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Special Interest Group Meeting : Structured & Freeform Surfaces
28th – 30th September 2022

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Special Interest Group Meeting: Structured & Freeform Surfaces
University of Huddersfield, UK
28th – 30th September 2022

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Structured and Freeform Surfaces play an increasingly important role in many technology advancements ranging from optics to biomedical and energy applications. The functional characteristics of such surfaces supersede those of “traditional” surfaces, thus opening research and development avenues and new challenges for their specification, fabrication, measurement and verification.

The next euspen Special Interest Group (SIG) on Structured and Freeform Surfaces meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government agencies to discuss state-of-the-art practice, and key research and development in the area of precision engineering associated with structured and freeform surfaces. The meeting includes keynote presentations, oral sessions, posters and training seminars covering the newest developments and research on structured and freeform surfaces.

For the Special Interest Group meeting on Structured Freeform Surfaces we have our local hosts:- Prof. Liam Blunt and Dr Zhen Tong from the University of Huddersfield, UK and the rest of the organising committee:- Prof. Benny Cheung from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK; Prof. Richard Leach from University of Nottingham, UK; Dr Oltmann Riemer from LFM, University of Bremen, DE;  Prof. Guido Tosello from Technical University of Denmark, DK;  Prof. Ben Whiteside from University of Bradford and Prof. Limin Zhu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CN

The Structured Freeform Surfaces meeting chair is Prof. Liam Blunt from the University of Huddersfield, UK

This event is supported by our local host:

A special focus will be given to research fields in the following topics:

Replication and additive techniques

  • Surface functionalisation
  • Replication processes (moulding, imprinting, embossing, …)
  • 3D micro-additive manufacturing technologies
  • Replication assessment and tolerance verification

Structured surfaces to affect function

  • Structured surfaces characterization, combining structured and freeform geometries
  • Functionality and structure (tribology, biology, …)
  • Manufacturing and measurement (in-line, in-situ), process control
  • Dimensional metrology for structured surfaces

Precision freeform surfaces 

  • Freeform surface characterisation
  • Functionality and topography (optics, aeronautics, …)
  • Manufacturing and measurement (in-line, in-situ), process control
  • Dimensional metrology for freeform surfaces

A special focus will be given to research fields in the following topics:

Large-scale surface structuring

  • Microstructures on large-scale surfaces (rigid and non-rigid)
  • Roll-to-roll patterning and structuring
  • Manufacturing and measurement (in-line, in-situ), process control
  • Dimensional metrology for large-scale surfaces

Advanced nanomanufacturing and metrology 

  • Nano-structured and functionalised surface characterisation
  • Nanomanufacturing processes (substractive, additive, formative)
  • Measurement and evaluation of nano-structured surfaces
  • Dimensional metrology at of nanoscale surfaces and structures

Key Dates:

8th July 2022
Online abstract submission deadline

22nd  July 2022
Notification of presentation award (oral/poster)

25th July 2022
Delegate registration open

Registration Fees

  • €195.00+VAT euspen student members*
  • €395.00+VAT euspen member
  • €495.00+VAT Non-euspen members
  • €595.00+VAT Exhibitor (table top)
  • €45.00+VAT  Networking Dinner  (Only applicable for Student Members)

* Student members fee is not inclusive of the networking dinner.

All speakers and presenters must register for the conference using the appropriate delegate fee.

Submit an abstract for Structured & Freeform Surfaces 2022

We are delighted to bring together leading expertise globally to an open forum for
focused presentations and discussions on Structured and Freeform Surfaces

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Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in Structured & Freeform Surfaces. Share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.


  • Replication and additive techniques
  • Structured surfaces to affect function
  • Precision freeform surfaces
  • Large-scale surface structuring
  • Advanced Nanomanufacturing and metrology

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts are expected to describe original work, previously unpublished and should indicate new and significant advances and their importance. Initially short abstracts comprising of approx. 300 words in length should be submitted online using the below links.

Following review a review of submitted abstracts, authors will be notified of acceptance of presentation mode (poster/oral).

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and transfer registration fee. In specific cases the organising committee reserves the right to deviate from the standard procedure.

Submission deadline: 8th July 2022

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