Workshop ALD FUNdamentals
Dates: June 8 & 9
Location: Eindhoven, NL



The aim of the workshop is to spark a discussion about current topics in the field of atomic layer deposition (ALD) by addressing fundamental aspects of the method. It is expected that this discussion will lead to new and refined insights beneficial to further advance the field of ALD. The aim is to serve both scientists who work at the forefront of ALD research as well as newcomers and technologists who want to get a better understanding of ALD.

Context of the event

The workshop is organized in the context of the recently established COST action "HERALD" (MP1402) and simultaneously serves as closing meeting of the STW VICI project "Nanomanufacturing" that started at the TU/e in 2010.


The workshop is sponsored by


Consistent with the aim of the event, this will be a "true" workshop in which participants are encouraged to actively take part in the presentations and discussions. During the workshop, 5 current topics within the field of ALD will be covered with ample time and opportunity for discussion and interaction. Each topic will be introduced by speaker who is an authority in the field. In the introduction, basic aspects will be presented such that non-experts can take part in the discussion while the leading edge of the current understanding will also be presented. Afterwards, a specific case will be addressed in more detail by a researcher who has studied an aspect of the specific topic in depth. This will be followed by presentations from the participants and an open discussion.


The workshop will be held at the Grand Café "Zwarte Doos" on the TU/e campus in Eindhoven.


The Zwarte Doos building can be found within walking distance of the Central Station, right at the beginning of the TU/e campus, just before the Vertigo building with the TU/e logo on the roof. For more info: Web page Zwarte Doos

People involved


Discussion Leaders


Important dates


The following topics will be addressed during the workshop:

Available soon: Click on the topics for a more detailed description and submission guidelines on how to contribute to the session.


How to participate?

Contributing a short presentation

It is possible to participate actively in one or more sessions by contributing a short presentation. If it fits well in the session topic, this presentation will be scheduled in the discussion part of the session. A presentation typically means one or a few slides in which you contribute to the discussion in a very direct way, for example, by describing some recent insights, new results, open research questions, etc. Extensive introductions and description of experimental methods etc. should not be part of the presentation. If you wish to present such details, people contributing in this fashion can additionally present a poster (see below).

The scheduling of the presentation will be done by the session coordinators as indicated on the two-pagers that will become available on this webpage. Here you will also find a clear description about the topic and the aspects to be discussed. Please contact the session coordinators if you want to contribute a short presentation. The final version of your presentation should be submitted before May 29 as this will allow the coordinators sufficient time to plan the sessions.

As mentioned, when you are contributing a short presentation, you can opt to also participate in the poster session. The poster will allow you to present more background information and interesting findings that cannot be discussed during the talk due to time constraints.

Travel & Accommodation

Travel Support

Deadline for travel support applications has passed; New applications will not be considered.

Participants from countries participating in HERALD (see here) can apply for travel support. The funding available for travel support will be granted to several participants selected on basis of travel distance and overlap between the topic of the workshop and their work. Participants who wish to be considered for the travel support need to send in a letter of motivation explaining why they want to participate (maximum length 1/2 A4 page) and an overview of the expected costs to Please mention travel support in the subject of the email.


Participants should arrange their own Accommodation; recommendations can be found here.

Internet access

Wi-Fi will be available at the venue, but prior registration for access is necessary. The instructions for gaining internet access internet access will be sent to the participants in by email.


By train: When you have reached Eindhoven Central Station, you should take the exit to the bus station on the north side. Turn right as you leave the building and take the footpath between the office buildings until you reach the traffic lights. Cross over at the traffic lights, follow the footpath through the campus. After you cross the river Dommel, the Zwarte Doos is on your right hand side.

By car: From all the motorways to and around Eindhoven (A2, A50, A58, A67 and A270), first follow the signs for ‘Centrum’ and then for ‘Universiteit’. You can park your car on the campus where car parking is indicated. It is possible to park the car at TU/e campus. The maximum parking fee for a day is 7.50 euro for the first 2 days. Please note that after 48 hours, the parking fee increases to 16 euro per day plus an additional fee of 16 euro.

By plane: It is possible to fly directly to Eindhoven Airport (EIN) from many European cities. From Eindhoven Airport, direct bus services 400 and 401 operate to Eindhoven Central Station (journey time about 20 minutes). You will need to buy your ticket from the machine before boarding the bus (approx. €3.50 for a single journey). If you can’t fly directly to Eindhoven Airport, you can fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). From there you can reach Eindhoven Central Station by train in about an hour and a half.