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


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:

  • Polymers
  • Pharma/Biotech
  • Nanocalorimetry/Fast Scanning
  • Rheology
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Energetics and Thermal Hazards
  • Adsorption
  • Thermal Transport Measurements for Semiconductors and Electronic Device Materials
  • Electronic Packaging Materials
  • Kinetics
  • Thermophysical Properties
  • Advanced Instrumentation

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 13, 2023.

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

Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)
Exhibition Diagram (PDF)
Online Exhibitor Registration and Sponsorship
Conference Pricing
Short Course Schedule
Program at a Glance (PDF)
Technical Program Highlights (PDF)

Detailed Schedule (PDF)

Poster Guidelines (PDF)

Conference Progam Book (PDF)

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