50th NATAS Annual Conference/8th Baekeland Symposium
NATAS 50th Anniversary Conference
September 16-19, 2024

Meeting Chairs: Rigoberto Advincula, Christopher Bowman, Dennis Smith
Technical Sessions Chair:  TBD
Location: University of Tennessee Knoxville


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. We are pleased to announce the 2024 in-person NATAS conference will be held in Knoxville, TN at the University of Tennessee.

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.   Technical sessions and respective session chairs planned include:

Mettler-Toledo Previous Awardees - Ran Tao, NIST
Memorial Session for Prof. Bernhard Wunderlich
3D printing/Additive Manufacturing - Rigoberto Advincula, Univ. Tennessee/Knoxville
Advanced Instrumentation & Tandem Techniques - Steve Sauerbrunn, Univ. Delaware
Composites/Nanocomposites - Steve Sauerbrunn, Univ. Delaware
Electronic Packaging Materials - Eric Schoch & Kaysar Rahim, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Energetics/Thermal Hazards - Ginger Guillen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Shanti Singh, Canadian Explosives Research Lab
Fast Scan Techniques/Nanocalorimetry - Qian Tian, Arkema, Inc.
General Topics
Kinetics - Han Xia, Eli Lilly
Hypersonics-Thermal Protection - Dennis Smith, Mississippi State Univ.
Rheology - Stian Romberg, NIST
Polymer Matrix Composites (Baekeland)
Polymeric Precursors to Carbon, Ceramics (Baekeland)
Thermal Transport Measurements
Thermophysical Properties - Peggy Cebe, Tufts University
Poster Session
Student Poster Session



Conference Hotel: Crowne Plaza Knoxville
The conference rate is $150 per night. Click the link above, then post the conference dates to access the group rate. Other rates may be offered, but the $150 per night is the group rate. When registering online, the rate may change if you change the room type. Please be aware of this. The hotel is a 15-minute walk to the UT Conference Center.

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 22, 2024.

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
(early registration ends July 1, 2024)
Conference Pricing

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