not be able to attend due to various circumstances throughout the world, but feel free to also join this discussion and we can build connections offline or more locally. Feel free to share with your peers, colleagues or students to make the most of it ! 

    On my side, I'm a research associate with Prof. Moreau at Concordia, recently graduated from McGill after having worked with cold-spray on carbon fiber composite substrates. At ITSC 2022, I'll be presenting at the Young Professional's session some of my latest PhD work on the adhesion of tin coatings on composites with various surface finishes. These days I'm expanding my scope to a variety of thermal spraying techniques and materials, and I'm quite enthusiastic to discover more of what the community has to offer ! 

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    Andre Liberati
    Research Assistant
    Concordia University
    Montréal QC
    (514) 813-8021
    andre.liberati@concordia.ca
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  • 2.  RE: Community Discussion - Are you attending ITSC 2022 ?

    TSS Board Vice President
    Posted 04-07-2022 17:40
    Edited by Rogerio Lima 04-07-2022 17:42
    Hi Andre,

    Your description of the ITSC is "funny", but correct. The ITSC is a like a "family meeting". The thermal spray community is small in size, but it punches well above its weight. Basically all the main players will be there, i.e., the "who is who" from industry, academia and government. It is like a Formula 1 race weekend, with the drivers, teams and sponsors (but organized once a year).

    So... the thermal spray glitterati will be there.

    Consequently, there is no better place to create, growth and maintain your networking than attending the ITSC, as well as, being a TSS volunteer. And networking is the master key that opens the opportunity doors. 

    And for sure people will be very eager for this coming ITSC, because our last face-to-face event was held in 2019.

    And "yes"... I will be attending the ITSC 2022.

    And I look forward to seeing you there, and the rest of the family too.

    I wish you the best of luck in the Young Professionals session.

    Cheers!


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    Rogerio Lima, PhD
    Senior Research Officer
    National Research Council of Canada
    ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS) Vice President
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  • 3.  RE: Community Discussion - Are you attending ITSC 2022 ?

    Posted 04-11-2022 03:45
    Edited by Jarkko Kiilakoski 04-11-2022 03:46
    Hi Andre,

    This is a nice initiative!
    I'm also attending, and like Rogerio said, it's been a long time since the last F2F events.. so looking very much forward to seeing everyone.

    I'll make sure to come say hi when our paths cross over in Vienna!

    Regards,​

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    Jarkko Kiilakoski, D.Sc (Tech)
    Sales & Applications Engineer
    Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions
    Avignon
    +33786592074
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  • 4.  RE: Community Discussion - Are you attending ITSC 2022 ?

    Posted 04-11-2022 09:46
    Hi Rogerio and Jarkko, 

    Thanks for getting back on this - it would be a pleasure to see you in Vienna ! It will definitely be a very refreshing take to meet and discuss in person after so long. The organizers did an excellent job for ITSC 2021 (Virtual), but face-to-face discussions are difficult to replace.

    I also like your comparison to a Formula 1 race Rogerio - it is definitely the place to see the Ferrari's and the Mercedes' of our world ! I haven't had the opportunity to attend ITSC many times yet, but each time was a very unique and memorable experience so I'm looking forward to this year's conference. 

    Cheers,

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    Andre Liberati
    Research Assistant
    Concordia University
    Montréal QC
    (514) 813-8021
    andre.liberati@concordia.ca
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  • 5.  RE: Community Discussion - Are you attending ITSC 2022 ?

    TSS Board Vice President
    Posted 04-11-2022 10:16
    Hi Andre and Jarkko,

    I like your excitement about coming back to face-to-face ITSCs. Just to have an idea of its importance in our TS community, under different names (e.g.; NTSC and UTSC), since 1990 we have had in-person ITSCs annually non-stop. 

    So, this gap since 2019 is huge. And as Andre stated, virtual events can "troubleshoot" connections and networking, but they cannot replace face-to-face interactions.

    I look forward to meeting you both, as well as, everybody else in Vienna.

    Cheers!

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    Rogerio Lima, PhD
    Senior Research Officer
    National Research Council of Canada
    ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS) Vice President
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