Thank you very much for your participation in the 1st Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Conference and 6th V4 (Joint Czech-Hungarian-Polish-Slovakian) Thermoanalytical Conference, which was held in Budapest on June 6-9, 2017.

We had a wonderful time with you. We could listen to 126 lectures and 173 poster presentations. Almost 300 participants attended the conference from close to 50 countries from all over the world.

Plenary speakers

Li-Xian Sun
Counselor of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT)
Study on Preparation and Thermal Analysis of Hydrogen/Heat Storage and Conversion Materials
Jean Rouquerol
JTAC Scientific Excellence Award lecture, France
Omid Mahian
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Nanofluid Effects on the performance of a Solar Still coupled to Heat Exchanger
Christopher Li
NATAS president, USA
Designed Polymer Crystallization for Functional Nanomaterials
Wim de Klerk
ICTAC president, The Netherlands
Stability research on energetic materials – History and future

Invited speakers

Cheila Gonçalves Mothé
School of Chemistry / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Technology Center, Brazil
Kinetic parameters of thermal decomposition of biomass residue
Ranjit Kumar Verma
Vice president of the Indian Thermal Analysis Society, India
Applying thermal analysis in synthesizing ferrite nanoparticles
Peter Šimon
President of the Slovak Group for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Slovakia
Structural Implications for Liquid Crystals from Thermodynamic Study
Gábor Várhegyi
President of the Working Committee for Thermal Analysis of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Towards a meaningful non-isothermal kinetics for biomass materials and other complex organic samples
Jaroslav Sesták
Czech Republic
Vesa-Pekka Lehto
ESTAC president, ICTAC treasurer, Finland
Petra Šulcová
Chairwoman of the Czech Group of Thermal Analysis Czech Republic
János Kristóf
President of the Thermoanalytical Technical Commission of the Hungarian Chemical Society Hungary
Eder Tadeu Gomes Cavalheiro
Vice-Director of the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry, Brazil
Investigation on the Thermal Degradation Mechanisms of Antihypertensives and Antidepressants
Krzysztof Pielichowski
President of the Polish Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Poland
Andrei Rotaru
INFLPR National Institute for Laser, Romania
Advancements regarding f(α) vs. k(T) terms and their contribution to kinetics of heterogeneous processes
Dénes Lőrinczy
Winner of the SETARAM-ICTAC Award (2016)
Past president of the Thermoanalytical Technical Commission of the Hungarian Chemical Society, Hungary
New possibikities of application of DSC as a new clinical diagnostic method
Giuseppe Arena
AICAT president
Analytical Chemistry Chair
University of Catania, Italy

Keynote speakers

Kazuya Saito
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Structural Implications for Liquid Crystals from Thermodynamic Study
Sergey Verevkin
Professor for Physical Chemistry
University of Rostock, Germany
Barbara Pacewska
Past president of the Polish Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Poland
Influence of different activators on hydration processes of fly Ash-Cement mixtures
Valeri Drebushchak
Department of Physics
Department of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Thermoanalytical investigation of ancient ceramics - Theory and practice
Roger Lalancette
Rutgers University, USA
The synergistic relationship between crystallographic studies and the thermochemistry of Metal Tris-Acetylacetonates
Katsumi Katoh
Fukuoka University, Japan
Relationship between NOX generation from Nitric Acid Esters and their thermal decomposition
Petru Budrugeac
INCDIE ICPE-CA National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering, Bucharest;
Faculty of Chemistry, Bucharest University, Romania
Estimating Errors In The Determination Of Activation Energy By Nonlinear Methods Applied For Thermoanalytical Measurements
Victor Ostrovskii
Chief of the Sector of Thermodynamics and Calorimetry of the Karpov Physico-Chemical Research Institute, Russia
Forty years with JTAC/JTA: Use of thermodynamic approaches to clarification of the phenomena of catalysis, chemisorption and sorption, polymer formation, wetting, and drying, and living-matter origination, reproduction, and aging

Awardees in 2017

JTAC Scientific Excellence Award
Jean Rouquerol, emeritus research director of the Centre Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

JTAC Young Scientist Award
Omid Mahian, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

JTAC Best Reviewer Award
Katalin Mészáros-Szécsényi, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Thank you for your kind interest, and we hope to see you again at the next JTACC+V4 conference!