2018 Conference - Technical Conference and Short Course


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.

NATAS Short Course

The acclaimed NATAS Short Course will immediately after the conference on Aug. 9-10, 2018.  The aim of the Short Course is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of thermal analysis and rheology, instrumentation, test protocols, and specimen preparation. Hands on instruction is included. Applications in focused areas, including polymers, pharmaceuticals, and energetic materials will be discussed in depth.  NATAS Short Course instructors are highly credentialed and renowned for their expertise.  Beginning thermal analysts, graduate students, and those wanting to enhance their understanding and practice of thermal analysis will benefit from enrolling in the NATAS Short Course. 

Short Course Organizer:  Dr. Sara Reynaud


NATAS 2018 Conference Flyer

Abstract Submission Portal (deadline was June 1st)
Instructions for Abstract Preparation (deadline was June 1st)

Conference Schedule (PDF)
Session Chairs
Invited Lecture - Conference Opening (PDF)
Invited Lecture - Wednesday Plenary (PDF)
Invited Lecture - Conference Closing (PDF)
Plenary Abstracts and Bios (PDF)
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Paper Submission Information (PDF)
Joint NATAS-Penn chemistry Symposium on Glasses, Thin Films and Nanoconfinement (PDF)

Things To Do While in Philadelphia, PA

Conference Registration Fees (early registration ends June 8)
Online Registration

University of Pennsylvania Campus Map
Sheraton Philadelphia University City

Housing Options

Short Course Information

Exhibition Booth Layout (PDF)
Exhibition Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)
Exhibition Registration

Professional Recognition
Poster Session and Competition
Student Award

Student Travel Grants