The evolution of TBC with emerging thermal spray technologies

Workshop on thermal spray coatings technologies and characterization

  • Teslova 3, Plzeň, Czech Republic
  • 10th - 11th April, 2018

Main objectives

Workshop on thermal spray coatings technologies and characterization

The objective of the workshop is to present the insight to the principle, technical aspects and development of Thermally Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings systems. The presentation of advanced thermal spray technologies, such as suspension or solution plasma spraying will be done in comparison with well-established processes. New types of coatings materials and variability of their microstructures will be also discussed. Besides the spraying process, the methods of TBC’s properties evaluation will take an important part of the presentations. Altogether, the workshop will bring a deeper understanding of the sophisticated coating system that plays irreplaceable role in power, aerospace or automotive industry.

Who should attend

Managers of sophisticated productions, products development and design engineers, technologists, scientists, lecturers and students interested in the field of surface engineering.


Eminent experts in Thermal Barrier Coatings deposition processes, materials and characterization & Members of European Thermal Spray Association

  • Prof. Lech Pawlowski - University of Limoges, France
  • Dr. Georg Mauer - Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Prof. Nicolaie Markocsan - University West, Sweden
  • Dr. Paolo Bison - Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Dr. Radek Mušálek – Institute of Plasma Physic, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Nicolas Curry – Treibacher Industrie AG‎, Austria
  • Dr. Thomas Grund – Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
  • Dr. Kateřina Dočekalová – Honeywell International, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Milan Honner – University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Gregory Szyndelman - Oerlikon Metco, Switzerland
  • Dr. Benno Gries - H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders, Germany



Optional program

Craft breweries of Pilsen tour

  • Plzeň
  • 11th April, 2018, 15:00 - 18:00

Take a tour around craft micro-breweries in Pilsen with our beer guide expert. You will visit 3 microbreweries in Pilsen and in each of them, the brewer or the owner will welcome you and take you for a short tour of the microbrewery. Part of each microbrewery visit is also a tasting of at least 3 samples of different beers. Beer snack will also be part of the tour in one of the beer places. The tour will take aprox. 2.5 - 3 hours.

Price: 40 eur/person or 1040 Kč (including VAT)

Visit of Institute of Plasma Physic, Czech Academy of Science in Prague

  • Prague
  • 12th April, 2018

Research focus

The IPP Materials Engineering department research is focused primarily on a special field of materials engineering – interaction of plasma with solid and liquid phase. It is one of the few laboratories in the world engaged in plasma-material interaction at both major levels: interaction of materials with high-temperature plasma (for example in fusion devices, such as tokamaks), as well as plasma technologies for preparation of new materials, using so called low-temperature (thermal) plasma. more information

Price: free of charge

Workshop fees

  • NON ETSA members: 218 EUR or 5 687 Kč (including VAT)
  • ETSA members: 182 EUR or 4 719 Kč (including VAT)
  • student: 97 EUR or 2 420 Kč (including VAT)

Optional fee

  • Craft breweries of Pilsen tour: 40 EUR or 1040 Kč (including VAT)


Ing. Šárka Houdková, Ph.D.

New Technologie – Research Centre
University of West Bohemia
Univerzitní 8
Plzeň, 301 00
Czech Republic

Workshop is organised with the support of The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (project LTI17).