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