Surface Science and engineering
Surface Science and engineering is the field of science which deals with the study of
the material surfaces and interfaces seeking to control and optimize
the properties of the surface of a material like corrosion, wear
resistance, biocompatibility etc. This is where Materials physics, Materials chemistry and corrosion engineering comes
into the picture. Many technologies and fields like Si device
technology,MEMS, biomaterials, nanomaterials, aerospace and automotive engineering employ surface engineering
principles for better coatings on materials- all seeking to
optimize various surface properties (e.g.
biocompatibility, corrosion and wear resistance).