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Welcome to ALD Academy

Educating students and professionals about the principles, applications and advancements in atomic layer deposition

Eindhoven University of Technology

May 25th, 2023

Description and target audience – A full day course to learn the fundamentals of atomic layer deposition (ALD). The aim is to provide both in-depth mechanistic understanding as well as to provide practical information how to run ALD processes in a laboratory or industrial setting.  The target audience are newcomers to the field and engineers/scientists/professionals who want to get a better understanding of the fundamental aspects underlying ALD.

Topics that will be covered include, but will not be limited to: ALD surface chemistry; ALD configurations, processes and materials; precursors and co-reactants, ALD process design and reactor aspects, nucleation and initial growth during ALD, conformality and uniformity of ALD, etc. 

The ALD Academy is a non-profit organization with the aim to educate students and professionals on the principles, applications and future advancements of atomic layer deposition (ALD) and related atomic-scale processes. The ALD Academy is founded by Prof. Gregory Parsons (North Carolina State University) and Prof. Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology) early 2017. The COST Action HERALD contributed to the idea of the ALD Academy. The first ALD introductory course within the ALD Academy took place in Eindhoven (April 20, 2017) in conjunction with the 2nd Area Selective Deposition workshop (ASD2017). This first ALD introductory course was attended by 73 participants and received very positive ratings as can be read in “Past and Upcoming ALD courses”.

The courses of the ALD Academy can be given on request from organizations (professional organizations, companies, etc.) at any place in the world. Specialized courses can be considered and parts of the course can be given by (local) guest lecturers depending on the interest of the audience. For inquiries, please send an e-mail to

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Erwin Kessels, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Greg Parsons, North Carolina State University, USA