Thermal Analysis of Polymers - Short Course
Thermal Analysis of Polymers
May 24-25, 2010
Michaels at Shoreline
Sponsored by Netzsch, PerkinElmer, Rose Consulting, TA Instruments and Thermo Fisher/Nicolet
2960 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Golden Gate Polymer Forum announces a two-day short course on thermal analysis. The course will be based on the recent book Thermal Analysis of Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications (J. D. Menczel and R. B. Prime, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2009 and will be taught by five of the contributors. We are able to offer this book to course attendees at the special price of $105. Techniques covered include:
The basic principles of each technique will be presented follow! ed by descriptions of the instrumentation and instruction on c! alibrati on, how to run an experiment, and a broad range of applications. The course will end with a demonstration of the most recent instrumentation. Those new to thermal analysis as well as experienced researchers and consumers of the information provided by thermal analysis will benefit from this course.
Monday May 24
7:30 am Registration opens, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Introductory remarks and query of student interests - Prime
8:45 am Standard DSC: basic principles, instrumentation, calibration, how to perform an experiment, selected applications - Menczel
9:45 am Break
! 10:15 am Continuation
11:00 am Modulated Temperature DSC: basic principles, instrumentation, calibration, how to perform an experiment, selected applications - Judovits
1:00 pm DSC of Thermosets - Prime
2:00 pm Small molecules, fast-scan DSC, blocks & blends - Bair
3:15 pm Break
3:40 pm TGA: basic principles, instrumentation, calibration, how to perform an experiment - Prime
5:15 pm TGA: Selected applications - Bair
6:00 pm Session ends, free time
Tuesday May 25
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am TMA: basic pr! inciples, instrumentation, calibration, how to perform an expe! riment, micro/nano-TA - Menczel
10:00 am TMA: selected applications - Bair
10:45 am Break
11:15 am DMA: basic principles, instrumentation, calibration, how to perform an experiment - Dillman
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Continuation
1:45 pm DMA: Bulky materials, films, fibers - Menczel
2:45 pm DMA: Thermosets - Prime
3:45 pm Instrument demonstration, book signing, wine and cheese
5:30 pm Conclusion
HARVEY E. BAIR, was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell La! bs, Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T) in Murray Hill, NJ from 1965 to 2001. Recently, during his retirement he has worked as a technical consultant. The focus of his work throughout his career has been the development of thermoanalytical methods to characterize the structure and behavior of polymers, especially multi-component blends, reactive polymer systems and materials containing additives. Most of his work is shared with the scientific community via 180 publications including several chapters in thermal analysis textbooks, in addition to many talks and tutorials. He is the recipient of the 2000 Society of Plastics Engineers International Award as well as SPE’s Fred O. Conley Award (1998) for plastics engineering technologies and the Mettler-Toledo Award (1987) for contributions to the field of thermal analysis. Mr. Bair has used his TA skills to define patentable processes for producing two new optical transceivers and an optical fiber accessory.
STEVEN H. DILLMAN, PHD, is a Professor of Plastics Engineering Technology at Western Washington University, where he has been teaching for over 16 years. He has taught courses in Polymer Technology, Reinforced Plastics/Composites, Advanced Composites, Injection Molding, Engineering Thermoplastics, Polymer Compounding, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Technology, and Data Analysis and Design of Experiments. He holds a B.S. from Rice University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, both in chemical engineering. Prior to joining Western he was a Research Engineer at Shell Chemical Company for five years, developing thermoplastic elastomers for the adhesives industry. He has authored over 25 publications and holds 12 patents in the area of polymer and composites materials technology.
LAWRENCE JUDOVITS, PHD, received his doctorate in chemistry in 1985 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the guidance of Dr. Bernhard Wunderlich. Since then he! has worked in industry, primarily for Arkema and its preceding companies (Pennwalt, Atochem, Elf Atochem, and Atofina) for 23 years. He has been president of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (2002) and currently the chairman of ASTM Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements. Dr. Judovits has over 25 publications, edited 2 books on Thermal Analysis and was a principle author in the book Thermal Analysis of Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications.
JOSEPH D. MENCZEL, PHD, is a recognized expert in thermal analysis of polymers with some thirty years of industrial and academic experience. He has researched more than 120 polymeric systems in which he studied calibration of DSCs, glass transition, nucleation, crystallization, melting, stability, mechanical and micromechanical properties of polymers, and polymer-water interactions. Dr. Menczel holds six patents and is the author of seventy scholarly papers. He is the auth! or of two chapters in the book Thermal Characterization of Pol! ymeric M aterials. In conducting DSC experiments, Dr. Menczel found a crystal/amorphous interface in semicrystalline polymers, which later became known as the rigid amorphous phase. He is also credited with developing the temperature calibration of DSCs for cooling experiments.
R. BRUCE PRIME, PHD, is a consultant to industry and government and a recognized authority on the cure and properties of crosslinked polymer systems. In his thirty-year IBM career he led teams responsible for developing and implementing polymer applications for printer and information storage technologies. He holds four patents and is the author of more than 50 technical papers and the chapter on Thermosets in Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials (E. A. Turi, editor, 1981, 1997). Dr. Prime is a fellow of SPE and NATAS and was the 1989 recipient of the Mettler-Toledo Award in Thermal Analysis. In 1980 he co-founded the Golden Gate Plastics Analysis Di! vision of SPE (GGPAD), which in 1986 became the Golden Gate Polymer Forum (GGPF) where he remains on the board of directors. He maintains the web site www.primethermosets.com to promote thermosets, including their thermal characterization.
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