May 07 - 10

Giardini Naxos

Sicily, Italy

Materials, Interfaces, Processes in Industrial and Basic Research Applications

The AIV XXIV Conference focuses on several strategic and fundamental goals of Horizon 2020 program and looking ahead to Horizon Europe, the next EU Research & Innovation program (2021-2027). The Conference will be a forum for researchers to present the most recent developments, provide prospects for development, promote competitiveness and innovation in the global economic growth and stimulate collaborative efforts between researchers and industrial world.

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Participating Companies

AIV Partner | Pfeiffer Vacuum
AIV Partner | Microla Optoelectronics Srl
AIV Partner | Cinquepascal S.R.L.
AIV Partner | Nippon-Gases Rivoira S.r.l.
AIV Partner | Lira S.r.l.
AIV Partner | Assing S.p.A.
AIV Partner | Design Gang
AIV Partner | Gambetti Kenologia Srl
AIV Partner | Hiden Analytical
AIV Partner | Evatec
AIV Partner | Agilent Technologies
AIV Partner | Kurt J. Lesker Company
AIV Partner | Kenosistec Srl
AIV Partner | Saes Getters
AIV Partner | MDC Vacuum Products

Under the patronage of

AIV Partner | Politecnico di Torino
AIV Partner | AVS
AIV Partner | Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche


Conference Sessions

The conference program will feature oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to the topic sessions.

Opening (9:00-9:20, May 8th 2019)
 Prof. Luciano Scaltrito - Opening of the Conference by AIV President
 Prof. Salvatore Cuzzocrea -  Magnifico Rettore - Università di Messina
 Dr. Espedito Vassallo - Introduction by the Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Plenary Lectures

Marco Borra (Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Naples, Italy), May 8th 2019
Technologies for exploring and exploiting from the macro to the microscopic resources in marine ecosystems and understanding human interactions

Sabrina Sartori (Department of Technology Systems, University of Oslo, Norway), May 9th 2019
Towards next-generation renewable energy technologies

(Synthesis of multifunctional surfaces, Interface design, nanostructured coatings and surfaces for applications in harsh environments)

- Maria Dinescu (National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO)
Lasers in soft material engineering: Laser Direct Writing via Multi Photon Absorption and Laser Induced Forward Transfer

- Davide Mariotti (Ulster University, UK)
Atmospheric pressure plasmas for energy materials

-Vincenza Armenise (University of Bari “Aldo Moro” )
Atmospheric pressure cold plasma functionalization of 3D polyurethane foams and heavy metal ions adsorption from water 

-Cristina Balagna (Politecnico di Torino)
Co-sputtered nanostructured antibacterial coating on air filters 

-Francesco Antolini (ENEA, Roma)
Micro Quantum Dot-Light Emitting Diode and Organic Light Emitting Diode Direct Patterning (MILEDI) 

-A. Milella (Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro’’, Bari )
Nanostructured iron oxide thin films as photoanodes for water splitting 

-V. Mollica Nardo (CNR, Messina)
SERS and DFT study of indigo adsorbed on silver nanostructured surface

-F. Montagner (ICMATE- CNR, Padova)
Protective hard ceramiccoatingsdeposited via High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering 

-Matteo Pedroni (CNR, Milano)
Development of aBiVO4/WO3system by plasma magnetron sputteringfor photoelectrochemical water splitting 

-Milena Salvo (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Surface pre-treatments to improve joint strength of ceramics 

-Claudia Triolo (Università di Messina)
Generation of Plasmon-Vortex around a single elliptical nanohole in a gold film 

-S. Trusso (IPCF-CNR , Messina)
Characterization of novel platinum-free nanostructured gold counter electrode for DSSCs prepared by pulsed laser ablation


-A. Ballesio (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
A novel Graphene transfer for flexible electronics

-Vincenza Armenise (University of Bari “Aldo Moro” )
Plasma deposition of coatings with oxygen containing functionalities on  alumina microparticles

(Catalysis, nanosized electronics, energy harvesting, biotechnology and bio-medical research)
-Cecilia Pederzolli (FBK – Povo (TN))
Smart biointerfaces for cancer biomarkers analysis in extracellular fluids 

-Marco Smerieri (Istituto dei materiali per l'elettronica ed il magnetismo-CNR)
Understanding biointerfaces at the nanoscopic level

