About 200 companies and renowned research institutions have already decided to become members of the European Society of Thin Films. Membership of the Research Association is voluntary and is in principle open to all industrial companies, research institutes and universities.
Membership of the Research Association is voluntary and is in principle open to all industrial companies, research institutes and universities.
Thanks to the thematic diversity of our expert committees, events and projects, we act and cooperate far beyond our professional boundaries. In the EFDS network, future trends in research and technology are identified, discussed professionally with science and industry and promptly translated into project ideas and project recommendations.
Our goal is to strengthen Germany and Europe as an important location for thin-film and surface technologies, to position coating and surface technologies as one of the important key technologies and problem solvers for a variety of industries in politics and the public, and to expand awareness of the social, sustainable benefits of these disciplines.