CONFERENCE MAIN SESSIONS

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Monday, June 24, 2024 CONFERENCE DAY 1 Speaker
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Address
Introductory Session 01: Market Insights
8:45 – 9:25 Keynote 1: When Digital Meets Glass, New Worlds Open Up! Michael Robinson, Robinson Design, Italy
9:25 – 10:05 Keynote 2: Trends in Large Area Coating for Glazing Applications Dr. Paul C. Mogensen, Saint-Gobain Glass, France
10:05 – 10:35 Coffee break
Introductory Session 02: Technology Perspectives
10:35 – 11:15 Keynote 1: Flat Glass Sector and Value-Added Coatings Update Prof. Dr. Şener Oktik, Maltepe University, Türkiye
11:15 – 12:05 Keynote 2: Global Architectural Glass Trends Jorma Vitkala, Vitkala Association, Finland
12:05 – 12:45 Keynote 3: Advancements in Optical Interference Filters for Optical Sensing Applications Dr. Georg Ockenfuss, Viavi Solutions, USA
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch Break
Introductory Session 03: Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
14:15 – 14:55 The Catlab Project: Ultra Thin-Film Based Catalysis for Green Hydrogen and Fuels Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
14:55 – 15:35 Photovoltaics: understanding the 70 year story of continuous improvement Dr. Christof Erban, Germany, Sunovation
15:35 – 16:15 Coating Technologies for Energy Conversion and Storage: A Perspective on the Past and Future Prof. Elizabeth von Hauff, Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break
Session 01: Advanced Vacuum Processes
16:45 – 17:15 Keynote: Recent Developments in Ion Beam Sputtering Dr. Carsten Bundesmann, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V., Germany
17:15 – 17:40 Invited: Scalable Deposition of Thermochromic VO2-based Coatings for Energy-saving Smart Windows Prof. Jaroslav Vlček, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
17:40 – 18:00 Large Area Antipathogenic Surfaces based on Sputtered TiO2 Thin Films and Inline Flash Lamp Annealing Dr. Michael Hoffmann, Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
18:00 – 18:20 Better ‚Understanding of the Vacuum‘ to Improve Film Quality and Process Control Dermot Monaghan, Gencoa Ltd., United Kingdom
18:30 – 20:00 Poster Session & After Work Reception
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 CONFERENCE DAY 2 Speaker
Session 02: Atmospheric & Hybrid Processes tbc
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote: Decoration of Architectural Glass Using Inkjet Printing Dr. Dieter Holzinger, Tiger Coatings, Austria
9:00 – 9:25 Invited: Nanoparticle-based Solar Control Films Niall Killilea, Amperial Technologies, Germany
9:25 – 9:45 Advancements of Electrochromic Films for Energy-Efficient Glass Facades (FLEX-G 4.0 Project) Kira Grefkes, Coatema Coating Machinery, Germany
9:45 – 10:05 Directly Sprayable Anti-reflection Coatings for Deposition on Hot Glass Substrates Burak Okan, Şişecam Science Technology and Design Center, Türkiye
10:05 – 10:35 Coffee break
Session 03: Materials, Film Formation, Simulation, Process Control
10:35 – 11:05 Keynote: From Optical Optimization by Genetic Algorithm to Multiscale Thin Film Deposition Modelling: Application to Low-E Glass and Head-up Display Prof. Stéphane Lucas, University of Namur, Innovative Coating Solutions (ICS), Belgium
11:05 – 11:30 Invited: Advanced Optical In-line Monitoring: Hyperspectral Imaging and Beyond Dr. Jonas Golde, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS, Germany
11:30 – 11:50 Plasma Diagnostics for Enhanced Coating Processes Dr. Chanel Linnane, Impedans, Ireland
11:50 – 12:10 Thin Film Analysis by Variable Angle Spectroscopy in the Infrared Peter Van Nijnatten, OMT Solutions, The Netherlands
12:10 – 12:30 State of the Art Optical Thin Film Analyses for Industrial Applications René Feder, Fraunhofer IMWS, Germany
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
