Young scientists, PhD students and industry engineers involved in PVD technologies are invited to attend the tutorial course offered in the framework of the Society of Vacuum Coaters Educational Program.

The full-day C-323 course entitled:

Fundamentals of High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS).

This course is intended for people with a basic background in materials science who need to understand the broad range of techniques available to characterize thick films, thin films, and surfaces. The course is appropriate for technicians, engineers, and managers who perform or specify characterization work as well as students seeking a broad understanding of the field. The tutorial examines a broad range of important properties of discusses how film thickness may cause measured values/performance to differ from bulk properties. Generic differences between counting and spectroscopic techniques are presented and available “probes” are identified.


Professor  Arutiun P. Ehiasarian

Head of National HIPIMS Technology Centre

Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

Participants of the course will receive printed course materials and a Certificate issued by the Society of Vacuum Coaters.

The full-day course will be presented on November 21, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. at the same location as the Symposium.

The course typically runs 8:30 – 12:00 and 13:00-16:30.

Interested participants are encouraged to register on-line

Register Early!

The registration and fee payment deadline is October 21, 2019.

The regular tuition fee for the full-day course is: 1500 PLN

For after the deadline registrations, the fee of 1700 PLN applies.

A limited number of full time students will be accepted at a reduced fee of 500 PLN.

NOTE: Students are requested to provide a document confirming their academic status.

Discounts offered to Multiple Registrants from the same Company

SVC is offering a 25% discount on each Tutorial course registration for the second or more employees in a company who enrol in the same tutorial as the first employee.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to the Student rate.

Tuition fees should be transferred to the Symposium bank account with an annotation: SVC Tutorial course.

*Registrations to the Tutorial Course are valid only after the fee payment*.

The tuition fee covers: printed course materials, refreshments and coffee breaks. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Interested participants are encouraged to contact the Organizing Committee regarding accommodation in the Symposium hotel at preferential prices.

NOTE: For the discount listed above, you need to pay the full Tutorial Registration fees on the On-line Registration system. Then send an E-mail to and request the discounted fee. Discounts will be refunded after the Symposium.

SVC reserves the right to cancel the Tutorial. If a Tutorial is cancelled, registrants will be notified and a full refund of the tuition will be made.

Tutorial Course Cancellation Policy

Tutorial course cancellations received on or before October 21, 2019 will be refunded.  Refunds will be made upon receipt of a written notice, less a 100PLN service fee for each cancelled tutorial course.

No refunds will be made after October 21, 2019.

Please send your written cancellation request to