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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
Pharmaceuticals
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
Chemistry
Pyrolytic Methods
Wood Technology.


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




Call for Nominations for the ICTAC Young Scientist Award
(incorporating the ICTAC Travel Grants)
16th ICTAC Congress, Orlando, Florida, USA, August 2016.

Introduction
Following the decision by the ICTAC Council in 2012, the ICTAC Young Scientist Award and the ICTAC Travel Grants have been merged. The choice of the Travel Grant recipients will be based on the ranking order provided by the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee for candidates for the ICTAC Young Scientist Award.

ICTAC Young Scientist Award
This Award will be presented to an outstanding young scientist working in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry to enable them to present a paper based on their work at a Plenary Session of the 16th ICTAC Congress. The Award consists of a plaque and $2000
towards the Congress Registration Fee, travel and the living expenses at the Congress.

Candidates must be under the age of 35 on the 31st December 2015.

The previous winners of this Award, which was formerly the PerkinElmer-ICTAC Young Scientist Award, are: Dagmar Brandova, Czechoslovakia (1985); Judith Schlichter-Aronheim, Israel (1988); Jĭrí Málek, Czechoslovakia (1992); Nobuyoshi Koga, Japan (1996);
Erqiang Chen, USA (2000); Christopher Li, USA (2004); Imre Miklós Szilágyi, Hungary (2008); Séverine Boyer, France (2012).

ICTAC Travel Grants
The ICTAC Travel Grant programme aims at preparing the future of ICTAC by helping bright and young scientists to keep a continuing interest and activity in the fields of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry. Five Travel Grants of up to $1500 each are available to enable the recipients to present a paper based on their work at the appropriate Technical Session of the 16th ICTAC Congress. Grants would be payable by the ICTAC Treasurer at the Congress as a contribution to the lodging and travel expenses

Nominating Procedure
Nominations should include a letter of nomination by the President of their Affiliate Society on behalf of their Council, curriculum vitae, list of publications and a one page abstract of the paper that the candidate intends to present at the 16th ICTAC Congress. The complete
nominating material should be sent in electronic format to Professor E.L.Charsley, Chairman of the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee
(e.l.charsley@hud.ac.uk) by the 31st January 2016. Only one nomination is permitted for each Affiliate Society.

Professor E.L.Charsley
Chairman ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee
IPOS, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield,
Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
e.l.charsley@hud.ac.uk

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SETARAM-ICTAC Award 2016

Nominations are invited for the SETARAM-ICTAC Award to be presented at the 16th International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Congress to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA in August 2016.

The Award will be made to the person who has, in the judgement of the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee and the ICTAC Council, made an outstanding contribution to the science of calorimetry (preferably out, or not only, in the scope of DSC) or who has shown significant leadership in or made an outstanding contribution to the profession of calorimetry. The Award will consist of a plaque, an honorarium of $1000, travel and living expenses at the 16th ICTAC Congress and the Congress registration fee.

The previous winners of the award are I. Wadsö, Sweden (2000); H. Suga, Japan (2004); I. Lamprecht, Germany (2008); A. Beezer (UK), (2012).

Nominations should include a letter of nomination by the proposer, a letter of consent to the nomination by the candidate, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and any other relevant supporting material. Up to two letters of support may also be supplied. The complete nominating material should be sent, in electronic format to Professor E.L.Charsley, Chairman of the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee
(e.l.charsley@hud.ac.uk) by the 30th November 2015.

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TA Instruments-ICTAC Award 2016

Nominations are invited for the TA Instruments-ICTAC Award to be presented at the 16th International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Congress to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA in August 2016.

The Award will be made to the candidate who has, in the judgement of the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee and the ICTAC Council, made an outstanding contribution to the science of thermal analysis and/or shown significant leadership to the profession of thermal analysis.
The Award consists of a plaque, an honorarium of $1000, travel and living expenses at the 16th ICTAC Congress and the Congress registration fee.

The previous winners of the Award are: P.D. Garn, USA (1997); G. Lombardi, Italy (1980); P.K. Gallagher, USA (1982); R.C. Mackenzie, UK (1985); D. Dollimore, USA (1988); J. Sestak, Czechoslovakia (1992); B. Wunderlich, USA (1996); T. Ozawa, Japan (2000); S. Cheng, USA (2004); C. Lacabanne, France (2008); J. Blażejowski, Poland (2012).

Nominations should include a letter of nomination by the proposer, a letter of consent to the nomination by the candidate, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and any other relevant supporting material. Up to two letters of support may also be supplied. The complete nominating material should be sent, in electronic format to Professor E.L.Charsley, Chairman of the ICTAC Scientific Awards Committee
(e.l.charsley@hud.ac.uk) by the 30th November 2015.

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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.

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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