13th International Conference on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis

March 13-18, 2011

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
MTAA-13, 50 years.

Planning is underway for the 2011 Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (MTTA-13) Conference. Fifty years after the first MTAA in College Station, the conference returns to where it began!

In 1961, Texas A&M hosted the inaugural meeting of the Modern Trends in Activation Analysis conference which has become the premier scientific symposium series for practitioners of activation analysis methods. The first conference was co-chaired by Derek Gibbons from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and Richard E. Wainerdi, A&M College of Texas. Since that time, the series has been held all over the world. Dr. Wainerdi will serve as our Honorary Chair of this event!

We are planning an exciting program, and we hope you'll make plans to join us in 2011!

Conference registration and abstract submissions opened on April 15, 2010. Register today!

Event Organized under the auspices of the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA).

Event Sponsored by:

  • Texas A&M University
    • Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis
    • Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
    • Texas Engineering Experiment Station
    • Department of Chemistry
    • College of Science

In Cooperation with:

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency
  • American Nuclear Society

Event Co-sponsored by:

  • Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab, University of Texas at Austin
  • Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Nuclear Engineering Department, Texas A&M University
  • Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University Student Section of the American Nuclear Society

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Richard E. Wainerdi, President, CEO and COO, Texas Medical Center – Honorary Chairman
  • Emile Schweikert, Professor and Director, Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis, Texas A&M University – Co-Chair
  • Dennis James, Research Chemist and Manager, Elemental Anlaysis Laboratory, Texas A&M University – Co-Chair
  • Lee Peddicord, Professor and Director, Nuclear Power Institute, Texas A&M University
  • Sheldon Landsberger, Professor and Coordinator, Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program, University of Texas
  • Ken Ellis, Professor and Manager, Body Composition Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dan Reece, Professor and Director, Nuclear Science Center, Texas A&M University
  • Rolf Zeisler, Scientist Emeritus, National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • Ron Carter, Assistant Department Head, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
  • Mary Cearley, Assistant to Agency Director, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University

Conference Registration Information

Online Registration

Online Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available throughout the conference.

You may pay your registration fee by check, money order, or credit card. TTI Event Management & Planning (EM&P) cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Please make checks or money orders (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-MTAA13. EM&P also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.


Cancellations received in writing to EM&P by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 14, 2011, will be given a full refund. No refunds will be made if received after Monday, February 14, 2011. Please e-mail your request to events@tamu.edu. At any time, if the registered participant cannot attend this conference, someone else may attend in his/her place.

Hotel Information

Conference organizers have arranged special rates at several local hotels from which we will provide regular transportation to all conference functions. You may, of course, obtain accommodations at any of many hotels in the area but bus transportation to and from the conference site may not be available. The first three properties listed at the link below are particularly nice newer hotels which have agreed to extend US/Texas government rates to MTAA attendees. Lower cost options are also listed. Reservations must be made no later than February 21, 2011 to take advantage of these special conference rates. Make reservations now!

Helpful Travel Information

How to get to College Station from nearby airports

Texas A&M University is located in the south-central portion of the state of Texas about 90 miles north of the city of Houston. Air travel is available either via Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or the Dallas-Fort Worth Intercontinental Airport (DFW) to Easterwood Airport (CLL) in College Station. Most attendees will find it most convenient to travel through Houston with a connecting flight, a limousine shuttle (http://www.groundshuttle.com/index.php) or a rental car to College Station. Transportation between the hotels and the conference site, as well as to all conference activities will be provided by the conference. Rental car parking on campus will be restricted, so we encourage everyone to make use of the conference transportation while in College Station.


The weather in March in Texas is usually mild. We scheduled the conference to be early enough to avoid the hot summers here. (Sometimes our public buildings may be too cool so do bring a light jacket or sweater with you to the sessions in case you get cold.)

The historical temperatures for the week of the conference are:

  • Average High Temp: 71°F (22°C)
  • High Temp Range: 43 to 89°F (6 to 32°C)
  • Average Low Temp: 52°F (11°C)
  • Low Temp Range: 30 to 67°F (-1 to 19°C)
  • 50% chance for cloudy/sunny
  • 37% chance of precipitation

For up-to-date weather information, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/77840.

Manuscript Submission

Remember to carefully read the manuscript preparation instructions before submitting the manuscript.

The Modern Trends in Activation Analysis 13 conference is open for manuscript submissions. Please view the manuscript preparation instructions. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions, you may upload it at the following link: https://tti.tamu.edu/infofor/conferences/mtaa13/uploads/.

For More Information

Program Contents

William D. (Dennis) James
Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis
Texas A&M University
3144 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3144
ph. (979) 845-7630


Event Management & Planning
Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577