Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course

U of M Gateway on East Bank
  • Date: May 22−24, 2018
  • Location: Keller Hall, University of Minnesota East Bank campus
  • Registration: Registration is now open
  • Credits: 1.9 CEUs
  • 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)


See course topics here.

Program at a Glance

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8 a.m. Announcements Announcements Announcements
Morning Lectures Lectures Lectures
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Lectures Lectures Lectures (adjourn 3:30 p.m.)
  5−6 p.m. Reception and Posters   3:30−4:30 p.m. Optional Discussions




A limited number of registration spaces is available in the course. Early registration is strongly recommended.

Use online registration to register a single person and pay with a credit card. You will receive two separate receipt and registration confirmation emails from

Use the PDF registration form to register multiple people or to register someone other than yourself. Send form and payment to the address indicated on the form.

Early Registration Fees

Received on or before April 20, 2018

$1,795 − regular rate

$1,615 − discounted rate for IPrime members

Late Registration Fees

Received after April 20, 2018

$1,895 − regular rate

$1,715 − discounted rate for IPrime members

The course fees include instruction, course materials, lunches, refreshment breaks, and a reception. A refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee, will be made if a written request is received by April 20, 2018. Another person may attend in your place if you are unable to attend (prior notification is required). Please contact Jules Miller at with any registration questions or concerns.

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.

KRÜSS General Surface Science Overview Seminar


Monday, May 21, 2018
University of Minnesota
East Bank Campus

As international experts in surface and interfacial chemistry, KRÜSS develops and manufactures highly precise solutions for contact angle measurement, tensiometry, and foam analysis. Please join us for the General Surface Science seminar that provides both an overview of the scientific background and practical application using a wide range of measuring methods.

Registration is required. Visit the seminar website for more information..

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.

Hotel Sleeping Rooms

A block of sleeping rooms will be available at Graduate Minneapolis, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, located on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. Reserve your hotel room by April 20 for the rate of $160/night.

Lodging is also available at the Days Inn Hotel University Avenue SE and the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown.

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.

Contact Us

Technical Questions

Lorraine Francis, Course Director
University of Minnesota

Registration Questions

College of Continuing and Professional Studies
612-625-2900 |

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