The 2017 User Committee meeting and workshop will be held October 19 (workshop) and 20-21 (UC meeting) in Gainesville, FL, USA.

  • Overview

    The National MagLab's Users Committee represents the lab's broad, multidisciplinary user community and advises the lab's leadership on all issues affecting users of our facilities. This year, the User Committee will meet on the beautiful campus of the University of Florida, home of two of the MagLab’s seven facilities: The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility and the High B/T Facility.

    The workshop preceding the 2017 MagLab Users Committee Meeting will focus on recently developed technologies for probing quantum materials and biological systems in high magnetic fields. Presentations will highlight advanced optical spectroscopy techniques to characterize quantum states of materials and dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance measurements of biomolecular species. The Workshop is open to all past, current, and future MagLab users.

  • Important Dates

    Discount hotel reservation for the Hampton Inn ends October 6, 2017
    Online Registration closes October 9, 2017
    Workshop preceding UC meeting October 19, 2017
    User Committee Meeting October 20-21, 2017
     
  • Venue

    Emerson Alumni Hall at the University of FloridaEmerson Alumni Hall at the University of Florida

    The workshop and first day of the UC Meeting will be at UF'S Emerson Alumni Hall. Some dinners and the second day of the UC Meeting will be at the Holiday Inn in Gainesville.

     
  • User Committee Meeting Agenda (Draft)

    As of 9/19/2017

     

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    5:30 p.m. Registration Holiday Inn
    6:00 p.m. DINNER Holiday Inn

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    7:30 a.m. Walk from hotel to conference site (a small shuttle (w/ ~8 seats) is available for those with difficulty walking)  
    8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Emerson Hall
    8:45 a.m. Workshop Emerson Hall
    1:00 p.m. LUNCH  
    1:45 p.m. Workshop Emerson Hall
    5:00 p.m. Walk from conference site to hotel (a small shuttle (w/ ~8 seats) is available for those with difficulty walking)  
    5:30 p.m. Registration for UC meeting participants not attending workshop Holiday Inn
    6:00 p.m. DINNER and discussion (with workshop participants) Holiday Inn
    6:45 p.m. MagLab Overview, Renewal Proposal Overview, and Charge to the User Committee
    Greg Boebinger
    Holiday Inn
    7:45 p.m. Adjourn  

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    7:30 a.m. Walk from hotel to conference site (a small shuttle (w/ ~8 seats) is available for those with difficulty walking)  
    8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Emerson Hall
    8:30 a.m. Welcome from Institutional Representatives
    UF, LANL, FSU
    Emerson Hall
    8:45 a.m. User Program - Prior year report (15 min. talk + 5 min. discussion)
    Eric Palm
    Emerson Hall
    9:05 a.m. Facility Directors (7): User facility updates (5 min. talk + 5 min. discussion each) Emerson Hall
    10:15 a.m. Coffee Break Emerson Hall
    10:30 a.m. Magnet Materials and Technology (20' talk +10' discussion)
    David Larbalestier and Mark Bird
    Emerson Hall
    11:00 a.m.

    Three Parallel breakout sessions:
    - SCH (room 1) Tim Cross, Joanna Long
    - MREFC (room 2) Mark Bird, Doan Nguyen, Chuck Mielke, Greg Boebinger
    - ICR (room 3) Chris Hendrickson

    Emerson Hall
    12:00 p.m. LUNCH and group picture Emerson Hall
    1:00 p.m.

    Five parallel breakout sessions:
    - DC Field/ HBT (room 1) Tim Murphy, Neil Sullivan
    - PFF (room 2) Chuck Mielke
    - ICR (room 3) Chris Hendrickson
    - NMR/AMRIS (room 4) Tim Cross, Joanna Long
    - EMR (room 5) Stephen Hill

    Emerson Hall
    3:30 p.m. Coffee Break Emerson Hall
    3:45 p.m. User Committee discussion/ report writing in plenary room (closed door)
    Madalina Furis
    Emerson Hall
    5:25 p.m. DINNER Emerson Hall
    8:00 p.m. Adjourn
    Walk from conference site to hotel (a small shuttle (w/ ~8 seats) is available for those with difficulty walking)
     

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel Holiday Inn
    8:30 a.m. Informal reports from subsections by User Committee scribes Holiday Inn
    9:30 a.m. User Committee executive session: Elect officers (closed door)
    Madalina Furis
    Holiday Inn
    10:00 a.m. Coffee Break Holiday Inn
    10:30 a.m. Outbrief with Institutional Representatives
    LANL, FSU and UF Representatives
    Holiday Inn
    11:00 a.m. User committee executive session: Draft report
    Madalina Furis
    Holiday Inn
    12:00 p.m. Working Lunch Holiday Inn
    1:00 p.m. Adjourn Holiday Inn
      Shuttle departs from meeting site to airport Holiday Inn
  • Workshop Agenda (Draft)

    The workshop preceding the 2017 MagLab Users Committee Meeting will focus on recently developed technologies for probing quantum materials and biological systems in high magnetic fields. Presentations will highlight advanced optical spectroscopy techniques to characterize quantum states of materials and dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance measurements of biomolecular species.

