Seminar Series:

 

Instant Insights

TA Instruments is bringing our in-house experts to you! Join us for our new online seminar series for a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the latest analytical insights with our applications and product management team. A question and answer session with the speaker will follow each seminar. 

Upcoming Seminars:

Polymers

Steady State & Flash Methods for Thermal Diffusivity and Thermal Conductivity Determination

Justin Wynn

In this presentation we will demonstrate accurate and high-throughput methods to measure the critical heat transfer properties of thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity. 

April 2, 2020
11:00 AM US/Eastern

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Oil drums

Use of Thermal Analysis and Rheometry to Study Waxation in Crude Oil

Yash Adhia

Crude oil is typically extracted as a single organic liquid phase from the reservoir. However during transportation, a drop in the temperature can cause the higher molecular weight paraffins or waxes to separate into the solid phase. 

April 3, 2020
11:00 AM US/Eastern

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Batteries

Unlock a New Dimension in your Battery Research Through Isothermal Microcalorimetry

Malin Suurkuusk, Ph.D.

In order to meet growing market demands for power storage, Lithium ion and new battery chemistries demand higher energy density, longer cycle life, calendar life, and better safety to a lower cost. Isothermal microcalorimetry is a highly sensitive, non-destructive and non-specific tool to characterize these critical performance criteria. 

April 6, 2020
11:00 AM US/Eastern

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Past Seminars:

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Advancements in the Characterization of Pharmaceuticals by DSC

Jason Saienga, Ph.D.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry is a simple, yet powerful technique to gain a broad understanding of the characteristics of pharmaceutical materials, from the crystalline structure that exists to the compatibility of a specific formulation. 

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Adhesive, Epoxy

Thermal, Rheological and Mechanical Characterizations of Thermosets

Tianhong (Terri) Chen, Ph.D.

Thermosetting materials, such as epoxy, have been widely applied in many areas including automotive, aerospace and electronics industries in the form of surface coating, structural adhesives, advanced composites and packaging materials. 

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About The Speakers

Tianhong (Terri) Chen, Ph.D.

Tianhong (Terri) Chen, Ph.D. is a Senior Applications Support Scientist with TA Instruments currently supporting the Rheology and DMA product lines. She received her PhD degree in Polymer Science from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in China, specializing in polymer synthesis and characterization. She did her post-doc research and later became a research assistant professor at the University of Maryland. During that time, her research was focused on biopolymer modifications and analysis. Dr. Chen joined TA Instruments in 2004. Her key responsibilities at TA Instruments are customer support, consultation, and teaching DMA and rheology training courses. Dr. Chen has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two US patents.

Malin Suurkuusk, Ph.D.

Malin Suurkuusk is the Isothermal Calorimetry Product Manager / Application Specialist at TA Instruments. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Stockholm University, and a PhD from the University of Lund where she studied in the lab of Prof. Ingemar Wadsö. She has worked extensively with Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, as well as other biophysical methods. Her early work in microcalorimetry instrument development included responsibilities in product management, applications lab management and marketing at Thermometric in Sweden. She is considered the world’s leading expert on the TAM isothermal instruments with numerous microcalorimetry publications. In October of 2014 she was recognized for her contributions to the field of microcalorimetry, and featured as a Biophysicist in Profile by the Biophysical Society.

Jason Saienga, Ph.D.

Jason Saienga is currently the Product Manager for the Thermal Analysis and Thermal Conductivity product lines at TA Instruments. Jason joined TA in 2006 after completing his doctorate program in Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. Jason started out his career at TA in the applications lab teaching the theory and applications lectures, instrument hands-on courses, and providing customer and sales support for the thermal analysis techniques. As Product Manager, Jason and his team work to define and coordinate of the future of thermal analysis and thermal conductivity product lines at TA.

Justin Wynn

Justin Wynn is an Application Engineer for Thermophysical Properties at TA Instruments. As an Application Engineer, he provides primary support on the thermophysical product line, which includes thermal conductivity meters, flash diffusivity analyzers and dilatometers. He performs demonstrations and conducts feasibility tests to characterize a bevy of samples with appropriate data analysis, and provides application specific test protocol development support. Prior to joining TA Instruments in 2016, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Delaware. While there, he assisted in an independent study that involved comparative study of motion in human subjects. His senior capstone project revolved around the development of safety tools to be used in hospital operating rooms.

Yash Adhia

Yash Adhia is a Senior Applications Support Engineer at TA Instruments supporting the thermal and rheology line of products. Prior to joining TA Instruments, he earned his Master’s in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his graduate studies, he worked on studying and characterizing gels formed through the self-assembly of small molecules and its interaction with polymeric additives using thermal, rheological and optical techniques. He earned his Bachelor’s in Surface Coating Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India where his undergraduate research focused on studying curing kinetics of epoxy resins using DSCs. During the course of his undergraduate and graduate studies, he has had the opportunity to intern at Asian Paints India Ltd, Mumbai, working on formulating and characterizing photo-curable coatings, and at INOS Technologies, Ann Arbor working on negative pressure wound therapy foams.