The way a material is processed can be decisive to determine the material‘s structure and function. For example, the properties of a thin polymer film depend on the way it was prepared (e.g., spin-coating, drop casting, blade coating from the melt) and how it was post-processed (e.g., vacuum drying, annealing). The properties of metal and metal oxide films depend on how they are prepared (e.g. evaporation, sputtering) and under which conditions (e.g. temperature, rate). Processing is an inherent part of materials creation. While some processes are specific for a research area, many of them cross the boundaries between research areas. This makes processing an ideal area for training in a graduate school that aims at providing multidisciplinary skills.