About the Congress

Congress Proceedings

If you would like a copy of the proceedings of the 2009 Congress, you can download the document in two parts using the following links. These documents are PDF files; you will need software like Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Special Announcement

2009 H1N1 Flu Update
At this time, the congress will be held as scheduled. We continue to monitor the latest information concerning the spread of the 2009 H1N1 Flu, recently referred to as the swine flu virus. At this time, neither the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor the World Health Organization has issued any bans on travel to the United States. For the latest news on the outbreak, and for information on how to minimize its risks, we urge you to visit the CDC , or the WHO.

Congress News

Aim of the Congress

The objective of the Congress are to provide a forum for scientists and engineers from academia, research laboratories, and industry from all over the world who are involved in the field of thermal stresses to exchange ideas and to extend further cooperation among participants. The Congress should forge cooperative links between researchers and engineers by bringing them to one place, where they present their achievements and conduct discussions.


Time and Place

The Congress will be held June 1-4, 2009, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All Congress sessions will take place at the Illini Union.

The University of Illinois serves the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. Illinois alumni have earned Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes and Olympic medals, orbited the earth, and lead international corporations. The campus offers rich experiences beyond the classroom, from the best in performing arts to Big Ten Sports.