Welcome of the President
The Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (STK) celebrated its
30th anniversary in the Novartis Learning Center
It was a great pleasure for the president of the STK, Mrs Dr. D. Giron (Novartis Pharma
CHAD) to have the hospitality of Novartis for this celebration and
she addressed her best thanks to Novartis in name of the STK.
Opening, Danielle Giron
The meeting started on September 8th
with the welcome address of Dr. Ettlin. The aim of the association STK is to assemble
scientists and specialists from universities and industries in the
field of thermal analysis and calorimetry. The members of the
board are from the industry and university.
Every year national
meetings of STK as well as from time to time joined meetings with
the french, the italian or the german partner societies take
place. STK promotes research of
high level and is awarding the Price for “Applied Chemical
Thermodynamics” nearly every year and also a price for young
The 30th anniversary
meeting was focused mainly
on applications in food, pharmaceuticals and life science. 18
lectures and 11 posters were presented from the industry and
several universities (Basel, Lausanne, Zurich, Innsbruck, Lille).
Welcome address, Robert Ettlin
Marek Maciejewski of the ETH
received the STK award 2005 for his research in coupled techniques in thermal
analysis (TA-MS, TA-FTIR and especially pulsed TA) and their
application for investigating gas-solid reactions, solid state
kinetics, solid state chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. The price for young scientist has been attributed to
Andreas Zogg (Ciba-SC)for the development of a new reaction
calorimeter for kinetic analysis.
Posters and Exhibition (12
companies) sessions were devoted to exchange and discussions.