    The Workshop is open to all past, current and future MagLab users. Confirmed invited speakers include Brad Ramshaw (Cornell), Tom Wenckeback (Paul Scherrer Institute), Peder Larson (UCSF), Lloyd Lumata (UT Dallas), Jim Kempf (Bruker), Aaron Rossini (Iowa State University and Ames Lab), Stephen McGill (MagLab), Guillaume Gervais (McGill University), and Nick Curro (UC Davis). Local experts will also talk on the MagLab capabilities in these techniques.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    5:30 p.m. Registration Holiday Inn
    6:00 p.m. DINNER Holiday Inn

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopies for High Magnetic Field Research

    Main schedule

    8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast  
    8:15 a.m. Welcome Norton, Boebinger, Sullivan, Long
    8:30 a.m. First CMP plenary talk, Advanced Techniques for investigating Topological States of Matter Brad Ramshaw, Cornell
    9:15 a.m. Second CMP plenary talk, Magneto-optics in the 25 T Split-Helix magnet Steven McGill, FSU
    10:00 a.m. Discussion  
    10:15 a.m. Coffee break  
    10:45 a.m. First DNP plenary talk Tom Wenckebach, Paul Scherrer Institute
    11:30 a.m. Second DNP plenary, Advances and Applications for In Vivo Hyperpolarized 13C MRI Peder Larson, UCSF
    12:15 p.m. Discussion  
    12:30 p.m. Lunch  
    1:15-5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions (CMP and DNP – see below)

    CMP Breakout

    1:15 p.m. Brief overview  
    1:30 p.m. Post-graphene 2D materials Guillaume Gervais, McGill University
    2:15 p.m. Discussion  
    2:30 p.m. Coffee Break  
    3:00 p.m. NMR methods for studying materials under extreme conditions Nick Curro, UC Davis
    3:45 p.m. Discussion  
    4:00 p.m. Cooling samples to Ultra-low Temperatures Andrew Woods, High B/T Staff
    4:45 p.m. Discussion  
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn  

    DNP Breakout

    1:15 p.m. Brief overview of breakout and NHMFL program  
    1:20 p.m. Elucidating and Maximizing the Efficiency of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Lloyd Lumata, UT Dallas
    2:05 p.m. Hyperpolarization for the Solution State using d-DNP, Parahydrogen, & Brute-Force Jim Kempf, Bruker
    2:50 p.m. Discussion & Coffee break  
    3:35 p.m. Sensitizing Solid-State NMR for Characterization of Pure and Formulated Pharmaceuticals Aaron Rossini, Iowa State University & Ames Lab
    4:20 p.m. MagLab staff scientist lightening round  
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn  
  • Registration

    Registration fees are as follows:

    • $225 Workshop and UC Meeting
    • $175 UC Meeting only
    • $75 Workshop only
     

    Users Committee members should register for the conference using a different link than other meeting attendees.

     

    Registration is open until October 9, 2017.

  • Travel to Gainesville

    Flying into the Gainesville airport (GNV) is the most convenient way to get to the city. Gainesville is also within driving distance of three major airports: Jacksonville (JAX; 1.5 hr drive), Orlando (MCO; 2 hr drive), and Tampa (TPA; 2 hr drive).

  • Transportation within Gainesville

    The Holiday Inn offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Gainesville Regional Airport that operates from 7am-10pm. Conference attendees must coordinate shuttle services directly with the hotel.

    Emerson Hall, the conference venue, is an easy walk (0.6 miles) from the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn complementary shuttle may also be used for transportation between Emerson Hall and the hotel.

    There are limited parking spots available near Emerson Hall; if you will need a parking voucher, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Accommodation

    Hampton Inn in & Suites Downtown GainesvilleHampton Inn Suites Downtown GainesvilleThe block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn is now fully booked. Participants may book at the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Gainesville, which is only 1 mile from the Holiday Inn. To book Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Gainesville and enter dates, and UCM as the group code. The contracted rate is $149/night. Transportation will be provided from the Hampton Inn to the meeting site at Emerson Hall; more details on that to come.

    Lodging reservations must be made by October 6th; availability and price are not guaranteed after this date.

  • Visa

    Please refer to Visa Information page for more information.

  • Contact Us

    For questions regarding conference logistics, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 352-294-4786.

    For questions regarding UC member travel reimbursement, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last modified on 22 September 2017