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Short Course 2021

12th Short Course on Coating and Drying of Thin Films and 5th Thin Film Technology Forum will take place from June 21th to June 25th 2021 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.

5th 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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Steven Abbot in his blog about the Short Course:
Short Course 2019:
  • “Excellent introduction in coating and drying of films. Demonstrates the complexity, offers better unterstanding of processes“
  • “Very interesting course, lots of information on all coating application! Building bridge from university to industrial applications”
  • “Well built-up structure, wide range of theory and application covered, too short time for discussion/break“
  • “High level talks with broad range of topics but with good scientific and practical depth, also on application”
  • “Good structure”

Workshop 2019:

  • “Good to see how the theory of the courses works in real life”
  • “Experiments were very well prepared and perfectly organized”
  • “Interesting, well organized”
  • “Good coverage of application of topics covered in course”
  • “Interesting material analysis; nice discussions"

Forum 2019:

  • “Broad topics --> nice“

  • “Good to see more application topics after the short-course. Very well organized, interesting“

  • “Good content“
  • “Very good selection of topics; all very good speakers“

  • “Really enjoyed the symposium“

  • “Sehr gute, informative Beiträge“

  • “Very balanced program and interesting presentations; very good organization“

  • “Very good forum again; please include more coating-related presentations next time - see you next year"


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. W. Schabel (KIT)
  • Dr.-Ing. P. Scharfer (KIT)
Speakers from industry and academia at the Short Course 2020
  • Prof. Dr. Steven Appott (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. A. Routh (Cambridge University, UK)

  • Dr. Peter Schweizer (Schweizer Consulting, CH)

  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Willenbacher (KIT)

  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)

  • M.Sc. Tobias Börnhorst (KIT)

  • M.Sc. Jochen Eser (KIT)

Speakers from industry and academia at the Forum 2020

  • Prof. Fritz Bircher (IPRINT, CH)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Kleine-Jäger (BASF SE)

  • Dr.-Ing. Bastian Westphal (Volkswagen AG)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing.-habil. Hermann Nirschl (KIT)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea (TU Darmstadt)

  • Dr. Ludovic Pauchard (Univ. Paris, FR)

  • Prof. Dr. Jens Tübke (Fraunhofer ICT, KIT)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer (TU Braunschweig)
  • Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Haselrieder (TU Braunschweig)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Diehm (KIT)

  • M.Sc. Jana Kumberg  (KIT)

  • M.Sc. Lisa Merklein (KIT)

  • Dipl.-Ing. Max Tönsmann (KIT)
  • M. Eng. Victor Gracia (KIT)
  • M.Sc. Jochen Eser (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Julian Klemens (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Sandro Spiegel (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Andreas Altvater (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Philipp Quarz (KIT)
  • M. Sc. Thilo Heckmann (KIT)