15th Anniversary Short Course & Forum 2024

A great success of this year's 15th short course "Coating and Drying of Thin Films“ and 8th “Thin Film Technology Forum”

It was, again, full house in 2024! In the Short Course as well as the Forum we had nationally and internationally most renowned scientists and speakers as instructors in front of an audience from mostly European countries!

Both events took place from June 3rd – 7th 2024. The program can be found here. Highlights of the week were talks and contributions from former TFT Ph.D. students on Monday (Dr.-Ing. Schmidt-Hansberg, BASF), Wednesday (Dipl. Ing. Cavadini), Thursday (Dr.-Ing Kumberg) and Friday (Dr.-Ing. Raupp), from industry (Varta, ACC, Leclanché) and academia (Univ. Cambridge, iPAT TU Braunschweig, Fraunhofer FFB, ZSW).

With the 15th Short Course we celebrated as well: „15 years anniversary of the TFT group” at KIT!
In 2009 the first professorship for Thin Film Technology (TFT) at KIT was founded. It was supported for 5 years with 3 million euros by a consortium of the companies BASF, BAYER, and ROCHE within the newly founded KIT and its KIT Elite Future Concept I in 2009. Prof. Knebel (Head of KIT Divsion III) congratulated at the TFT Forum to the 15 years anniversary. Prof. Schabel outlined the highlights from 15 years impact of the TFT group in an anniversary talk.

Starting from the beginning of TFT in 2009, he showed the fast increase in numbers of papers, master thesises and Ph.D. students including already successfully finished dissertation theses and as well the “thin films” at TFT in progress…

See pictures and feedback from the participants of our Course, Workshop as well as impressions of the TFT-Forum.

More impressions to our Short Course and Forum here: 15th Short Course and TFT-Forum and 15th Anniversary

Feedback from the 2024 Short Course with Workshop participants:

"Social dinner and breaks were super valuable!"
"A great combination of theory meets practice!"
"Very well organized"
"Excellent overview over different coating methods"
"Well balanced format - equal amounts of theoretical and applied subjects"
"Useful for us to solve problems and even optimize processes"
"Sehr gut, aber sehr viel!"
"Sehr umfangreich und erfahrungsreich!“

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Impressions from the 2024 event


Speakers & Instructors 15th Short Course

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer (KIT)
  • Prof. Gilbert Gugler (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Norbert Willenbacher (KIT)
  • Dr. Peter Schweizer (Schweizer Consulting, CH)
  • M.Sc. Alexander Hoffmann (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr. Hadj Benkreira (University of Bradford, UK)
  • Prof. Dr. Alex Routh (Cambridge University, UK)
  • M. Sc. Philipp Barbig (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Nadine Zimmerer (KIT)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Cavadini (CN Drying Technology)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Harald Döll (TSE Troller, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Steven Abbott (TCNF, UK)
  • Dr. Robert Beer (Polytype Converting, CH)
  • Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Schmidt-Hansberg (BASF SE)

& Short Course Workshop TEAM (4 practical workshops in smaller groups)

 Speakers 8th Thin Film Technology Forum

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Knebel (Head of KIT Division III)
  • Dr.-Ing. Jana Kumberg (Leclanché SA)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing.-habil. Hermann Nirschl (KIT)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade (TU Braunschweig)
  • Rainer Hald (CTO, VARTA AG)
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Hölzle (ZSW)
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Tübke (Fraunhofer ICT, KIT)
  • Dr. Zoreh Kiaee (Fraunhofer ISE)
  • Dr.-Ing Sebastian Raupp (BASF SE)
  • Dr.-Ing. Mathias Trojoski (Allgaier Process Technology)
  • M. Sc. David Burger (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Jonas Mohacsi (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Kevin Ly (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Julian Borho (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Lukas Lödige (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Thilo Heckmann (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Philipp Quarz (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Nadine Zimmerer (KIT)