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11th Short Course and 4th Thin Film Technology Forum 2019

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11th Short Course on Coating and Drying of Thin Films
4th Thin Film Technology Forum

May 13 - May 17, 2019

10th Short Course on Coating and Drying of Thin Films and 3rd Thin Film Technology Forum has taken place from June 4th to 8th , 2018 in Karlsruhe

The 3rd Thin Film Technology Forum was once again an excellent opportunity to report on current topics in thin film technology from an academic and industrial perspective and to establish contacts with experts from all over the world. Next years 4th TFT Forum will take place


May 16 - 17, 2019

following the 11th Short Course in May 13-16 2019


10 Nations met again at KIT to visit the "Thin Film Technology Forum" in Karlsruhe.
June 8, 2018: Numerous guests from Europe, America and Asia attended the 3rd Thin Film Technology Forum on June 7 and 8, 2018. In three thematic blocks, the participants and experts presented and discussed the latest developments in thin-film technology in the field of printed electronics, battery and smart coatings.

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The Short Course Coating and Drying of Thin Films addresses engineers, scientists and technicians working in the areas of coatings, functional films, direct printing, sensors, adhesives, paints, automotive coatings, patches, optical foils, tapes, diagnostics, membranes, printed electronics, fuel cells and battery coatings, who intend to get insight into more fundamental aspects with industrial applications or to deepen their expertise. Leading national and international scientists and experts from academia and industry will report on topics of coating technologies, rheology, preparation of coating fluids and about fundamentals and industrial aspects of drying technology.

Within the scope of the short course, coating processes and drying technology are explained interactively by easily accessible examples, both in lectures as well as in a practical Workshop in the TFT Coating and Printing Lab instructed by TFT staff members.

On the last two days of the course, the 3rd Thin Film Technology Forum will take place, where renowned scientists will present and discuss recent research results and new trends in industry and academia with a focus on Advances in Functional Films, Battery Coatings & Printing.

Feedback and comments regarding the past courses

Click here to read the full Coating International Review 
Steven Abbot in his blog about the Short Course:
Short Course 2018:
  • Für mich teilweise sehr wichtige Themen. Es haben sich neue Anregungen und Ansätze für meine Arbeit ergeben. Ebenso einige neue Kontakte
  • Sehr guter Überblick über alle Aspekte des Coating & Drying, verknüpft mit Auswirkungen auf technische Anwendungen
  • Very interesting course, good balance between theory and application.
  • Very good overview on drying and coating technologies as well as expert experiences in the area of thin films. Many opportunities to discuss with the experts
  • Great general overview over coating and drying and useful methods
  • Tolle Organisation und viele interessante Vorträge! Im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Veranstaltungen wurde gut auf den Zeitplan geachtet.
Workshop 2018:
  • Excellent
  • Good workshop. Perfect amount of time.
  • Gerade in Kombination mit den theoretischen Grundlagen sehr gute und verständliche Experimente
  • I really appreciate the example chosen for the practical experiment at the end of the course
  • Was a good, hands-on overview

Forum 2018:

  • A very nice forum where it is given the opportunity to interact mostly with the industrial environment
  • Interessante Einblicke in unterschiedliche Bereiche, Gute Gelegenheit zum Networking. Sehr interessante Gespräche
  • Very interesting presentations on printed and organic electronics processing and battery and smart coating at the interface between scientific and application community. Platform to discuss with experts in the fields
  • Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre, kommunikative und persönlich. Unterlagen gut und Abendveranstaltung sehr gut gelungen. Interessante Vorträge
  • Very nice and perfectly competent! Learned a lot!
  • Very interesting lectures, mostly related to actual the coating and drying processes
  • Insgesamt sehr gelungen. Etwas mehr Bsp./Probleme aus der Praxis zum Vertiefen der Theorie




  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. W. Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. P. Scharfer (KIT)
Speakers from industry and academia at the Short Course 2018
  • Dipl.-Ing. G. Gugler (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. N. Willenbacher (KIT)
  • Dr. P. Schweizer (Schweizer Consulting, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. F. Durst (FMP Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. H. Benkreira (University of Bradford, UK)
  • Dr. A. Routh (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • M. Sc. T. Fritzensmeier (KIT)
  • M. Sc. J. Eser (KIT)
  • Dipl.-Ing. P. Cavadini (CN Drying Technology UG)
  • Dipl.-Ing. H. Döll (TSE Troller AG, CH)
  • F. Lemm (Kroenert)
  • Dr. Kai K. O. Bär (adphos Digital Printig GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. S. Abbott (UK)

Speakers from industry and academia at the Forum 2018

  • Ir. I. de Vries (Holst Centre, NL)
  • M. Sc. L. Merklein (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr. F. Bircher (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. T. Kraus (Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini (Helmholtz-Institut Ulm
  • Dr. A. Modlinger (Volkswagen AG)
  • Dipl.-Ing. R. Diehm (KIT)
  • M. Sc. J. Kumberg (KIT)
  • Dr. M. Schmitt (BASF SE)
  • Prof. Dr. G. Brenn (TU Graz, AT)
  • Dipl.-Ing. M. Madron (Schaeffler AG)
  • Dr. K. Kampioti (CNRS Bordeaux, FR)

Registration form Short Course and Thin Film Technology Forum 2019

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