Surfaces have a very important role for the function of many products. Surface
treatments and coatings can modify the surface properties strongly and can thus
contribute to achieve new or improved product functions. One of the most important
areas of functional coatings is tribology, where hard and superhard coatings are applied
to increase the wear resistance, to improve the anti-adhesion tendency or to change the
friction coefficient of a substrate.
This school will give an introduction to the state of the art of tribological thin-film
coatings: material composition, deposition processes and analysis techniques. This will be
achieved by lectures as well as by practical demonstrations and trainings. This topic will
be complemented by an introduction to Design of Experiments (statistical experiment
planning). The school is part of the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network ?Macro, Micro and
Nano Aspects of Machining ? MaMiNa?. It is open for MaMiNa Early Stage Reasearchers as
well as for external participants. It addresses master students, doctoral candidates and
The school is split in part A that will take place in Lodz, Poland and part B, which will take
place in Braunschweig, Germany.
- Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the
Technical University of Lodz (LUT), Poland
- Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Technology and Thin Films IST, Braunschweig,
? Theoretical lectures (total 2 days)
? Practical work (total 1 day)
? 2 evening social events
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Terms of participation
Participation is possible for both parts or only for part A or part B. Please apply for each
part separately following the deadline, see below! As the number of participants is
restricted the registration will be made on a first come ? first serve basis.
The participation is free of charge. It includes lunches, drinks during the breaks and
documentation (book ?Functional Coatings? by Prof. Bogdan Wendler + CD of the
presentations). Participants must pay for their travel and accommodation. Expenses during
the social events are not included.
Deadline for application: January 4, 2012
Together with the registration acknowledgement you will receive information about travel
Part A: Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Technical University of Lodz,
Stefanowskiego 1/15, 90924 Lodz, Poland (Next airport is Warsaw).
Further information about part A:
Technical University of Lodz
Prof. Bogdan Wendler, Head Dept. Coatings? Engineering
Phone +48 426 312 265
Part B: Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST,
Bienroder Weg 54 E, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany (Next airport is Hannover).
Further information about part B:
Dr. Jan Gäbler, Project Manager Department Diamond Technology
Phone +49 531 2155 625