Conference Program 

35th International Thermal Conductivity Conference  & 

23rd International Thermal Expansion Symposium

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center 
50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852


Sunday, September 25, 2022


3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.Registration Desk Open
6.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.Conference Opening and Welcome Reception
Check in at the registration desk and then join us for drinks and ‚small bites‘ all 
at 50 WARREN LOUNGE  in  the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference center.
Check out the posters and exhibitions while you relax and enjoy the early evening, recharge your batteries and set yourself up for a great conference.

Monday,  September 26,  2022 


8.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.Registration and Open Door 
9.00 a.m. – 9.10 a.m.Welcome to ITCC 2022Dr. Jürgen Blumm, 
Dr. Marc-Antoine Thermitus, 
NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing
9.10 a.m. – 9.25 a.m.In Memory of Dr. Ralph Dinwiddie and Dr. William J. ParkerDr. Peter Gaal
Heat Transfer
Chair: Dr. Jürgen Blumm
NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany
9.25 a.m. – 10.10 a.m. 

Plenary Lecture

Grating Excitation Techniques: Creation of Nano/Microscale Transport Properties Sensing Engineering and Its Progress

Dr. Yuji Nagasaka 
Prof. Emeritus Keio University, Japan
10.10 a.m. – 10.40 a.m.Virtual:  Ultra-Fast Heat Diffusion Measurement — Application to Thermophysical Properties of Thin Films and Interfaces

Dr. Takashi Yagi

National Metrology Institute of Japan,  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

10.40 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.Inelastic Neutron Scattering for Phonon Engineering in Thermoelectric Materials Caleb Stamper 
University of Wollongong,  AUS
11.00 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.Coffee Break and Posters 
11.15 a.m. – 11.35 a.m.Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Molten Salts Using a Modified Transient Hot-wire Needle Probe

Brian Merritt

Brigham Young University, USA

11.35 a.m. – 11.55 a.m.Thermal conductivity of ZrO2 Based Layers Investigated by the 3ω Method Vitali Bedarev 
Experimental Physics II
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 
11.55 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.Validation of 3ω-based Sensor to Measure the Heat Transfer Coefficient Between a Friction Stir Welding Tool and Workpiece Matthew Goodson 
Brigham Young University, USA
12.15 p.m. – 12.35 p.m.Virtual: Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Aluminum Samples at Cryogenic Temperatures Dr. Jean-Pierre Monchau 
THEMACS Ingénierie, France
12.35 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.Lunch Break 
Insulation and Construction Materials
Chair: Dr. Marc-Antoine Thermitus
NETZSCH Instruments, Inc., USA
1.45 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.  

Plenary Lecture

High-Temperature Thermophysical Properties for the Numerical Simulation of Construction Materials Exposed to Fire Load 


Dr. Erhard Kaschnitz (Plenary Speaker) 

and Dr. Andreas Cziegler
Austrian Foundry Research 

2.30 p.m. – 2.50 p.m.How to maintain high quality level and comparability of thermal conductivity testing in Europe for thermal insulation products

Susanne Dehn

Rockwool A/S, Denmark

2.50 p.m. – 3.10 p.m.Components of Thermal Conductivity Over a Large Range of Temperature of Thermal Insulation Products

Dr. Alain Koenen,

LNE, France

3.10 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.A Modern Evaluation of the Thermal Resistances of Air Spaces 

Dr. David Yarbrough and 
Dr. Hamed H. Saber

R&D Services, USA

3.30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.Coffee Break and Posters 
3.45 p.m. – 4.05 p.m.Comparative Test Using Various Advanced Heat Flow Meter Systems on Vacuum Insulation Panels

Dr. Jürgen Blumm

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany

4.05 p.m. – 4.25 p.m.In situ Measurement of Wall Thermal Resistance by Active Method 

Dr. Alain Koenen

LNE, France

4.25 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.Modeling and simulation of the guarded-hot-plate method for determination of thermal transmission properties 

Dr. Ingo Stark

Precision Measurements and Instruments, USA

4.45 p.m. – 5.05 p.m.Thermal Conductivity of Aerated Concrete – Characterization by Means of LFAFabia Beckstein
NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany
5.05 p.m. – 5.25 p.m.Virtual: Appropriate Metallic Coating for Thermal Diffusivity Measurement of Transparent Materials with Laser Flash Method 

Mu Li

National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

5.25 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.Correcting for Imperfect Boundaries in the Transient Plane Source Slab Method 

David Landry

Thermtest, Inc., USA

6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.Board Meeting ITCC 
Members only

Tuesday,  September 27,  2022 


8.00 a.m.Doors Open 
Chair: Melinda Tucker 
NETZSCH Instruments, Inc., USA
8.45 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Plenary Lecture

Direct and Inverse Heat/Mass Diffusion Problems in Li-ion Batteries and Drug Delivery Devices Li-ion Batteries and Drug Delivery Devices  

