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

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Registration Form Short Course and Thin Film Technology Forum 2019

Registration Form Thin Film Technology Forum 2019

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

May 13 - May 17, 2019

11th Short Course on Coating and Drying of Thin Films and 4th Thin Film Technology Forum will take place from May 13th to May 17th 2019 in Karlsruhe

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 & tapes, battery coating, paints & automotive coatings, medical patches & diagnostics, optical foils, membrane processing, printed electronics, fuel cells and smart 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 instructed by TFT staff members.

4th Thin Film Technology Forum, renowned scientists will present and discuss recent research results and new trends in industry and academia with a focus on Advances in Printing, Batteries, Smart Processes & Coatings


Coating International TFT Short Course and Forum Review

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  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. W. Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. P. Scharfer (KIT)
Speakers from industry and academia at the Short Course 2019
  • Prof. Dr. Steven Appott (TCNF, UK)
  • Dr. Kai K. O. Bär (Adphos Digital Printing)
  • 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. A. 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)

Speakers from industry and academia at the Forum 2019

  • Prof. Fritz Bircher (IPRINT, CH)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kleine Jäger  (BASF SE)
  • Dr. Armin Modlinger (Volkswagen AG)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing.-habil. Hermann Nirschl (KIT)
  • Dr. Ike de Vries (Holst Center, NL)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea (TU Darmstadt)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. An-Bang Wang (NTU, Taiwan)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade (TU Braunschweig)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)
  • Jana Kumberg M.Sc. (KIT)
  • Lisa Merklein M.Sc. (KIT)

Registration form Short Course and Thin Film Technology Forum 2019

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Feedback and comments regarding the past courses
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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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