Iberian Vacuum Conference, RIVA-X

The Iberian Vacuum Conference, RIVA is a join meeting of the Spanish Vacuum Society (ASEVA) and the Portuguese Vacuum Society (SOPORVAC), and follows the series started in Braga, Portugal, in 1988, changing alternative the location between Portugal and Spain. The main goal of this conference is to cover the fields of vacuum and its applications, particularly on the fields of Fundamental and Applied Surface Science, Thin Films, Electronics Materials and Processing, Plasma physics, Vacuum Science and technology and Nanometer Scale processes.

The main aim of the Conference is to provide a forum where the most relevant and recent results are discussed. We invite scientists and engineers of Spain and Portugal, as well as those from other countries, to take part in this event, especially junior ones.

8th  European Topical Conference on Hard Coatings

One of the sessions inside Riva-X will be devoted to hard coating. Those submitting an abstract should indicate so on their forms.

RIVA-X will take place in Bilbao in the Bizkaia Aretoa centre from 4-6 October 2017.


Proceedings of the conference will be published in Vacuum. Check for details on the “Practical Information” section.



Applied Surface Science

Electronic Materials and Processing


Nanometer Structures

Plasma Science and Technology

Surface Engineering

Surface Science

Thin Films

Vacuum Science and Technology

Hard coatings

(*) In this session, the best posters/talk presented will be awarded by Biointerphases and MecWins.


List of invited speakers:


Prof. Lars Montelius (Director General INL, PT) “Social perspective of science”

Prof. Peter J Kelly (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)   “The production of photocatalytic materials by magnetron sputtering techniques”

Prof. Marek Rubel (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), SE)   “The role of surface analysis in studies of  plasma wall-interaction in controlled fusion devices”

Dr. Ibon Bustinduy Uriarte (European Spallation Neutron Source Bilbao (ESS), ES) “The European Spallation Neutron Source project”



Prof. Osvaldo de Melo (Universidad de La Habana, Cuba) “Vapor phase growth and phase stability of bidimensional tellurides MoTe2 and Bi2Te3”

Prof. Clemens Laubschat (Technische Universität Dresden, DE)  “Functionalization of graphene layers on transition-metal substrates”

Dr. Carlo Morasso  (Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Clinical Biophotonics, IT)  “SERS analysis of  human serum as possible tool for the diagnosis”

Prof. Tomas Polcar (University of Southampton, UK)  “Recent advances of solid lubricants prepared by vacuum-related processes”

Prof. Jose Ignacio Pascual  (Nanogune, ES)  “On-surface synthesis for the growth of functional nanoribbons”

Pedro Salomé (Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, INL, PT) “Materials for photovoltaic cells”

Dr. Michael Foerster (ALBA synchrotron, ES) “Magnetism catches the wave”

Dr. Otmar Zimmer (Fraunhofer IWS, DE) “PVD hard coatings > 20 microns, new perspectives for thin film application”


Further information: aseva@icmm.csic.es