Dr. Ankur Jain

The University of Texas at 
Arlington, USA    

9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

Speech of Honor

Virtual: Evolution of the Laser Flash Method for Bulk Materials to the Ultrafast Laser Flash Method for Thin Films by Pico/Nano Second Repetitive Pulsed Light Heating

Dr. Tetsuya Baba 

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), WPI-MANA and CFSN, Japan

10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.Accurate Transient Heat Flow Meter (THFM) Method for Express Tests of Thermal EffusivityDr. Akhan Tleoubaev, PhD
10.20 a.m. – 10.40 a.m.Virtual: Thermal Property Test Study of Pellet to Cladding Interaction in CFR600 Design

Dr. Yan Peng

Department of Nuclear Engineering Design, China Insti-tute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, PRC

10.40 a.m. – 10.55 a.mCoffee Break and Poster Session 
10.45 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. Workshop - Parallel Meeting   -  Free for All Participants
Measurement of Thermal Effusivity – Stimulating Short Presentations and Discussion
Dr. Ron Tye, UK
High-Performance Materials I
10.55 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.Virtual: Thermal Characterization of High-Performance Insulation – Not Always an Easy Task.

Dr. Hans-Peter Ebert

ZAE Bayern, Germany

11.15 a.m. – 11.35 a.m.An Experimental Method to Determine the Thermal Contact Resistance and State of Charge of PCM Materials via Pressure Sensors in a Heat Flux Meter Apparatus

Dr. Joseph Rendall

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA

11.35 a.m. – 11.55 a.m.Evaluation of Thermal Conductivity of Metallic Tubes in Nuclear ApplicationsDr. Hsin Wang 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
11.55 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.Specific Heat test method in Heat Flow Meters (HFM) for Building and Cold Chain ApplicationsJay Thakkar, Jan Kosny, David Yarbrough, Margaret J. Sobkowicz
12.15 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.Lunch Break 
High-Performance Materials II
Chair: Dr. Hsin Wang

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.    


Plenary Lecture

Experimental and Theoretical Evidence for Heat Being Conducted in Solids by Diffusing Infrared Light 

Dr. Anne Hofmeister

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

2.15 p.m. – 2.35 p.m.A Thermal Conductivity Standard for Organic Phase Change Materials Around Ambient Temperature

Dr. William Wakeham1, Danai 
Velliadou1, Konstantinos D. 
Antoniadis2  Andreana 
Assimopoulou2, Marc J. Assael2 

1Imperial College London, UK,

2Aristotle University,  Greece 

2.35 p.m. – 2.55 p.m.Virtual or Face-to-Face: Development and Characterization of Graphene Modified Cellulose Derived Carbon Aerogels for Thermal Insulation

Dr. Xiaomeng Zhang

National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester, UK


2.55 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.Analysis and Optimization of the Binder Burnout of 3D-Printed Ceramic ComponentsChristina Strunz 
NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH,
3.15 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.Coffee Break and Posters 
3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.   

Plenary Lecture

Manipulating Thermal Transport in Metal–Organic Materials

Dr. Jarad Mason

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology,

Harvard University, USA

4.15 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.Understanding Thermal Conductivity in Energy Storage Applications 

Dr. Henry Asegun

Atomistic Simulation & Energy  (ASE) Research Group, MIT,  USA

4.45 p.m. – 5.05 p.mVirtual: Ionic and Thermal Transport Properties of ion conducting Ceramic Electrolytes

Magnus Rohde

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

5.05 p.m. – 5.25 p.m.Liquid Metal Transient Hot Wire Method to Determine the Thermal Conductivity of Stereolithographic 3D Printed PEGDA 

Derek Sanchez

Brigham Young University, USA

5.25 p.m. — 5.45 p.m. EV Gap Filler Thermal Conductivity Measurements Upon Aging in Bondline Geometry

Dr. Andres Becerra

Dow Chemical Company, USA

5.45 p.m. — 6.15 p.m.

Plenary Lecture

The Complexity of Plutonium Phase Stability as Revealed by Thermal Expansion

Dr. Jeremy Mitchell
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA
7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.Awards Dinner 
at the Restaurant of the University Lowell
NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.

Wednesday,  September 28,  2022 


8.30 a.m.Doors Open 

9.15 a.m. – 

9.35 a.m.


Dr. Jürgen Blumm, NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH

Dr. Marc-Antoine Thermitus, NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.

Dr. Jürgen Blumm, NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH

Dr. Marc-Antoine Thermitus, NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.          

9.35 a.m. – 

10.00 a.m.

 Transfer to NETZSCH Instruments, Burlington, MA  Shuttle Service  Provided

10.00 a.m. – 

12.00 p.m

NETZSCH Applications Laboratory Tour and Live Demonstrations: Free for all Participants Bradford Hammond, NETZSCH Instruments, Inc.

12.00 p.m. – 

12.30 p.m.

 Transfer to BRUKER Optics, Billerica, MA Shuttle Service  Provided

12.30 p.m.– 

2.30 p.m.

Bruker Laboratory Tour Tom Tague, Bruker Optics 
2.30 p.m.– 3.00 p.m. Return to Conference Center  Shuttle Service Provided