Global Award

Introducing the award

We are now accepting application for the 2016 IACT Junior Travel Awards for Graduate Students.

The International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics junior travel award is offered to outstanding PhD students in the early part of their thesis/doctorate to allow them to attend the ICCT conference. The award is expected to be available every two years. It is not permitted to apply for both the Kehiaian and Junior travel awards. The award will be a financial contribution towards travel and subsistence to attend the ICCT conference, plus a waiver for conference registration fees.

Applications for up to two IACT Junior Awards are invited from PhD candidates, or recent PhD graduates, planning to attend the 24th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics (ICCT-2016) in Guilin, China 22-26 August, 2016. These awards, made possible by the kind sponsorship of Elsevier, comprise a certificate, to be presented at the conference, a waiver of the conference registration fee, and a contribution towards the costs of travel and subsistence to attend ICCT-2016. Recipients must attend the ICCT-2016 and present a paper on the topic of their PhD dissertation.

Journal of chemical thermodynamics


2014 Recipients

Poorandokht Ilani-Kashkouli
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Presentation: Phase Equilibria of Semi-Clathrate Hydrates of Carbon Dioxide + TBPB or TBANO3

2012 Recipients

Samuel Venancio de Sousa Freitas
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Presentation: Measurement and Prediction of the Speed of Sound of Biodiesel Fuels

Ulrike Kummer
Helmholtz-Zentrum esden-Rossendorf - Institute of Ressourcenecology
Presentation: Denaturation studies of S-layer proteins by using Differential Scanning Calorimetry

2010 Recipients

Dr. Ala Bazyleva (Post doc)
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada
Presentation: Phase behavior of Athabasca bitumen

Dr. Gennady Gor (Post doc)
Rutgers University of New Jersey, U.S.A.
Presentation: Thermodynamics of Adsorption-Induced Deformation of Mesoporous Solids

Dr. Yoshimitsu Kohama (Post doc)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Presentation: AC Specific Heat and Magnetocaloric Effect Measurements for Short Pulsed Magnetic Fields.

Hongli Liu (Graduate Student)
Hunan Central University (China) and Osaka Kinki University (Japan)
Presentation: Thermodynamic Properties of o-, m- and p-Structure Isomers

M.S. Santosh (Graduate Student)
National Institute of Technology Mangalore, India
Presentation: Volumetric, Refractometric and Excess Properties of Glycylglycine in Aqueous FeCl2 solution at temperatures T = (288.15 to 318.15) K

Maria Toikka (Graduate Student)
St Petersburg State University, Russia
Presentation: Experimental Study of Thermodynamic Peculiarities of the Reacting Systems: Critical States, Phase and Chemical Equilibrium in the Quaternary System with Ester Synthesis Reaction

Dr. Takeshi Yamada (Post Doc)
Institute for Solid State Physics Tokyo, Japan
Presentation: Phase Transitions and Dynamics of Water in Nano-Porous Copper Rubeanate

2008 Recipients

Dr. R.M. Bogel-Lukasik
Department of Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Presentation: VLE, partition coefficients and separation factors of supercritical CO2/ionic liquid systems for separation of biotransformation products.

Dr. L.M. Casás
Department of Applied Physics, University of Vigo, Spain
Presentation: Measurement and analysis of the density and the surface tension for dialkylcarbonates + n-alkanes mixtures.

Mr. O. Elizalde-Solis
Thermodynamics Laboratory, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México D.F.
Presentation: Solubilities of solids in supercritical carbon dioxide using a new on-line static-analytic apparatus.

Dr. F. Lovell
Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
Presentation: Application of the SAFT-VR EOS coupled with density functional theory to the prediction of interfacial phenomena of real fluids of industrial interest.

Dr. A.F.L.O. M. Santos
Department of Chemistry, University of Porto, Portugal.
Presentation: Thermochemical properties of 2- and 3-acetylpyrroles.


Established in 2004, the IACT Junior Travel Awards for Graduate Students is  bi-annual award is presented in association with the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics.

Application Process

How to apply:

Qualified PhD students or recent graduates should apply by email to Prof. Deresh Ramjugernath, Secretary of IACT []. The application must contain:

  • The (preliminary) title of the candidate’s PhD dissertation.
  • A one-page abstract of the presentation intended to be given by the candidate at ICCT-2016, including their name, affiliation and e-mail address.
  • A curriculum vitae of the applicant providing an overview of academic activities, such as academic degrees obtained to date, graduate courses attended and, if any, scientific papers published and/or conferences attended.
  • An official recommendation statement from the dissertation supervisor confirming either that the PhD was awarded within the last two years or that the PhD dissertation will be submitted and defended not later than 28 February, 2017.

The deadline for applications to be received is 28 February 2016 and the Award Committee will announce the winner on or before 30 April 2016.

Send the Completed Application Package by email (only)

Send a copy to Deresh Ramjugernath (IACT Secretary), along with a copy to IACT Chairman Martin Trusler

Award and Ceremony

The award will be a financial contribution towards travel and subsistence to attend the ICCT conference, plus a waiver for conference registration fees.