Functional Materials Engineering 2017

Functional Materials Engineering 2017

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IMO-IMOMEC – Hasselt University is organizing a five-day summer school on the topic of “Functional Coatings and Printed Electronics”. In this summer school, contemporary topics in ink and coating chemistry and functional coating engineering are covered by academic experts in the field and by doctoral students and postdocs from Hasselt University. Each day is composed of expert lectures in the morning and lab-work in the afternoon.


September 11-15, 2017


In this summer school on “Functional Coatings and Printed Electroncs” a complete and in-depth overview will be given on the materials applied for functional coatings and printed electronics, the deposition techniques to achieve these layers, the characterization and the broad range of applications that can be envisaged. In this five-day workshop, each day will be dedicated to one part of the printing/coating value chain. Each day, in the morning session there will be academic lectures on the topic of the day and in the afternoon there will be lab-work on the topic to get acquainted with the expertise it needs to work in the field of printing and functional coating. On the first day, the scope will be on the material development and ink formulation. On the second day, the focus will be on the printing and coating technologies. Characterization will be envisaged on the third day where after on the fourth day applications developed in this field will be explained. On the fifth day, we will finalize the labo-work with a demo sessions of the applications developed during the hands-on workshops in the afternoon. As in this summer school, expert talks and hands-on sessions are combined in a very creative environment, it is the ideal workshop for PhD students and researchers that are new in the field of printing and coating but also for already experienced researchers and students to broaden their scope on the full value chain of Functional Coatings and Printed Electronics. 


The summer school is directed to PhD students and postdocs from Flemish universities, but also students from other neighbouring universities and research institutions are welcome. As each afternoon is filled with hands-on sessions, subscription is limited to 25 participants, however, the academic lectures in the morning are open for a larger audience.