-Giuseppe Cassone (Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences,  Brno, Czech Republic )
Catalyst-free hydrogen synthesis fromliquid ethanol: an ab initiomolecular dynamics study 

-Giorgio Speranza (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)
RxpsG a new open projetc for XPS AES data processing 

-Giorgio Speranza (Università di Trento)
Influence of GO coatings as bio-active platform for tissue regeneration 

-Giuseppe Trusso (Università di Catania)
Enantioselective Epoxidation With HybridOrganic/Inorganic Materials 

-Luca Vattuone ( Università di Genova)
Chemical reactivity of pristine and defected supported graphene 

-A. Puliafito (IRCC, Candiolo)
3D microfluidic platform for the study of cells chemotaxis 

-S. Marasso (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
OECTs as a multipurpose device for biosensing

(The session focuses on the latest developments on running and planned fusion experiments)

- Rudolf Neu (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik , Garching (DE)
Materials and components for DEMO

- Hans Van Eck (FOM Institute DIFFER, Netherlands)
Contribution of a linear device to fusion research (Magnum PSI)

- Giuseppe Zollino (Consorzio RFX - Università di Padova)
Scenarios for power generation in Italy

- G. Polli (ENEA Frascati)
DTT: Overview and Status of the Project

- Carmine Castaldo (Enea, Frascati)
Dust particles in magnetic fusion devices 

-Valentina Casalegno (Politecnico di Torino)
CO-Sputtered W/FE interlayers for joining tungsten to steel

-A. De Lorenzi (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
HV Holding in Vacuum, a Key Issue for the ITER Neutral Beam InjectorThe contribution of Consorzio RFX 

-Diego Marcuzzi (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility status 

-B. Padalino (IIT, Milano)
Multifunctional nanoceramic barriersfor breeding blanket applications 

-M. Rebai (Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca)
Advancements of neutron and ?-ray diagnostics for fusion device and perspectives for ITER 

-S. Roccella (Enea, Frascati)
CPS Liquid Metal Divertor cooled by ‘low’ temperature water 

-Luigi Semeraro (Fusion for energy, ALP, Spain)
From point metrology to cloud data for ITER assembly


-F. Degli Agostini (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
Metrology for integration and installation activities at the PRIMA Test Facility 

-L. Lotto (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
The realization ofthe High Voltage Short Gap Test Facilty 

-M. Maniero (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
Preparation of a double polarity dc experiment at the High Voltage Padova Test Facility 

-D. Ravarotto (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
Proposal for upgrades of the control and data acquisition system of the Negative Ion Source NIO1 

-R. Rizzieri (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
The CAesium Test Stand for the development of the caesium ovens for negative ion sources

-D. Rigamonti  (Istituto  di Fisica  del  Plasma,  CNR,  Milano )
Recent  development  of  inorganic  scintillators  for  2.5 MeV neutron spectroscopy of fusion plasmas 

(Exploiting additive manufacturing, Materials and processes, Design for additive manufacturing, Next generation of additive manufacturing technologies)

-Luca Iuliano (DIGEP, Politecnico di Torino)
Additive Manufacturing at Politecnico di Torino: design support for processes, systems and materials

-Salvatore Iannotta (Socio onorario AIV)
Organic Electrochemical Transistors and  Additive Manufacturing: a perspective in sensing and biosensing

- Barbara Mazzolai (IIT – Pisa),
Plant-like soft robots growing by additive manufacturing

- Enrico Tamburini (SPEA – Volpiano, TO)
Progetto SMART3D (Industry 4.0)

Valentina Bertana (Politecnico di Torino)
Intrinsically conductive polymer for 3D printing applications

Annalisa Chiappone (Politecnico di Torino)
Nanocomposites for DLP- Sl 3D Printing

-Mattia Bartoli (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Biochar as effective tool for conductive polymers composites production 

-Manuela Galati (DIGEP, Politecnico di Torino)
An innovative approach of the Design for Additive Manufacturing applied to industrial case studies 

-Giulia Massaglia (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Electrospun Nanofibers as advanced materials for bio-devices 

-Matteo Perini (Università di Trento)
Die casting mold repair by Hybrid Manufacturing 

