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 Short Course

At ICMCTF, various short courses are offered by leading experts in their fields, providing training for scientists, engineers, technicians, and students. There are nine one-day courses being offered Sunday through Thursday during the conference week.

The cost of each day's course is $500.00 per participant and $130.00 per graduate student.

A $100 discount is granted if two courses are taken by a single participant, for three courses or more the discount is increased to $300. Discounts are not applicable to graduate student rates. 

For all courses, extensive course notes are provided.
Morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled.
■ Lunch is not included with the course fees

Questions pertaining to the actual registration process, please contact Heather Korff,

Click the individual course title for Course descriptions, objectives, content and instructors' pictures
Sun - May 19: Nanomechanics and Tribology of Thin Films and Coatings


Mon - May 20: Practical Thin Film Characterization Register
Mon - May 20: Reactive Magnetron Sputter Deposition Register
Tue - May 21: Thin Film Nucleation, Growth, and Microstructural Evolution Register
Tue - May 21: Industrial Surface Engineering: Fundamentals, Practice and Applications Register
Wed - May 22: In-situ and Ex-situ Ellipsometry Characterization of Thin Films Register
Wed - May 22: Fundamentals of HiPIMS Plasmas for Thin Film Deposition Register
Thu - May 23: Plasmas in Physical Vapor Deposition, including arcs and HiPIMS Register
Thu - May 23: Understanding and Control of Stresses in PVD Thin Films Register







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