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Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer

Head of TFT at KIT Campus North
Research Group Leader iL Heidelberg
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Tel.: +49 721 608-29069
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Institut für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Bereich Thin Film Technology (TFT)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

KIT Campus Nord
Gebäude 717
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

KIT Campus Süd
Gebäude 30.48 (MZE)
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721 608-48710



Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer is head of the group Thin Film Technology (TFT) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Campus North. Since 2011 he is research group leader at the InnovationLab in Heidelberg. InnovationLab is a combined platform for research and knowledge transfer within the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) leading-edge cluster Forum Organic Electronics. Dr. Scharfer received his PhD in process engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 2009. In addition to his practical skills and his expertise as a consultant, he is an expert in the fields of drying and thermodynamics of thin films. He deals with measuring methods for the investigation of polymer film drying and develops numerical simulation tools for industrial dryer applications. Since 2009, Dr. Scharfer is a member of the scientific committee of the European Coating Symposium (ECS), since 2012 member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST). In 2014, he was awarded with the L. E. Scriven Young Investigator Award by the ISCST. Since 2016, Dr. Scharfer is Vice President Europe of the ISCST.

 

Education

2009

Doctor in Process Engineering (Mass transport in fuel cell membranes), Univ. Karlsruhe (TH) (with distinction)

2003

Diploma (Master) in Process Engineering, Univ. Karlsruhe (TH) (with distinction)

2000

Pre-degree examination in Process Engineering

1998

Mechanic for Central Heating Systems and Air Conditions

Professional Experience

2011

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present

Research group leader at the InnovationLab in Heidelberg

2009

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present

Head of Thin Film Technology Research Group Campus North at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2008

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2009

Freelance Consultant

2003

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2008

Research Assistant at the Institute of Thermal Proecess Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) | Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

1996

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1998

Apprenticeship as Mechanic for Central Heating Systems and Air Conditions

Selected Activities

Since 2016

Vice President Europe of the ISCST

Since 2012

Board of Directors: International Society Coating Science and Technology

2009

Organization 8th European Coating Symposium in Karlsruhe (www.ecs2009.eu)

Since 2009

Scientific Committee: European Coating Symposium