International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC)

Welcome to the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ICTAC)

ICTAC is a Confederation of National or Regional Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Societies. The aim of
ICTAC is to promote international understanding and cooperation in thermal analysis and calorimetry
through the organization of international congresses and the work of its scientific committees.

ICTAC originated as ICTA, the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis, which was formed at the
First International Conference on Thermal Analysis, held in Aberdeen, Scotland, in September 1965. In
1992, the name was changed to International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry to reflect
the close relationship between thermal analysis and calorimetry.

The Confederation has 24 Affiliated National or Regional Societies with a combined membership of over
5000. In addition there are some 500 individual members of ICTAC. Membership is open to everyone
regardless of scientific discipline.

Dear Members,

We are sorry to have to tell you that Dr Fred Wilburn passed away this week                   
at the age of 91. Fred was one of the founder members of the UK Thermal                   
Methods Group (TMG) and was Chairman from 1975-1977.                                              

He was a staunch supporter of ICTAC and was a Secretary of the Nomenclature                         
Committee and Advertising Manager for ICTAC News. He maintained his                      
considerable enthusiasm for thermal analysis long after his retirement and                      
remarkably achieved a DSc from the University of Salford at the age of 83.                      
He also gave an excellent lecture at the TMG TAC Conference in 2008                               
and made a vivid impression on the younger members of the TMG who had                   
never met him before.                                                                                                        

We send our deepest sympathy to his family.                                                         

Kind regards,

Wim de Klerk                        Ted Charsley
President ICTAC                    Past President ICTAC, Past Chairman TMG

ICTAC 2016
Conference hosted by the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)

Please join us in Orlando, Florida August 14-19, 2016
at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel & Conference Center.

Proposed Sessions are:
Kinetics and Catalysts
Biomaterials, Biopolymers
Energetic Materials and Thermal Hazards
Instrumentation and Methods
Fast Scanning Methods
High Temperature Thermal Analysis
Composites, Nano-composites
Polymer Stability, Degradation, Flammability
Rheology and Viscoelasticity
Thermal Transport and Electrical Properties
Thin Films and Nano-confinement
Environmental Sustainability, Green
Pyrolytic Methods
Wood Technology.

Read the ICTAC 2016 Flyer (PDF).
For more information please visit the conference website at NATAS.

Winners of the 2016 ICTAC Awards

TA Instruments-ICTAC Award: Professor Vincent Mathot, SciTe B.V., Geleen, the Netherlands.

SETARAM-ICTAC Award: Professor Dénes Lőrinczy, Institute of Biophysics, University of Pécs, Hungary

ICTAC Young Scientist Award: Dr. Andrei Rotaru, INFLPR-National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest, Romania.

ICTAC Travel Grant recipients: Ms Dorien Baeten, KU Leuven, Belgium; Dr. Guiseppe Cavallaro, University of Palermo, Italy; Dr. Nicolas Delpouve, University of Rouen, France; Dr. Tibor Dubaj, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Dr. Nataliia Gorodylova, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic; Dr. Joakim Riikonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.

The Awards will be presented at the 16th ICTAC Congress, Orlando, Florida August
14-19, 2016, where the winners will deliver their Award Lectures.

ICTAC TA Nomenclature has been endorsed finally by the IUPAC

New Nomenclature rules

The ICTAC TA Nomenclature has been endorsed finally by the IUPAC and this has been published in the  April 2014 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

ICTAC records its deep sense of appreciation to the Nomenclature Committee members and other participants in this mission for their tremendous efforts in updating the nomenclature rules.The IUPAC policy does not put any restriction to the circulation and copying of the document, provided the reference of the publication and the IUPAC copyright are clearly shown.

Trevor Lever, Peter Haines, Jean Rouquerol, Edward L. Charsley, Paul Van Eckeren and Donald J. Burlett (2014) ICTAC nomenclature of thermal analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 2014). Pure Appl. Chem. 86(4), 545–553. DOI 10.1515/pac-2012-0609.

Download the PDF-file of this publication.

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   ICTAC 2016

Attention, attention one and all
The time is close at hand
For a conference that will enthrall
That is both big and grand
For it is ICTAC of which we speak
A world quadrennial meeting
Which lasts and lasts for one whole week
So great with time so fleeting
There in Orlando we will be
At the Swan and Dolphin hotel
A chance to meet, both you and we
As from around the world all hail
From India, China, and Japan
Europe, Brazil, and Peru
And every other foreign land
From Canada to Australia, too
For Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Have universal application
In fields full of diversity
In every single nation
With TGA and DSC
The world's problems we are solving
With DMA and nanocalorimetry
Discrepancies we'll be resolving
It's science in a microcosm
Of that there is no doubt
In Disney World we'll bud and blossom
And help work all things out
NATAS, based in the USA
Will host this 16th meeting
And look forward on that first Sunday
To bestow our fraternal greeting
So write that abstract right away
And send it in to us
And before you know it, we will say
Accepted! Without fuss
Mid-August 'sixteen is the date
When this will come to pass
Get to it now and don't be late
And we'll gather there en masse
Yes, make your plans to come, today
To share in work and fun
Bring spouse and children, too, we pray
For there's something there for everyone

                       Andrew Roxburgh McGhie
'Thermal scientists across the globe are excited about the ICTAC 2016.   >>>     The poem penned by Andrew reflects the excitement.' - Secretary