Summer School of Calorimetry 2010

June 20 -25 – Lyons, France: “Calorimetry and thermal methods in catalysis”

Lyons, France –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 which wish to acquire skill in such methods applied to the characterization of solid supports and catalysts and to the catalytic reactions studies. English-speaking participants are welcome (lessons will be given both in French and in English).

The course is intended to fill the gap between the basic thermodynamic and kinetics concepts acquired by the students during their academic formation, and the use of experimental techniques such as thermal analysis and calorimetry to answer practical questions.

The course will give the students insight into the different thermal and calorimetric methods which can be employed in studies aimed at characterizing the physico-chemical properties of solid adsorbents, supports and catalysts, and the processes related to the adsorption desorption phenomena of the reactants and/or products of catalytic reactions.

The course will give also the basic concepts for the physico-chemical comprehension of the relevant phenomena.

Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of the catalytic reactions can be investigated fruitfully by means of thermal analysis and calorimetric methods in order to better understand the sequence of the elemental steps in the catalysed reaction.

The fundamental theory behind the various thermal analysis and calorimetric techniques and methods will be also illustrated.

Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, applied to the characterization of catalysts, supports and adsorbents, and to the study of catalytic reactions in various domains: air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage and CO2 capture.

Dates: June 20th (welcome around 16h-17h) – June 25th (end around 16h-17h), 2010

Inscription: See the website page:

Please register online.

You can also download this form: registration.pdf and send it back by e-mail or fax:
Fax: +33 4 72 44 53 99 (To: Dr. Aline AUROUX)

Location: The school will be held on the beautiful site of Fourviere Hill in Lyon, close to the Basilique de Fourviere: CNFETP* center, 9 mont??e Nicolas de Lange, 69005 Lyon, France.

Rooms in CNFETP. Single, shared shower for 4 rooms, double rooms on request.
Rooms with shower and toilets are also available in Jean Bosco center, 200m from CNFETP, 14 rue Roger Radisson, 69005 Lyon.

A list of low price hotels will also be available on request (see the list on website).

Registration fee: The registration fee includes lodging in CNFETP or Jean Bosco center, breakfasts, lunches and diners in CNFETP, coffes and drinks, welcome party, excursion and banquet, book of lessons.
– participants belonging to CNRS (permanent people only): free of charge
– participants from other public or private organisations including post-doctorants: 680 ??? with lodging in Jean Bosco center (470??? without lodging)
– students and PhD students: 470 ??? with lodging in CNFETP (680??? with lodging in Jean Bosco) and 320??? without lodging.

Scientific committee and speakers:

Click on a speaker’s name for a summary of their lectures.

For further information and reservation, please contact:?? Dr. Aline AUROUX,

*CNFETP (Centre National de Formation de l’Enseignement Technique Priv?? which is French for National Training Center for Technical Education Private). CNFETP -Lyons is one of three national centers.