Conference Scope

The 2019 edition of the NILindustrialday will focus on four specific fields of application:

Mastering, 3D Patterning, Metrology
Life Sciences
Security Features

All four fields offer promising opportunities to fully exploit the potential and the strengths of NIL on an industrial scale.

In Display / Light Management applications NIL can offer cost-efficient nanopatterning of large are substrates, adding new functionality to existing commercial products. In Automotive NILs unique ability to provide patterning on arbitrarily shaped surfaces allows for enhanced surface functionalities, e.g. oleophobicity or superhydrophobicity of both a car’s internal and external surfaces. In Life Science the option to use NIL for additive manufacturing and to utilize NIL resist materials as functional device components will not only result in new device concepts but also allow for a miniaturization of such devices as well as their cost-efficient and eco-friendly fabrication. Finally, in nanoelectronics NIL will be the prime choice for nanopatterning on large area flexible substrates, thus pathing the way towards mass manufacturing of flexible electronic devices.

Presentations and informal discussions on NILindustrialday 2019 will provide its attendees with a clear understanding of the potential of NIL in those four and other key fields defining the future of technology and society.

The international symposium will start on Thursday, March 28 after
lunch-time. The lectures will finish on Friday, March 29 afternoon.
The scientific part will be followed by networking activities as well as a sight-seeing tour in the city center of Aachen.