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Coating and Drying of Thin Films / TFT-Forum 2021 online

21.  - 25. Juni 2021


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

Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic it has been decided to transform this short course  and Thin Film Technology Forum into  a virtual event in 2021. 

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. 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 Thursday and Friday, the 5th 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 Printing, Batteries, Smart Processes and Coatings. For participants of the short course participation at TFT-Forum is included.

Updated Online Speakers list:

          Short Course

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr. Steven Abbott (TCNF, UK)
  • Dr. Robert Beer ((Polytype Converting, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Hadj Benkreira (University of Bradford, UK)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Cavadini (CN Drying Technology)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Harald Döll (TSE Troller, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Durst (FMP)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Gilbert Gugler (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Alex Routh (Cambridge University, UK)
  • Dr. Peter Schweizer (Schweizer Consulting, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Willenbacher (KIT)
  • Sandro Spiegel M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Thilo Heckmann M. Sc. (KIT)

          Experimental workshop (TFT Coating Lab) and visit PVD Coating Lab

  • Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel (KIT)
  • TFT group with topics in: Rheology & Wetting, Pilot-scale coating trials, Heat and mass transfer coefficients, Experimental drying curve


  • Prof. Dr. Ludovic Pauchard (CNRS, FR)
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Buchlin (von Karman Institute, BEL)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Turek (TU Clausthal)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kleine Jäger (BASF SE)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade (TU Braunschweig)
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Tübke (Fraunhofer ICT, KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. Bastian Westphal (VW AG)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hermann Nirschl (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer (KIT)
  • Dr. Helmut Rauner (cellcentric GmbH & Co.KG)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)
  • Jana Kumberg M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Lisa Merklein M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Víctor Gracia M. Eng. (KIT)
  • Simon Ternes M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Julian Klemens M.Sc. (KIT)

and further speakers of the TFT group
















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