25 No. 2
Gerhard M. Schneider
17th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT
2002) was held at Rostock, Germany, from 28 July to 2 August
2002. Conference chairmen were Prof. A. Heintz and Prof. E.
Vogel, University of Rostock, Germany. Since the first event
in 1969 in Warsaw, Poland, these biennial conferences have
gained increasing international interest and reputation. They
are now well established and belong to the most important
periodical conferences in the field of chemical thermodynamics
worldwide. The conference was a very successful meeting with
594 attendees (including 78 accompanying persons) from 46
countries. The scientific program included the Rossini Lecture,
7 plenary lectures, 3 main lectures, 25 invited lectures,
227 oral contributions, and 273 posters. Invited lectures
will appear in Pure and Applied Chemistry, with John
H. Dymond as conference editor.
Rostock, the scientific program started with the traditional
Rossini Lecture, which was presented by Prof. J. M. Prausnitz,
Berkeley, CA, USA, on "Molecular Thermodynamics for Some Applications
in Biotechnology" (see page 13).
Seven symposia and four workshops were held concurrent with
the Laehnwitz Seminar on Calorimetry. The complete program
was accompanied by database demonstrations coordinated by
H. V. Kehiaian and W. M. Haynes.
the former IUPAC Commission on Thermodynamics, the new International
Association on Chemical Thermodynamics (IACT), established
at Rostock, will arrange for all future conferences including
IUPAC sponsorship. J.-P. Grolier (Clermont- Ferrand, France)
will act as chairman, J. H. Dymond (Glasgow, U.K.) as secretary,
and A. R. H. Goodwin (Cambridge, U.K. and Ridgefield, CT,
USA) as treasurer. All will serve four-year terms.
next ICCT will be held in Beijing, China, from 23-27 August
Simulations of Fluids and Statistical Thermodynamics, coordinated
by T. Boublik and H. Krienke
Phase Equilibria, Supercritical Mixtures, and Separation
Techniques Including Polymer Systems, coordinated by T.
W. de Loos and W. Arlt
Electrolyte Solutions and Non-Electrolyte Mixtures Including
Reactive Chemical Systems, coordinated by T. M. Letcher,
E. Wilhelm, and G. Maurer
Thermodynamic Properties of New and Advanced Materials Including
Pharmaceuticals, coordinated by R. D. Weir and S. Stølen
Organized Solutions, Surface and Colloid Chemistry, coordinated
by G. Olofsson and G. H. Findenegg
Thermochemistry, Calorimetry, and Molecular Energetics,
coordinated by A. L. Smith and G. Wolf. This symposium also
included the Laehnwitz Seminar on Calorimetry, coordinated
by C. Schick.
Thermodynamics in the Biological Sciences. Theoretical Aspects
and Technical Applications, coordinated by R. Goldberg and
Material and Energy Transport in Dense Membranes, coordinated
by J. G. Crespo and R. N. Lichtenthaler
Thermochemical, Thermodynamic, and Transport Properties
of Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Mixtures, coordinated by
A. Laesecke and U.K. Deiters,
Properties of Ionic Liquids and their Application in Chemical
Engineering, coordinated by K. N. Marsh and A. Heintz
Educational Thermodynamics, coordinated by T. M. Letcher
M. Schneider is a professor at Ruhr-Universitatät
Bochum, Germany. He was
awarded the Rossini Lecture in 1990.
modified 13 March 2003.
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