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Methods Group (TMG) is a
special interest group of the Analytical Division of the Royal
Chemistry with affiliation to the International Confederation of Thermal
(ICTAC). There is close collaboration with other European thermal analysis
information about the Thermal Methods Group or meetings, please complete
open to anyone regardless of discipline. Visit Joining the TMG
The Mission of the Thermal
To promote awareness of all thermo
analytical, calorimetric and related techniques by a wide range of
activities, including regular scientific meetings, training workshops and
As a regular feature, the group organizes two key
meetings per annum. These are typically held in April and
November. The April thermal analysis event (TAC)
covers a broad range of topics.
The second meeting generally revolves around
a particular theme or subject area.
NEXT THERMAL METHODS MEETING
50th Anniversary Conference of the
RSC Thermal Methods Group
This will be
held at Churchill College, Cambridge,
30th March to 1st April 2015.
This 3 day event
will explore the past, present and future developments of Thermal
Analysis. A comprehensive
Manufacturers Exhibition and presentations will allow attendees to see the
latest advances available in current available technology.
dinner to celebrate 50 years of the TMG will be held at the atmospheric Corpus Christie College
on Tuesday 31st March and the cost of this will be included in Conference
Prof Bill Jones (University of Cambridge)
Professor of Materials Research at Cambridge
and has a particular interest in Solid State Chemistry and Crystal
Vincent is a
visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Luevan. A polymer scientist who in 2002 received
the NATAS Mettler Toledo Award for outstanding achievement in Thermal
Prof Ingolf Lamprecht (Free
University of Berlin)
A world renown
expert in biological calorimetry. Ingolf was awarded the 2008 Seteram ICTAC
award for outstanding achievement in the field of calorimetry.
Prof Jean Rouquerol
Jean is past
President of ICTAC and an expert in sample controlled calorimetry.
If you are
interested in presenting a paper or poster at the conference, please submit
an abstract (up to 300 words) to email@example.com
- TAC 2015
Flier download HERE
- To register, please click HERE
- Abstract guidance notes click HERE
- Poster Guidance, click HERE
TAC 2014 meeting report
"The Use of Thermal Analysis
for Product Development"
1st and 2nd April 2014, GSK
Once again, a very enjoyable
and informative meeting was held at the excellent GSK facilities in Ware,
Hertfordshire. The TMG committee
would like to thank all those who attended and also for the continued
support of the companies who exhibited at the meeting.
This year saw and excellent
selection of papers and poster submissions from a wide variety of
application areas reflecting well the diversity of fields that Thermal
techniques are found to contribute to research, development and quality
assurance in the modern world.
As in previous years, a
Thermal Analysis Training day was held on the 31st March, preceding the
main meeting. Feedback from this
training day highlighted how well these days are received is proving
invaluable to the TMG Committee in formulating future programmes.
The biannual Cyril Keattch Award Competition
was this year won by Katie Hardie from the School
of Materials, University of Manchester
with an excellent presentation at the TAC 2014 entitled " Differential
Scanning Calorimetry as a Primary Tool for the Development of a
Semi-Permanent Hair Straightening Technology".
Three candidates were shortlisted to present
their papers and all were deemed excellent and although a difficult
decision, Katie was deemed a very deserving winner by the judges.
Katie will receive an Award Certificate and a £1000 bursary towards
conference Registration, travel and living expenses allowing them to
present the winning paper at the 11th European Symposium on Thermal
Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC 11) held August 17th -21st 2014 Espoo,