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    Association of Calorimetry and Thermal Effects in Catalysis

    Summer School and Workshop in Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis 2024

    Calorimetry and thermal methods in material science

    Lyon, France   -   April 21 - 26, 2024

    Please note: Centre Jean Bosco will be closing permanently mid-2024, so 2024 is the last year in which we will be able to organize our summer school in this scenic and convenient location at such an affordable cost. Any other location in Lyon will increase the fees of about 400€.

    Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, will be described and applied to the characterization of catalysts, oxides, metals, supports, adsorbents, polymers, composites, food, pharmaceuticals, mesoporous solids, ionic liquids, phase change materials, heat storage materials, hydrogen storage materials. Examples will be given in various domains: catalytic reactions, kinetics, air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, biomass-based reactions, hydrogen production and storage, carbons and chars, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, PCM, food chemistry, polymers...

    The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-docs, researchers, engineers, technical staff and technologists, belonging to academic structures as well as to private companies, already working or interested to orient their future research in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry, and who wish to acquire skill in such methods applied to the characterization of materials. 12 teachers from France and various European countries among the most well-known specialists in calorimetry and thermal analysis techniques, will teach courses and answer questions during the school.

    The described techniques will be the following: calorimetry, DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), TGA (thermogravimetric analysis), DTA (differential thermal analysis), TPD (thermoprogrammed desorption), TPR/TPO (thermoprogrammed reduction/oxidation), and coupled techniques as Calorimetry Volumetry, TG-DSC-MS, TG-FTIR, DSC Gas Chromatography, Calorimetry - UV / Visible spectroscopy, Calorimetry - HPL Chromatography, Titration and flow calorimetry, modulated DSC, ...

    Thematic workshops on case studies will be organized according to the scientific interests of the participants (i.e. CO2 capture, hydrogen storage and production, thermochemical heat storage, polymer decomposition, catalytic active sites characterization, experimental set-up and instruments calibrations, experimental data interpretation...). Participants are invited to submit their wishes in the registration form ("Remarks" section).
    Participants are encouraged to submit a 1 page summary of their work to be considered for poster presentation during the workshop. Experts in the various domains of thermal analysis will be available for discussions.


    April 21 - 26, 2024.

    Registration on Sunday 21 afternoon and welcome party, beginning of the summer school on Monday 22 morning, end of the summer school on Friday 26 afternoon (around 4 pm). We recommend to stay the week-end to visit the beautiful town of Lyon.


    The school will be held on the beautiful site of Fourvière Hill in Lyon, close to the Basilique de Fourvière and Roman Theater: Centre Jean Bosco, 14 rue Roger Radisson, 69005 Lyon, France


    Organizing chair:
    Dr. Georgeta POSTOLE
    CNRS, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon
    UMR 5256 CNRS-Université Lyon 1
    2, avenue Albert Einstein
    69626 Villeurbanne cedex, France
    Email: georgeta.postole@ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr

    For any question, please contact Dr. Aline AUROUX: aline.auroux@outlook.com