The Korean Society of Thermophysical Properties (KSTP) was established 2001 on the aiming for contribution to the thermophysical properties, and the improvement of the science and technology. The objective of the society is to provide and to exchange academic and industrial information of research results with all of the members both internally and externally as well. As an expert of studying high-tech materials for semiconductor, display and IT industry, the society has researched the basis of industrial development. Thermophysical property is an area where the importance of the sector is even higher recently along with further development of energy saving, thermal design and advanced materials. The KSTP is contributing to the development of the thermophysical properties in response to the demands of the domestic industry whose application contains a variety of majors, including mechanical, physical, materials and chemical engineering in diverse fields of applied and basic research.
There are three International thermophysical properties conferences named the Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference (ATPC), European Conference on Thermophysical Properties (ECTP), the Symposium on Thermophysical Properties (STP, the United States), and each of society has been held every three years with great success. This year, ATPC 2016 will take place in Yokohama, Japan in October 2016, and we look forward to active participation in the conference.
On behalf of the president of the society, we are pleased to have the opportunity to publish excellent research results of the year 2016 in the special issue of HTHP, and we sincerely thank all members of the society and HTHP.
President of KSTP