-Francesco Perrucci (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino/Microla Optolectronics srl)
Laser weldability of polymeric 3Dprinted parts 

-Marzia Quaglio (Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia )
Microfluidic modeling of porous media by additive manufacturing

-Enrico Manini (Thallosjet Srl, Pont Saint Martin, Aosta - Italy)
Thallosjet a printer for research and additive manufacturing applications

-Sergio Bisone (PEAKJET srl, Italy)
Thermal Inkjet micro-deposition: a tool for research and additive manufacturing

-G. Scordo (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
3D printed suspended micro-filter integrated in a printed microfluidic channel 

(New materials, technologies and approaches for a sustainable development)

- Cosimo Gerardi (Enel Green Power)
High efficiency HJT solar cells: Innovative silicon based PV technology for reducing energy generation costs in solar plants.

- T. Col. Franco Colombo (Meteorologo - Servizio Meteo Aeronautica)
WRF-SOLAR: L'utilizzo dei modelli meteorologici a supporto delle produzioni energetiche

-Simona Binetti (Università di Milano Bicocca)
The current status and future prospects of chalcogenide thin film solar cells 

-S. Boscarino (CNR-IMM, Catania)
ZnO-MWCNTs hybrid layer for UV light detection 

-Roberta Busca (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Multi-layer film Passivation Study for reliability performances enhancement of power semiconductor devices 

-G. Castorina (Università di Messina)
Use of innovative technologies, materials and models in the aeronautical environment

- Davide Cimmino (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
High Voltage Temperature Humidity Bias (THB-HV) Ad-hoc Measurement system for Reliability Assessment of Power Semiconductor devices in harsh environment applications for energy conversion 

-S. Filice (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Highly effective and reusable sulfonated polymer nanocomposites for water purification applications

- Giuseppe Firpo (Università di Genova)
Surfaces effects of thin polymeric membranes for CO2 capture and to reduce its emissions 

-A. Gulino (Università di Catania)
Molecular Nanostructures Covalently Assembled on Functionalized surfaces 

-Marco Leonardi (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Metal Oxide-Chitosan nanocomposites for efficient and smart fertilization

-R.G. Milazzo (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Electroless deposited IrOxnanoparticles for Ni foam functionalization with low iridium loading 

-Alessandro Pedico (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Graphene Oxide Membranes for Water Purification 

-S.M.S. Privitera (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Electrochemical water splitting with functionalised Ni foam electrodes 

-G. Sciuto (DIEEI, Università di Catania)
Proposal of repowering of a Large Photovoltaic Plant  with feed-in premium locate in Sicily 

-Emanuele Smecca (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Hybrid Perovskites for Photovoltaics: challenges and opportunities 

-Giacomo Torrisi (Università di Catania)
New concept of transparent electrodes: the multilayer structure of TCO/Ag/TCO for PV applications 

-Martina Ussia (Università di Catania)
Hybrid Nickel-free graphene polyporphririn photocatalyst: Time-saving formulation and photodegradation studies

-Felice Catania (DISAT, Politecnico di Torino)
Spectrophotometrical monitoring system, integrated in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, for continuous heavy metal detection near offshore sites.

-R.G. Milazzo (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Nano-Porous PtNPs on Si substrates obtained with galvanic displacement deposition  

- A. Sciuto (Università di Catania)
Finite Element Method to determine Quantum Efficiency of microstructured Photovoltaic Devices 

-Francesca Monforte (CNR-IMM, Catania)
Nucleation ad growth of ZIF8 and MIL frameworks on silicon-based substrates and copper foils

-R. Puglisi (CNR, Catania)
Control on the physico-chemical properties of the Si nanowires surface 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit your abstract in 3 simple steps!
Step 1: Guidelines
The abstract to be submitted can contain text and images without attachments and/or executable files.
Abstract should be original work. All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use. Abstract should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
Please noted that AIV allows the submission of only one paper for registration. Of course, a corresponding author can be the same for multiple papers, but each paper should have a different registered author participating the conference.
The abstract must summarize the problem, approach and results obtained. It must be objective and technical. No trade names, trademarks, product names or a commercial tone allowed.
Prepare your abstract following the template provided at the following link:
Link template

The submission of abstracts for a poster presentation is extended until April 30, 2019

