Industrial Problem Solving Using Thermal Analysis Techniques

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Presented by Anthony Parker, A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $250

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course emphasizes the practical applications of thermal analysis techniques in real-world problem-solving situations (commonly experienced in industrial and academic work environments). A brief background of the most common TA methods will be provided, including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Case studies illustrating how these techniques can be used individually and collectively used to solve industrial process and product development problems will be presented.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course emphasizes practical applications and real-world problem-solving situations (commonly found in industrial and academic environments). The subject matter is appropriate for technical professionals and managers with academic backgrounds in all fields of chemistry. Prior thermal analysis experience is not required.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Learn about the basics techniques – DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA; Learn how to use the techniques alone and in tandem to solve process and performance problems in product development – examples include composites, coatings, and process studies; Learn how to identify the nature of transitions in polymeric materials; Develop an appreciation for when to use a particular TA technique.

TRACK: Industry/Manufacturing

CATEGORIES: Polymers, Thermal Analysis


About the Instructor

Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 36 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. He has been involved in multiple start-up businesses ranging from medical devices and musical instrument strings to packaging adhesives and cosmetics. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based materials and adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships in polymers, thermal analytical and spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), coatings, and musical strings. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than fifty technical publications, with more than forty issued patents.

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