March 6 - 10, 2016
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA USA

Waters Symposium.

The Twenty-Sixth James L. Waters Symposium: Thermal Analysis Instrumentation.

Thermal Analysis Instrumentation

Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:30 PM
Room 245, Morial Convention Center

The Twenty-Sixth Annual Waters Symposium recognizes the introduction of commercial Thermal Analysis Instrumentation. The symposium will include three speakers who encompass thermal analysis from its early development through commercialization and application. This symposium highlights the rich history of thermal analysis as well as its future.

The objective of the Waters Symposium is to recognize researchers and the development and application of instrumentation by preserving the early, and in some cases, more mature history of the important contributions as well as the cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and marketing organizations.

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Wallace H. Coulter

Kick-off Pittcon 2015 with the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture featuring Naomi J. Halas.

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Symposium Speakers

Roger Lee Blaine, TA Instruments

Roger Lee Blaine, PhD is a retired principle scientist for TA Instruments. Dr. Blaine is a founding member of the ASTM International Committee on Thermal Analysis and the Thermal Analysis Forum of the Delaware Valley. He is an Emeritus member of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) having served as its President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Roger currently serves as a consult for thermal analysis standards and regulatory affairs.

Abstract: A Brief History of Advances in Thermal Analysis Instrumentation

Robert Danley, TA Instruments Waters LLC

Robert Danley is a Fellow Scientist at TA Instruments Waters LLC. His career at TA Instruments spans the development of thermal analysis instruments including DSC, TGA, DT-TGA, DMA and others. He holds over 20 US patents in DSC and thermal analysis and many patents in other countries. He is the principal inventor and developer of TA Instruments Tzero® DSC.

Abstract: From Thermometry to Differential Thermal Analysis to Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Key Developments in DSC

Kevin P Menard, Perkin Elmer

Kevin P Menard, Ph.D. is a Product Manager for Mechanical Analysis at Perkin Elmer. He currently manages the Thermal and Elemental Product lines. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Material Science and Engineering at University of North Texas. He has published or coauthored over 100 papers, has given over 80 presentations and written numerous encyclopedia articles, book chapters, and a monograph, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, A Practical Introduction, now in its 3rd Edition. His recent interests have been in hyphenated or coupled thermal systems.

Abstract: Hyphenated Techniques in Thermal Analysis

Bryan Bilyeu, Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. Bilyeu is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana. He earned both his B.S. in chemistry (1995) and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering (2003) from the University of North Texas. His Ph.D. research involved thermal phase transitions and mechanical properties in polymers, which led to later work in materials and methods for water and wastewater treatment. Since coming to Xavier as an Assistant Professor in Physics in the Fall of 2006, he has taught a variety of chemistry, physics, and engineering courses. He has co-authored 8 book chapters, 39 peer-reviewed journal articles, 34 conference presentation preprints, and has 2 US patents.

Abstract: Thermomechanical Analysis




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