Workshop: Thermal Analysis Using Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA)

Hosted by NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing and Deakin University

Workshop Focus on TGA and STA

Thermal Analysis is a group of methods in which the thermophysical properties of a substance or a mixture are measured as a function of temperature or time while the substance is subjected to a controlled temperature program. Exact thermal data is the basic requirement for material syntheses, for describing a material’s behaviour, for exact material selection. Thermogravimetry (TGA) is a Thermal Analysis technique in which the mass of the sample is monitored as a function of temperature or time, while the sample is subjected to a controlled temperature program. The program typically involves heating, cooling or isothermal steps. Simultaneous Thermal Analysis generally refers to the simultaneous application of Thermogravimetry (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to one and the same sample in a single instrument.


Deakin University
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Rd
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
Building NA, Room 1.417

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Target Group

Scientists, engineers, and laboratory personnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal property measurements for charac-terization of materials.

Participation fee

$20, including refreshments


Seats are limited, so we recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible.

Your booking will be confirmed via email.


8.45 Doors Open
9.00 Welcome
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
9.15 TGA/STA - Theory, Measuring Principle, Instrumentation
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T
10.15 Coffee Break
10.45 Influential Factors, Sample Preparation, Methodical Considerations – How to Plan an Experiment
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T
11.30 Applications of Thermal Analysis Techniques at Carbon Nexus, Deakin University
Dr. Kim Quayle/Rob Pow, IFM
11.45 Kinetics Neo – Simulating and Optimising Chemical Processes using Thermal Analysis Data
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Workshop 1 – TG 209 F1 Libra measurement (live demonstration) and lab tour
Dr. Jiunn Jieh Lee and Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T (two alternating groups of max. 8 people, 20 min. sessions)
13.45 Workshop 2 – Analysis and Evaluation of Measurements
Dr. Markus Meyer, NETZSCH A&T (one group of max. 16 people)
14.30 Hyphenated Thermogravimetry Techniques (TG-FT-IR, TG-MS, TG-GC-MS)
Andrew Gillen, NETZSCH A&T
15.15 Q&A
15.30 Farewell