Session 04: Digitally-Supported Coating Technology
14:00 – 14:30 Keynote: Digital Transformation in Thin Film Deposition Dr. Holger Gerdes, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
14:30 – 14:55 Invited: Optical Coatings Computer-aided Production Dr. Michael Trubetskov, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics / OTF Studio GmbH, Germany
14:55 – 15:15 Advancing Glass Coating Quality Through In-Line Color Control Michael Saeger, X-Rite Pantone, Switzerland
15:15 – 15:35 Digital Solutions for Efficient and Sustainable Large Area Coating Anja Kalesse, Von Ardenne, Germany
15:35 – 16:05 Coffee break
Session 05: Thin Glass Processing & Handling
16:05 – 16:35 Keynote: Highly Flexible Displays: Challenges & Opportunities Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach, Hochschule Pforzheim, Display Lab, Germany
16:35 – 17:00 Invited: Damage Mechanisms in Glass Prof. Dr. Edda Raedlein, TU Illmenau, Germany
17:00 – 17:25 Invited: Glass Panel based Packaging and Applications in High Performance Computing and 5G Telecommunications Dr. Martin Letz, Schott AG, Germany
17:25 – 17:45 Mechanical characterization for reliable handling and functionalization of ultra-thin flexible glass Wiebke Langgemach, Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
17:45 – 18:05 Laser Polishing – A Way of Influencing Glass Surfaces Thomas Schmidt, Günter Köhler Institute for Joining Technology and Materials Testing (ifw Jena), Germany
18:30 – 21:30 Conference Banquet dinner & Awards Ceremony (Bus Shuttle from MESSE Dresden to Dinner available)
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 CONFERENCE DAY 3 Speaker
Session 06: Transportation & Architectural
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote: Physical Interpretation of Role of Optical Constants in Thermal Insulation and Heat Shielding Coating Dr. Hidefumi Odaka, AGC Asia Pacific, Singapore
9:00 – 9:30 Invited: Context is Everything: How Visual Environments and Lighting Influence Glass Appearance and Bird Deterrent Efficacy Alexander Sobolev, Guardian Industries Science and Technology Center (STC), USA
9:30 – 9:55 Invited: How Automotive Industry is challenging Coating Technologies for Display Cover Glasses Dr. Matthias Schiller, FLABEG Automotive Germany GmbH, Germany
9:55 – 10:15 Scale up of Vanadium Dioxide-Based Thermochromic Coating Deposition for Large Area Dr. Stephan Ulrich, Fraunhofer IST, Germany
10:15 – 10:35 Thermochromic Smart Window for Optimized Solar Heat Management: From Lab to Pilot-Scale Production Dr. Daniel Mann, TNO | Brightlands Materials Center, The Netherlands
10:35 – 11:05 Coffee break
Session 07: Optics, Sensors & Electronics
11:05 – 11:35 Keynote: Refractive Index Modification of Glass Surfaces for Datacom, Sensing and Quantum Packaging Julian Schwietering, Fraunhofer IZM, Germany
11:35 – 12:00 Invited: Enhancing Augmented Reality: Flexible Production of Slanted Surface Relief Gratings (SRG) with Ion Beam Technology Dr. Mandy Göring, scia Systems GmbH, Germany
12:00 – 12:20 Sputtered Optical Coatings for Sensor Applications in Adaptive Automotive Headlights Dr. Kerstin Täschner, Fraunhofer FEP, Germany
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch break
Session 08: Energy Conversion & Storage
13:30 – 14:00 Keynote: Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells – Is the Next Generation of PV Produced by Solution Coating? Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
14:00 – 14:25 Invited: R2R Methods for solid-state Battery Manufacturing D.Sc. (Tech.) Marja Vilkman, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
14:25 – 14:50 Invited: Organic Solar Cells Made in Vacuum: From Lab Cells to Large Scale Roll-to-Roll Production Dr. Karsten Walzer, Heliatek, Germany
14:50 – 15:15 Invited: Bridging the Gap: Scalable Research in Photovoltaics from Lab to Industry Dr. César Omar Ramírez Quiroz, FOM Technologies, Denmark
Closing remarks
15:20 – 18:00 Lab tours