Scientific Events

Zurich 2001


Scientific Program


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry, a symposium was held at the ETH in Zuerich
on March 28, 2001.


The Swiss Society of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry was founded in 1975 by Prof. G. Bayer, Zürich, Dr. A. Delay, Lausanne, Dr. E. Dubler, Zürich, Prof. P. Lerch, Lausanne, Dr. E. Marti, Basel, Dr. M. Müller-Vonmoos, Zürich, Prof. H.R. Oswald, Zürich, Prof. W. Richarz, Zürich and Dr. H.G. Wiedemann, Greifensee. The society grew rapidely and has now about 120 members. Members are from all parts of Switzerland, from university, industry and manufacturers of instrumentation.

STK is member of the ESTAC (European Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry) and of the international society ICTAC (International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry) which cover 46 countries with 550 members. In 1992 a new european society eurostar-science organizing scientific conferences in Europe was born with a nucleus of the board members of the STK.

Every year national meetings of STK as well as from time to time joined meetings with the French, the Italian or the German partner society take place. The symposium ESTAC 3 was organized by the board members of STK 1984 in Interlaken with more than 300 participants.

STK promotes research of high level and is presenting an Award Price for "Applied Chemical Thermodynamics" nearly every year and also a price for "Young scientists".

We are very grateful to Dr. E. Marti who promotes Swiss thermal analysis over years as President of the STK and to all other foundation members who are present to-day in Zürich.

It is a very great pleasure for me to open this celebrating day of the 25th anniversary of STK in ETH-Zürich.

The President of STK
Dr. D. Giron

Scientific program - Lectures

A. Baiker, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
"Thermal analysis in catalysis research: Opportunities and limitations" 

Award "STK- Preis für Junge Forscher"
B. Roduit, AKTS Corp., Charlotte, USA
"Prediction of the progress of solid state reactions under different temperature modes" 

P. Tissot, Université de Genève, Switzerland
"Quelques Applications de l’analyse thermique en chimie minérale" 

Award "ICTAC Distinguished Service Award"
H.G.Wiedemann, Staefa, Switzerland
"Vergleich von Humboldts Mexikanischen Bilderhandschriften in Berlin mit dem Codex Huatmantla vom Anthropologischen Museum in Mexiko City" 

M. Feist, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany
"Halogenoferrates(II,III) and manganates(II) with Cations of N-Heterocyclic Bases.Crystal Structures, Spectroscopic Characterization and Thermal Behaviour"

E. Marti, Solvias AG, Basel, Switzerland
"Pharmazeutische Wirkstoffe und Hilfsstoffe: Charakterizierung mit thermoanalytischen Methoden"

A. Raemy, Nestec S. A., Lausanne, Switzerland
"Etude du comportement thermique des aliments par des méthodes calorimétriques" 

S.Pfeffer, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
"The combination of thermoanalytical and crystallographic investigations for a complex polymorphism problem" 

U. J. Griesser, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
"Thermal Analysis of Drug Hydrates - Problems and Solutions" 

G.Widmann Mettler Toledo AG, Schwerzenbach, Switzerland
"What are the key specifications of a DSC?"

Scientific program - Posters

H. Weber and P. Jeney, CH-8957 Spreitenbach
"Ultrahigh Temperature Gasification of Organic Materials" 

F. Zaman, M. Mutz, P. Schwab, P. Piechon, D. Goldbronn, D. Giron, 
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
"Applications of Solution Calorimetry in Characterisation of Pharmaceutical Powders"

D. Giron, C. Goldbronn, S. Pfeffer, P. Piechon, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
"Determination of amorphous content: Comparison of microcalorimetry, DSC and X-ray diffraction"

S. Pfeffer, D.Giron, C. Goldbronn, P. Piechon, M. Bellus, 
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
"Characterization of hydrates. Case study"

E. Post, E. Kapsch, B. Sauseng, Netsch-Gerätebau GmbH, Selb, Germany
"Characterization of Polymers by Simultaneous Thermogravimetry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Evolved Gas Analysis Methods"

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