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2018 45th Annual NATAS Conference

Technical Conference
August 6-9, 2018

Short Course
August 9-10, 2018

Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



45th Annual NATAS Conference

Technical Conference
August 6-9, 2018

Short Course
August 9-10, 2018

Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

The North American Thermal Analysis Society offers scientists and practioneers the opportunity to explore the frontiers of thermal analysis, rheology, and materials characterization by participating in the 2018 NATAS Conference and Short Course. Presentations and posters by renowned scientists and graduate students set the stage for excellent discussions and an ideal environment to learn about state-of-the-art techniques and exciting new developments in materials research.  A Technical Exhibit will feature multiple vendors presenting their latest instrumentation for thermal analytical and rheological measurements. The cordial setting provides conference attendees the opportunity to review a variety of instruments and services offered by many vendors in a single location.

Plan to attend the opening invited lecture, welcome reception and student and general poster sessions on Monday evening, August 6 in Houston Hall, along with the opening of the Instrument Exhibition. The Conference Banquet will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.


Mark Your Calendar for the 46th Annual NATAS Conference
August 5-9, 2019
University of Rhode Island 
Kingston, RI

Announcement - Edward M. Barrall II

The opportunities found through NATAS and the annual NATAS Conference are unique, rewarding, and designed for every angle of involvement in thermal analysis.


See what NATAS can do for YOU!

  • Propagating ideas
  • Connecting with colleagues working toward similar goals
  • Understanding trends in industry and research
  • Camaraderie and encouragement
  • Prestigious Short Course dedicated to Thermal Analysis
  • 3-day format designed for beginners up through seasoned analysts
  • Access to the THERMAL Message Board
  • Direct connection to the world’s experts
  • Learning new techniques and applications
  • Speaking with university professors from all over the globe
  • Members are eager to teach as well as learn
  • Investigate career opportunities, or recruit for your company
  • The NATAS Conference is known as a speaker-friendly atmosphere
  • Great place for first-time presenters
  • Students are welcome

 Vendor Exhibition



  • Have extended dialogues with your customers
  • No rushing through hundreds of tables
  • No competing with other technologies for the attention of attendees
  • Let your experts shine with technical presentations
  • Customers select support and skills as well as instruments
  • Opportunities to make announcements to a large audience
  • Lunchtime audiences are specifically interested in what you have to offer
 Awards &


  • Globally recognized awards
  • NATAS Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Mettler-Toledo
  • NATAS Outstanding Service Award sponsored by Netzsch
  • NATAS Fellow Award
  • Student Award and Travel Grants