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Short Course Coating and Drying of Thin Films / Thin Film Technology Forum

Short Course Coating and Drying of Thin Films:

Short course and Thin Film Technology Forum



  Karlsruhe, 4 - 6 June 2018 and 7 - 8 June 2018



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Organization: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. W. Schabel (KIT) and Dr.-Ing. P. Scharfer (KIT) 

The short course "Coating and Drying of Thin films" addresses engineers, scientists and technicians working in the areas of coatings, functional films, sensors, adhesives, paints, automotive coatings, patches, optical foils, tapes, diagnostics, membranes, printed electronics, fuel cells, battery coatings, who intend to get insight into fundamental and industrial aspects or to deepen their expertise.

Leading international scientists and experts from industry will report on topics of coating technologies, flow modeling, rheology, preparation of coating fluids and on  fundamentals and industrial aspects of drying technology, starting from basic process understanding up to recent research results and new trends in industry and academia with special emphasis on "Printed Electronics" and "Battery Coatings". Coating processes and drying technology are explained by easily accessible examples, both in lectures as well as in a practical workshop in the TFT Coating and Printing Lab.

On the last day, the 3nd Thin Film Technology Forum will take place, where renowned scientists will present and discuss recent research results and new trends in industry and academia focused on Printed and Organic Electronics, Direct Printing Technology for Industry 4.0 and Battery Coatings. For participants of the short course participation at TFT-Forum is included.

Venue Course:

KIT-Tagungszentrum (FTU), Seminarraum 157, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen,

Venue TFT-Forum:

KIT-Tagungszentrum (FTU), Lecture hall, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer (KIT)
  • and other speakers of the working group TFT

External lecturers and speakers (provisional list):

  • Dipl.-Ing. Andrea Glawe (Kroenert) - Short Course
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Willenbacher (KIT) - Short Course
  • Dipl.-Ing. Gilbert Gugler (Polytype, CH) - Short Course
  • Dr. Peter Schweizer (Polytype, CH) - Short Course
  • Prof. Dr. Hadj Benkreira (University of Bradford, UK) - Short Course
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Durst (FMP) - Short Course
  • Prof. Dr. Fritz Bircher (IPRINT, CH) - TFT-Forum
  • Dr. Alex Routh (Cambridge University, UK) - Short Course
  • Prof. Dr. Steven Abbott (TCNF, UK) - Short Course
  • Dipl.-Ing. Harald Döll (TSE Troller,CH) - Short Course
  • Ir. Ike de Vries (Holst Centre, NL) - TFT-Forum
  • Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Cavadini (CND Solutions) - Short Course
  • Dr. Stephan Sternowsky (Drytec) - Short Course
  • Dr. Paul Blom (MPI Polymer Research) - TFT-Forum
  • Dr. Stefan Guldin (UCL, UK) - TFT-Forum
  • Dr. Stephan Zöllner (tesa SE) - TFT-Forum
  • Dr. Armin Modlinger (Litarion) - TFT-Forum
  • Dr. Andreas Huth (VW-Varta Microbattery) - TFT-Forum














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