Tuesday, October 16th 2018


Lunch at the Restaurant & Cafè “Altes Brennhaus” in the Porzellanikon


Doors Open



Dr. Jürgen Blumm, Managing Director Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH

13.15  – 14.00 

Plenary lecture

Forty Years with Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH: A Review of Thermal Analysis from the View of Scientific Basic Research in Forschungszentrum Jülich (former KFA-Jülich)

Dr. Dietmar Kobertz, Institute of Energy and Climate Research; Microstructure and Properties of Materials (IEK-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

14.00 – 14.20

Thermal Analysis and Computational Thermodynamics from Experiment and Theory to Application

Dr. Jacob W. McMurray
, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

14.20 – 14.40

Solid Form Discovery: Integrating Structural and Thermal Methods

Prof. Ian Scowen, Head of School of Chemistry, University of Lincoln, UK

14.40 – 15.00

Application of Simultaneous Thermal Analysis methods for investigating Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Catalysts

Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt and Dr. Maria Casapu,  Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

15.00 – 15.20

Thermal Analysis Combined with Gas Analysis for Materials Science in Saint Petersburg State University

Prof. Dr. Irina Zvereva, Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia


Poster Session

15.45 – 16.05

TG-MS in the Study of New Catalytic, Environmental and Energy Materials: Examples of Applications at Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, France

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Stievano, Institute Charles Gerhardt, University of Montpellier, France

16.05 – 16.25

Expertise of Perfluorosulfonic Acid Membranes by Thermogravimetric Analysis Coupled to Mass Spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. Corine Bas
, Laboratory LEPMI, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France

16.25 – 16.45

Coupled Thermal Analysis in the Corporate Analytics of Robert Bosch GmbH – Application Examples and Limits

Mario Tuchen, Chemical and Polymer Analytics, Failure Analysis, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

16.45 – 17.05

Hazardous Combustion Gases from Insulating Polyurethane Foam. A Case Study

Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Oprea
, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

17.05 – 17.25

TGA-FTIR for Damage Analyses on Polymers

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Eibl
Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Werk- und Betriebsstoffe (WIWeB) in Erding, Germany




Evening Event
Visit to the world-famous abbey and library in Waldsassen

The program may be subject to changes.