University of Minnesota
Short Course on Precision Coating and Drying

Date: January 8th (Tuesday), 2019
Venue: Areal Annex Conference Room C in Gotanda
- Professor Lorraine Francis (Univ. of Minnesota)
- Professor Marcio Carvalho (PUC Rio)


The course instructors are Prof. Marcio Carvalho, a researcher in precision coating flow and Prof. Lorraine Francis, a researcher in microstructuring in drying process and both of them are leading researchers in the world in each area.

The text book to be provided, is the one originated by Prof. L.E. Scriven (1931-2007) based on his over 30 years contribution to coating process fundamentals research and also his collection of key papers, including his PhD students in this area, which is the reason why it is very worth participating this course for anyone working in this area. Actually the course text book at this time, has 185 pages in volume.

This course is being held at University of Minnesota every year as 3 day course but this time in Japan it is compressed in 1 day course focusing on key topics. Thinking about travel and accommodation cost to participate the course in US, this one in Japan is much cost effective. By Shuzo Fuchigami


This course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of premetered coating processes and solidification phenomena that are central to developing high performance, precision coatings used in a variety of industries. This one-day course includes content from the Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course held annually on the campus of the University of Minnesota each May. The course draws on decades of research in the Coating Process Fundamentals Program. Comprehensive course notes will be provided.


Marcio Carvalho, Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Principal investigator in the Coating Process Fundamentals Program. Research interests: Precision coating processes (slot, slide, curtain), fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena, rheology,

Lorraine F. Francis, Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota; Leader of the Coating Process Fundamentals Program. Research interests: Drying, curing, microstructure and stress development in coatings, printed electronics.


Time Detail
9:00 - 9:051. Welcome, Introductions. [LF]
9:05 - 9:352. Overview and basic phenomena.  [MC]
9:35 - 10:053. Liquid coating properties.  [MC]
10:05 - 10:354. Introduction to colloidal dispersions. [LF]
10:35 - 10:50Break
10:50 - 11:30 5. Slot coating.  [MC]
11:30 – 12:006. Tensioned web over slot coating.  [MC]
12:00 - 12:55Lunch
13:00 - 13:357. Slide and curtain coating.  [MC] 
13:35 - 14:15 8. Multilayer coating. [MC] 
14:15 - 15:009. Drying and microstructure.  [LF] 
15:00 - 15:15Break
15:15 - 16:15 10. Stress and stress-induced defects.  [LF]
16:15 - 17:0011. Examples of University of MN research with companies in IPRIME
17:00 - 17:10Break
17:10 - 18:30 12. Q & A, business card exchange  [MC & LF] 


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Course Fee Deadline
Early Bird Registration: 125,000 Yen (tax included)November 10, 2018
Regular Registration: 135,000 Yen (tax included)December 28, 2018

::: Cancellation Policy :::
- Cancellation on and before November 10, 2018 (Japan standard time): 100% refund.
- Cancellation on and after November 11, 2018 (Japan standard time): not refundable.
Please contact the registration support (registration for cancellation.

The registration deadline has passed.


Areal Annex Conference Room C in Gotanda
(1 minute by walk from JR Gotanda station)

Access information (Japanese)


Gotanda-Gokou building 2nd floor, Nishi-Gotanda 1-3-8, Shinagawa, 141-0031 Japan

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Coating Research Association,
Division of Materials and Interfaces,
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan