AICAT-TA Award Lecture
Prof. Giuseppe Arena
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
Lecture Title: ''Calorimetry: a priceless tool for characterizing intermolecular interactions and binding equilibria in solution. Retrospective and perspectives."
Prof. Jurij Lah
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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
Lecture Title: ''Differential scanning calorimetry of encapsulated food ingredients''
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.''