Step 2: How to submit
Abstracts must be submitted through the conference registration form. Submission by any other means, such as mail or email, will not be accepted. Do not make multiple submissions of the same abstract. Abstracts must be prepared in English.
During the submission please select the topic of the abstract between the list presented.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee on the basis of the scientific quality and of the relevance with respect to the conference themes and objectives.
A confirmation will be sent to the email address given when submitted. Author notification will be sent by April 15th, 2019. In the notification it will be clarified if the presentation will be oral or with a poster.
Presentation Times: 20 minutes for technical presentations.
If you have any questions, please contact

Step 3: submit
You can submit your abstract at the bottom of the page

Contribution must be of technical-scientific nature. Promotional material will be rejected.
The poster must be in English and have the max. following dimensions: 80 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).
The authors are responsible to bring and place their poster on the stand at the beginning of the Conference and to remove it at the end of the event.

Student award

AIV is offering a student award for the best oral or poster presentation. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of 400 €. A maximum of three finalists will be selected. The selection of finalists and the award winner will be made by the scientific committees based on scientific merit and originality of their work.

Basic vacuum course

On the registration form, participants can select to take the course in Basic Vacuum.
The course will be held on 7th May 2019, from 10:00 to 18:00, at the Hilton Hotel, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos (ME). The course will be held in ITALIAN language.
The vacuum technology course issues a certificate following the passage of a final test. The certificate can provide university credits for doctoral programs.

H2020 course

On the registration form, participants can select to take the course in Horizon 2020 Project Management and Finance. From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe. The course will be held on 9th May 2019, from 13:30 to 15:00, at the Hilton Hotel, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos (ME). The course will be held in ITALIAN language.

Call for paper
Original research papers will be considered for publication in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS).

More information:
JVST October 2018
XXIV AIV 2019 - JVST Manuscript Submission Information


Scientific Committee


E. Vassallo
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR - Milano)


Antonio Terrasi
(Università di Catania)
P. Ossi
(Politecnico di Milano)
S. Dal Bello
(Consorzio RFX, Padova)
F. Fracassi
(Università di Bari)
F. Ghezzi
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR – Milano)
A. Tagliaferro
(Politecnico di Torino)
C. F. Pirri
(Politecnico di Torino & IIT, Center for Sustainable Future Tech. @Polito)
M. Rocca
(Università di Genova)
R. Cimino
(INFN - Frascati)
M. Cocuzza
(Ist. dei Materiali per l'Elettronica ed il Magnetismo, CNR-Parma)
G. Mazzitelli
(ENEA Frascati)
F. Di Fonzo
(IIT, Center for Nanoscience and Technology @Polimi)
G. Speranza
(FBK, Trento)
S. Gammino
(Laboratori Nazionali del Sud – LNS/INFN, Catania)
G. Ceccone
P. Michelato
(INFN-LASA Segrate, Milano)
D. Crippa
(LPE, Bollate)
S. Magazù
(Univesità di Messina)

Organizing Committee

L. Scaltrito
(Politecnico di Torino)
E. Maccallini
(Saes Group)
S. Ferrero
(Politecnico di Torino)
A. Lamberti
(Politecnico di Torino)
G. Melis
(Politecnico di Torino)
S. Cerdonio
(Agilent Technologies Italia)
S. De Angelis
(Air Liquide, Catania)

Useful Information


Conference Center Hilton Giardini Naxos, Sicily (IT)
Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME

Transportation from the Catania Fontanarossa airport

Public transport
From the airport there is a direct bus to Taormina, which also stops at Giardini-Naxos. The bus stop "Recanati" is the main destination stop.
Buses leave every hour. The bus stop is about a hundred meters to the right as you exit the airport.
Tickets can be purchased at the desks arranged at the airport, at the Arrivals Terminal Square (100 meters to the right Interbus bus shelter - Etna Trasporti) Tel: 3483921803
(from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 8.15 pm - Sundays and holidays from 8.00 am to 11.45 am and from 2.45 pm to 8.15 pm)
Regional tickets can also be purchased directly on the bus.
The ATM service is not available!
The ticket costs about € 8 per person approx. The journey takes about an hour and a quarter.

Approximate cost of travel by taxi is around 110 Euros. The journey takes about an hour. The taxi stand is in front of the bus exit.

