Keynote speakers

 Dave Blank
The opening keynote speaker of ISCC’18 will be Dave H.A. Blank, Chief Scientific Ambassador and professor at University of Twente. After his masters in Applied Physics, he received in 1991 his PhD in Physics from the University of Twente, Netherlands for his dissertation on High-Tc thin films prepared by laser ablation: an experimental study. In 1998, he was appointed as associate professor and programme director on the materials science of interfaces in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente. Since October 2002 he is full professor in Inorganic Materials Science at the same university. He has author of more than 300 scientific publications.

Dave Blank

Vadim Banine
The second keynote speaker of the conference programme will be Micro-Nano technology expert prof.dr. Vadim Banine, Director Defectivity Department at ASML. Since 1966 Vadim Banine works at ASML at the EUV-Lithography. The Physicist did a two year research on the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he also got his PhD. Also Vadim Banine is a part time professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is co-autor of 45 European patents and more than 50 scientific publications.

Vadim Banine

Bas Zaat
Dr. Sebastian A.J. Zaat is Principal Investigator of the research line “Biomaterial-associated infection and novel antimicrobial strategies” of the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research is focused on pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of biomaterial-associated infections, both in soft tissue (catheters, surgical meshes) and bone (implants, fixation devices). Based on a thorough understanding of the events leading to infection, novel strategies are being developed including rapid microbial diagnosis, anti-infective coatings not subject to bacterial resistance development, prevention of biofilm formation, and enhancement of killing of bacteria hiding in tissue surrounding inserted or implanted medical devices. These approaches are aimed at maximally reducing the risk of infection for patients which depend on such medical devices.

Bas Zaat #2

Peter Ros
Digitization and the exponential growth of technology stresses the urge for a flexible and agile mindset, because disruptive changes arrive at ever increasing speed! What meta-trends will be relevant and what kind of ‘modus operandi’ do we need to develop ourselves as a human being, organization and society? Closing keynote speaker and dfuture strategist Peter Ros explores several of these technological trends and will give some suggestions for a useful attitude towards the upcoming changes that will confront us.

Peter Ros

Speaker sessions

Every two years many people come to hear the latest research and developments on contamination control and state-of-the art applications. Contributions of the call for paper (due date passed) will be ordered in a matrix consisting of Contamination Control Topic and Application:

”Instructions to prepare an article according to the ISCC Netherlands-style”
ISCC’18 PowerPoint Presentation template
Instructions for poster presentations


  • Eric Stuiver
  • Koos Agricola
  • Frans Saurwalt
  • Remko Noor
  • Philip van Beek


  • John Hargreaves                   France
  • Lothar Gail                             Germany
  • Sheesh Gulati                        India
  • Koos Agricola                         Netherlands
  • Prof. Dave Blank                    Netherlands
  • Prof. Peter Luscuere              Netherlands
  • Frans Saurwalt                       Netherlands
  • Bert Nys                                 Belgium
  • Eric Stuiver                             Netherlands
  • Prof. Wim Zeiler                      Netherlands
  • Hasim Solmaz                        Turkey
  • Prof. Lars Ekberg                    Sweden
  • Gordon Farquharson              United Kingdom
  • Norman Goldschmidt              USA

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