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COVID-19 Updates: CCAPS and the University

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course

View of UofM East Bank campus from Coffman Union Lawn

An online course, Short Course on Precision Coating and Drying, will be offered on January 14 and 15, 2021.  Please go to https://cpfpshortcourse.cems.umn.edu/ for more information.  Check back here for updates on the 3-day course in 2021.


  • Dates: TBD
  • Location: Keller Hall, University of Minnesota East Bank campus
  • For: Engineers seeking a deeper understanding of coating processes and processing problems; physical scientists concerned with the formulation of coating liquids for processability and microstructure development

This course provides coating engineers and their colleagues with an understanding of the principles of the many processes by which liquid coatings are applied and solidified.

The Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course was developed by L. E. “Skip” Scriven (1931−2007), Regents Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, and is now led by Professor Lorraine Francis. 

Sponsored by

Coating Process Fundamentals Program (CPFP)
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (IPRIME)

Location, Accommodations, and Getting Here

Course Location

The course will be held in Keller Hall on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis East Bank campus


The University of Minnesota is an urban campus. There is public parking on campus for a charge, but space is limited.

If you are driving locally, daily parking is available in various public parking lots/ramps on the East Bank campus. The least expensive parking is in Flat Lot 37 on Fifth Street SE ($4 per day). Parking also is available in the University Avenue Ramp next to the McNamara Alumni Center ($12 per day) or the Washington Avenue Ramp next to the University Hotel Minneapolis ($12 per day). A special all-day parking rate of $6 is offered at the Oak Street Ramp if you enter before 7 a.m. 

Light-rail transportation to the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis East Bank campus from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport is available. For detailed information, visit Metro Transit and Campus Maps.

Getting Here

In addition to taxis and car service, here are some other transportation options:

Light Rail

Light-rail service is available to The Commons Hotel from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. From the airport take the Minneapolis/Target Field Blue Line to the US Bank Stadium Station, then transfer to the Saint Paul/Union Depot Green Line and, after a short five-minute ride, exit at the East Bank Station. The East Bank Station is across the street from The Commons Hotel. Trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and run approximately every 10−15 minutes. The trip from the airport to the East Bank Station generally takes 35−45 minutes. One-way fare is $2.00−$2.50 depending on time of day. View information and route map.

Travelers can find metro bus route information on the Metro Transit website.


Metro Transit also provides bus service to many areas throughout the Twin Cities. For information on schedules, maps, and fares, please visit the Metro Transit website.


SuperShuttle offers convenient shuttle service to area locations. Call 800-BlueVan or visit the SuperShuttle website to reserve your transportation.

Continuing Education Credits

The Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course is offered for 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable leadership, and qualified instruction. Participants who wish to receive CEUs are expected to attend all scheduled sessions of the course.

Contact Info

Technical Questions

Lorraine Francis, Course Director
University of Minnesota

Registration Questions

College of Continuing and Professional Studies
612-625-2900 | ccapsconf5@umn.edu

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