AICAT-TA Award Lecture

Prof. Giuseppe Arena

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy

Prof. Arena is Professor of Analytical Chemistry. Research Interests: Solution Speciation, Calorimetry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition Technology (MRT), Bio-mimetic systems

Lecture Title: ''Calorimetry: a priceless tool for characterizing intermolecular interactions and binding equilibria in solution. Retrospective and perspectives."

Plenary Lecture

Prof. Jurij Lah

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Lah is Professor of physical chemistry, head of chair of physical chemistry at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana. His research interests include: thermodynamic stability, interactions and structural features of biologically important molecules in relation to their function. Research focused on describing the behavior of non-canonical nucleic acids and intrinsically disordered proteins.

Lecture Title: ''How thermodynamics describes DNA stability and regulatory phase space?''

A. Lucci Award lecture

Dr. Maria Paciulli

Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco, Università di Parma, Italy

Dr. Paciulli is assistant professor of food science and technology a the Universiy of Parma. Her research interests are related to the study of physicochemical and thermal properties of food, as affected by formulation, processing and storage conditions.

Lecture Title: ''Differential scanning calorimetry of encapsulated food ingredients''

Invited Lectures


Dr. Lorenzo Appolonia

Centro Conservazione Restauro in Venaria, Italy

Dr. Appolonia, head of the scientific laboratories of the Soprintendenza of cultural heritage in Aosta and Centro Conservazione Restauro in Venaria, expert in the analysis for Cultural Heritage patrimony with many analytical techniques included calorimetry for caracterisation the materials and phases transition. 

Lecture Title: “Conservation: heating to know and understand

Prof. Celia Duce 

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, University of Pisa, Italy

Prof. Duce (PhD in Biomaterials, University of Pisa, 2005) is Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry. Her research focuses on the application of calorimetry and thermoanalytical techniques for the physicochemical characterization of biochemical systems, materials, and complex matrices such as proteinaceous and lipidic binders with pigment and additives

Lecture Title: “Focus on calorimetry and thermal analysis to study oil paint curing

Prof. Matko Erceg

Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, Croatia

Prof. Erceg is Full Professor and Vice-dean for Finance at the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split. His research interests are related to polymers, polymer composites, polymer nanocomposites – synthesis, characterization (FTIR; DSC; TGA; SAXS; WAXS);kinetics of heterogeneous processes (thermal degradation of polymer materials); polymer materials recycling; investigation of processes during pyrolysis

Lecture Title: ''The role of researchers in kinetical calculations''

Prof. Nadia Lotti

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Lotti is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna since 2011. She conducts her research in the Chemistry and Technology of Polymers. Her research interests are directed in particular to the synthesis and molecular, solid and melt characterization of polycondensates and the chemical modification of commercial polymers. She currently focuses her research on synthetic plastic from renewable sources for packaging applications and on biopolymers for biomedical use. Engaged in national and international research projects, she collaborates with several European institutes. Author of numerous publications, is a peer review of several Polymer Science Journals. She is author/co-author 147+ articles, 5 conference papers, 2 reviews (2115+ citations, h=25), and +110 communications in International and National Conferences.

Lecture Title: ''Thermal analysis applied to polymers: a powerful tool in combination with other techniques to extrapolate chemical structure-property correlations.''