About CoaST

The Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Centre (CoaST) was established at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, as per 1 January 2017, based on a generous donation by the Hempel Foundation.

Vision

CoaST is a globally leading centre for research, innovation and education in sustainable coatings technologies.

Mission

  • Establish a strong research, innovation and education environment at DTU supported by an extended global network to leading research and development groups.
  • Develop new and improved methods and technologies for the formulation, testing, characterization, production and application of coatings with improved sustainability profiles
  • Establish a platform for cooperation among stakeholders of coating technologies, i.e. universities, raw material suppliers, formulators, producers, applicators and/or end users.
  • Attract and train highly skilled students, engineers and researchers to the field of coatings.

Co-operations

We are very open to cooperation with academia and industrial companies along the entire value chain.

Leader group

Kim Dam-Johansen, Centre Leader, Professor
Søren Kiil, Professor
Claus Erik Weinell, Senior Executive Officer
Huichao (Teresa) Bi, Assistant Professor
Dorte V. P. Sommer, Project Coordinator