NATAS 2023 Annual Conference
July 31 – August 4, 2023

Meeting Chair:  David LaVan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Technical Sessions Chair:  Feng Yi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location:  Washington DC Area, Close to Baltimore and Northern Virginia

PDF of Conference Schedule

Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speaker Information

Professor Amy Marconnet

Dr. Steven Choquette

Professor Rigoberto Advincula

Dr. Kenneth Kearns

About the Conference

We are pleased to announce the 2023 in-person NATAS conference will be held in Rockville, MD, a beautiful city that is part of the Washington D.C. National Capital Area, on the DC metro system, allowing easy access to Washington museums and sites, and close to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University and the University of Maryland.

The North American Thermal Analysis Society is a venerable organization that offers scientists and practitioners the opportunity to explore the frontiers of thermal analysis, rheology, and materials characterization. Membership ensures that you have contact information for all your NATAS colleagues throughout the year and that you get the best registration rates for the annual conference. 

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 thermal analysis and materials research.   There will be bus tours of NIST and exhibits from vendors allowing you to get personalized attention and connect with providers of instrumentation and software related to thermal analysis.  Technical sessions planned include:



Chad Snyder (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Institute of Technology)



David Salas-de la Cruz (Rutgers University)
Xiao Hu (Rowan University)


Nanocalorimetry and Fast Scanning

Kenneth Kearns (Dow Chemical)
Lakshmi Ravi Narayan (National Institute of Standards and Technology)



Ngoc Nguyen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Additive Manufacturing

Rigoberto Advincula (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)


Energetics and Thermal Hazards

Ginger Guillen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Shanti Singh (Natural Resources Canada)



Huong Giang Nguyen (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Thermal Transport Measurements for Semiconductors and Electronic Device Materials

Joshua Martin (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Ronald Warzoha (Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Electronic Packaging Materials


Christopher Bailey (Arizona State University)



Steve Sauerbrunn (University of Delaware)
Zois Tsinas (National Institute of Standards and Technology)


Thermophysical Properties


Kil-Won Moon (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 

Professor Jean-Philippe Harvey (École Polytechnique de Montréal)

Advanced Instrumentation


Gray Slough (TA Instruments)


Poster Session


Chi-Min Shu (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology)


And, don’t forget the short courses!  NATAS Short Courses are a great way to learn about a new technique or field you are interested in.

Conference Hotel: Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville

(conference rate is available three days before and three days after for those who want to enjoy the area outside the conference)

All items below will become active links once the information is available.
Abstract Submission Portal

Select “click here to start” and then “start abstract” and then select oral presentation type. That will allow you to see the list of sessions. 

The deadline for abstract submissions is May 26, 2023.

Onsite Conference Program (PDF)

Instructions for Abstract Preparation (PDF)
Proposed Sessions and Confirmed Session Chairs (PDF)

Abstracts of Papers (PDF)

Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)
Exhibition Diagram (PDF)
Online Exhibitor Registration and Sponsorship

Online Conference Registration
Conference Pricing
Short Course Schedule
(Updated PDF)

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