Thermal Barrier Coatings V

An ECI Conference Series

June 24-29, 2018
Kloster Irsee
Irsee, Germany



About This Conference

Advances in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering have created many new opportunities for using microbes as hosts. It has become possible to make entirely new products or to radically improve processes for making existing products not only in terms of increased production but also the enhanced quality of the outcome.

This conference will highlight the cell and process engineering required to create these new microbes and will illustrate the benefits and challenges using Case Studies. We will learn about progress from various fields, including:

  • Vaccines
  • Primary Metabolites
  • Secondary Metabolites
  • Therapeutic Proteins
  • Biofuels
  • Biopolymers

The Case Studies will further provide the opportunity to illustrate the integration of various activities such as analytics, downstream purification, scale-up, and high throughput screening in order to achieve successful commercialization.

Conference Organization

Prof. Dr. Robert Vaßen (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
Brian Hazel (Pratt & Whitney, USA)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schulz (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
Dr. Michael J. Maloney (Pratt & Whitney, USA)
Dr. Ram Darolia (GE Aviation (Retired), USA)

Conference Program and Posters

Conference Program with Posters

Poster Awards


1st Place

John Gaskins, University of Virginia, USA

2nd Place

Estefania Bohorquez, University of Central Florida, USA

Christoph Mikulla, Aerospace Center (DLR), Instit. of Materials Research, Germany

William D. Summers, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA


The Organ Concert                  Concert Program

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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