Calorimetry and thermal methods in material science

Lyon, France | June 19 – 24, 2016

Fourvière Hill in Lyon
Fourvière Hill in Lyon

Lyons, FRANCE  —  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, air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, food chemistry, polymers…

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,
  • 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 oral/poster presentation during the workshop. Experts in the various domains of thermal analysis will be available for discussions.


Aline AUROUX and Simona BENNICI, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon, UMR 5256 CNRS/Université Lyon 1, 2 avenue Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne cedex, France
Phone: +33 4 72 44 53 98; Fax: +33 4 72 44 53 99; E-mail:

DATES: June 19 – 24, 2016.

Registration on Sunday 19 afternoon and welcome party, beginning of the summer school on Monday 20 morning, end of the summer school on Friday 24 afternoon (around 5 pm).


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.


The registration fee includes 5 nights of housing in Jean Bosco or Foyer Jésus-Marie centers (depending on your choice and availability), 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 diners, coffees and drinks, 1 welcome party, 1 excursion and 1 banquet, the book of lessons and the attendance to the school:


You can register on-line on the website 

In case of problems during the on-line registration procedure, you can also download the registration form: registration.pdf and send it back by e-mail or fax:

Fax: +33 4 72 44 53 99 (To: Dr. Aline AUROUX)


A detailed schedule will be soon available on the website.
(Photos of the calorimetry school which was held in June 2015 can still be seen on

Lessons will be given in parallel sessions in French and in English.

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