Every three years, ASME and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsor the Symposium on Thermophysical Properties. The K-7 Committee is responsible for the general oversight and planning for the Symposium. The most recent Thermophysical Properties Symposium information can be found at http://thermosymposium.nist.gov/
The areas of thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids and solids are broadly represented in the symposium. Special topics covered in the past symposia include: acoustic, optical, photothermal, and subsecond techniques of measuring thermophysical properties; materials of strong technological interest, namely molten materials, natural gas, thin films, refrigerants, polymer solutions, and supercritical fluids; properties for chemical and metallurgical process design; fundamental topics such as molecular simulation of fluid behavior, critical behavior, properties in low gravity, shear effects on property measurement, structure of fluids, wetting and interfaces; and property data, including demonstrations of databases.