It is possible to rent a car at the parking lot in front of the airport. All major rental companies are present (Avis, Hertz, Maggiore, Auto Europa).
From the airport it is possible to reach Giardini Naxos in about an hour, taking the A18 motorway towards Messina, exiting at the Giardini-Naxos tollbooth.

Transportation from Palermo Punta Raisi airport
Take the A19 Palermo-Catania motorway towards Catania. At the end of the A-19 follow the signs to take the A-18 motorway. Take the Giardini Naxos exit and follow the indications to Recanati. The distance is 285 Km.

Affiliated accommodation:
B&B La Stella Di Naxos, reference contact Aisatà   3662410333
B&B Profumo Di Mare, reference contact Marema  3807833438
Hotel La Rusticana Di Gullotta Antonina
Hotel Hilton

Organizing Secretary

Angela Riggio 
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR – Milano),,
M +39 348 5465168

Important Dates

Conference Registration:
March 15 th, 2019
Exhibition Registration:
March 15 th, 2019
Abstract Submission:
March 29 th, 2019
Paper submission deadline:
July 15th, 2019

Social Events & Cultural Tours

May 8 th 2019
Time: 22.00 – 23.00
Concert of the Concentus Quartet (Orchestra Teachers of the V. Bellini Theater of Catania)
Place: Hilton Giardini Naxos, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME
Admission: Free access for all registered participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors.
Tour to Etna and Social Dinner
May 9 th 2019
Time: 15:00 – 23:00
Trip on the Etna and at the Sapienza refuge. Guided tour of the cellars Nicosia, then dinner at the cellars Nicosia of Trecastagni
Admission: Free access for regular delegates and accompanying persons with a valid ticket.
Transfer: Transportation will be provided from Giardini Naxos to Etna and back.


Registration Fees

Early registration till 15 March 2019
Late registration from 16 March 2019 and onsite
350,00 €
400,00 €
Regular + vacuum course
450,00 €
500,00 €
200,00 €
250,00 €
1600,00 €
2000,00 €

*born in 1989 and successive years

You can register yourself in person at the conference also during the day on May 7th, from 2 to 6 pm

AIV was established in 1963 as Italian Vacuum Association with the aim of fostering the diffusion of the knowledge in vacuum science and technology and its application to surface and material sciences, interfaces and materials for the electronic, thin films, plasma physics as well as metallurgy. From the very beginning AIV has devoted remarkable efforts to connect the industrial and the academic worlds, trying to have them communicate effectively through dedicated initiatives, like workshops, seminars, conferences or schools. Since January 2008 AIV has changed his name in AIV-Italian Association of Science and Technology, redefining its scopes and broadening them to encompass the diffusion of the knowledge of vacuum science and technology in a variety of fields and applications related to new materials, devices and processes based on vacuum. With this change the focus of the Association is shifted from the pure vacuum science and technology to a variety of consolidated and emerging areas which have vacuum as a common thread. AIV is a member of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA).


Regular Regular + vacuum course Student*
Access to all scientific sessions
Access to poster and industry exhibitions
Coffee breaks
Congress bag
Certificate of attendance
Free copy of congress abstract
The book “Introduzione alla Tecnologia del Vuoto” Ed. Ferrario
Invitation to the opening ceremony and welcome reception
Invitation to the social events & cultural tours
Invitation to the Gala Dinner
Includes vacuum course
Includes H2020 course
Includes AIV membership 2019

AIV XXIV Conference Exhibition Information

The AIV XXIV will give an opportunity to network and showcase your company to educators, students, industry executives and senior technical professionals

Exhibitor Package

One booth, includes 2 chairs, a table    
Free WiFi Internet connection    
Name listing on exhibitor pages on conference webpages    
Company logo on all conference programs   
One complimentary full Conference access with ticket to Conference dinner    
Complete list of symposium participants   
One regular electric outlet   
Coffee breaks during the Conference    
Visitors and guests room booking (in agreement with AIV Secretary)    

Thank you for signing up
you will receive an email with all the necessary information



The fee will be paid:
Bank transfer intestate to A.I.V. - Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia,
C.F 80175730151, based in Milano - 20121, c/o FAST – P.le Morandi, 2
Banking: UBI-Unione di banche italiane agenzia di Piotello
IBAN: IT12X0311133590000000000783


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