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Postponed: Coating and Drying of Thin Films / TFT-Forum 2020

09.  - 13. November 2020


Short Course and Thin Film Technology postponed to June 21-25, 2021

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. 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.

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

Speakers (in 2020):

          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)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)
  • Tobias Börnhorst M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Jochen Eser M. Sc. (KIT)

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

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


  • Prof. Fritz Bircher (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea (TU Darmstadt)
  • Prof. Dr. Ludovic Pauchard (CNRS, FR)
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Buchlin (von Karman Institute, BEL)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kleine Jäger (BASF SE)
  • Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Haselrieder (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 (TU Braunschweig)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)
  • Jana Kumberg M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Lisa Merklein M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Dipl. Ing. Max Tönsmann (KIT)
  • Víctor Gracia M. Eng. (KIT)
  • Jochen Eser M. Sc. (KIT)
  • Simon Ternes M. Sc. (KIT)

and further speakers of the TFT group
















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