Interfaces are critically important to a broad spectrum of materials and technologies. In 2003, the first International Conference on Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced Materials (ICCCI2003) established an international forum for interface science and technology. Interest and participation doubled in 2006, at the second International Conference (ICCCI2006). In 2009, the third International Conference (ICCCI2009) will continue the discussion on interface characterization and control to design and manufacture high quality advanced materials. Interface characterization and control technology for nano- to micro-scale materials synthesis, powder processing, composite processing, joining, and to control airborne particulates will be addressed by scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and national laboratories. Additionally, joining technology for new metallic glasses and inorganic materials, and interface phenomena at high temperature will be featured as special topics at ICCCI2009.