Short Course on Complex Wetting 2017
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October 11-13, 2017
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Director: Prof. Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman
Language: English

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The Short Course on Complex Wetting has the aim to present the fundamentals and industrial applications of wetting phenomena to engineers and researchers in chemical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food engineering.

The fundamentals of interfacial physics and wetting phenomena are addressed during the first day of the course, together with the methods of theoretical and numerical description of wetting.

The second day is devoted to techniques for the preparation of surfaces and the characterization of interfaces as well as complex wetting phenomena. Experimental methods determining contact angle, interfacial tension, etc. are presented.

A special focus of the day lies on complex wetting phenomena, involving complex surfaces (soft, textured, porous, coated…), complex liquids (surfactant solutions) and on methods of controlling wetting phenomena.

The lectures on the third day present typical industrial applications relying on wetting phenomena such as functional printing and coating, prevention of ice accretion, etc.

The program foresees intensive discussions between the participants and the lecturers and also among the participants. The aim is to address on-going development and application problems suggested by the participants.

The Course Lecturers:

Dr. Elmar Bonaccurso
Project leader for surface technology and advanced materials at Airbus Group Innovations

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt
Director of the department Physics at Interfaces at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Edgar Dörsam
Head of the Institute of Printing Science and Technology, TU Darmstadt

Apl. Prof. Dr. Sc. Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet)
Head of the research group Interfacial Transport and Complex Wetting at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, TU Darmstadt

Dr. Holger Marschall
Head of a research group on advanced two-phase and interfacial flow simulations at the Chair of Mathematical Modeling and Analysis, TU Darmstadt

Dr. habil. Reinhard Miller
Head of the research group Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Rheology of Interfacial Layers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam

Apl. Prof. Dr. Sc. Ilia V Roisman
Head of the research group Dynamics of Drops and Sprays at the Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Robert Stark
Head of the Institute Physics of Surfaces, TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stephan
Head of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, TU Darmstadt

Prof. Victor Starov
Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea
Head of the Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, TU Darmstadt

Dr. Joachim Venzmer
Head of Research Interfacial Technology, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH


The CSI building at TU Darmstadt Lichtwiese Campus. Photo: CSI/Johannes Vogt

The CSI building main entrance. Photo: CSI/sk

The CSI building lecture rooms. Photo: CSI/sk

Darmstadt was a main centre for Jugendstil (art nouveau) in Germany and is worth sightseeing any time a year; Photo: Ulrich Mathias