The 14th International Bologna Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media (MRPM14) will be held February 18-22, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

  • Overview

    The conference venue is the beautiful campus of the University of Florida, home of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) facility. The conference will be preceded by a two-day NMR school for young scientists, to be held February 17-18, 2018.

    The MRPM conference series addresses questions concerning the structure, interactions and dynamics in natural and synthetic porous materials as well as the development and application of magnetic resonance techniques to these systems. It attracts participants from both academia and industry and facilitates exchange of ideas and research results related to the application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to a wide range of porous media, including zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, particle packs, sediments, rocks, cements, foodstuffs, wood, biological tissues and bioconstructs. MRPM is organized under the auspices of the Groupement AMPERE.

  • Important Dates

    Early bird registration (reduced fee) is now open. Regular registration (full fee) will begin on December 20th, 2017.

    Abstract submission for poster presentations is now open and will remain open until November 15th, 2017. Abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed.

    Participants will be notified of oral and poster abstract acceptance by November 30th, 2017.

  • Venue

    Reitz Union, University of FloridaReitz Union

     

    The 14th MRPM conference will take place at the University of Florida Reitz Union in Gainesville, Florida.

    Nestled in the middle of Florida's springs district, Gainesville is only a short drive away from many state parks, with great outdoor opportunities including visiting a sink hole, birding, and of course floating down a natural spring. In town, Gainesville boasts a wide variety of delicious restaurants, brewpubs, and two microbreweries.

  • Hotels

    There will be two options for hotels: the Holiday Inn and the Reitz Union.

    The Holiday Inn

    The Holiday Inn rate is $129 and includes breakfast. Make hotel reservations.

    Instructions for an online reservation

    1. When the booking screen opens, enter dates (arrival and departure)
    2. Select the More Options button to ensure the group code is listed (CMR).
    3. Proceed with reservations.

    The group has up to and including Friday, January 26, 2018, to make their reservations.

    To call the hotel directly and book via telephone, call 352.376.1661 and ask for the booking code: CMR.

    Reitz Union Hotel

    For reservations call (352) 392-2151. Reference booking code MRPM18 for the conference room rate.

     
    • $89 Standard Double Beds or 1 Queen Bed
    • $99 Deluxe 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
    • $109 Business Suite - 2 Double Beds + 1 Sleep Sofa
    • $119 Executive Suite - 2 Queen Beds + 1 Sleep Sofa
     

    The Reitz Union Hotel is located in the same building of the conference but has a limited number of rooms available.

  • Abstract Submission

    Abstracts for oral and poster presentations must be formatted according to docxAbstract Template. Abstracts must use either the Microsoft .doc or .docx file formats. To submit an abstract, you will first need to register and set up an account on abstractr.dce.ufl.edu. After logging in to your account, click on 14th International Bologna Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media (MRPM14) under Currently Active Conferences. You must specify two preferred topics from the pull-down menus provided on the abstract submission form. You will also need to indicate the preferred presentation type (oral or poster). Please note that each registered participant is limited to a maximum of one oral presentation. Abstract submission for poster presentations is now open and will remain open until November 15th, 2017. Abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed.

    Participants will be notified of oral and poster abstract acceptance by November 30th, 2017.

  • Registration

    Conference registration is now open! The early bird rate (reduced fee) is offered until December 5th, 2017.

    Conference fees (in US dollars)

    Early Bird Registration Fee
    Student AMPERE Member Registration $415.00
    Student Non-Member Registration $440.00
    Regular AMPERE Member Registration $665.00
    Regular Non-Member Registration $710.00
    Late Registration Fee
    Student AMPERE Member Registration $500.00
    Student Non-Member Registration $525.00
    Regular AMPERE Member Registration $750.00
    Regular Non-Member Registration $795.00
    Accompanying Person $175.00
    MRPM School $45.00

    Registration Fee Includes:

    • Welcome Reception on February 18th
    • Morning and Afternoon Coffee Breaks (Monday-Thursday)
    • Lunch (Monday-Thursday)
    • Poster Session Receptions (2)
    • Dinner on Wednesday, February 21
    • Conference Excursion
    • Conference Materials
     
  • Confirmed Keynote and Invited Speakers

    Keynote Speakers

    • Jörg Kärger (Leipzig University, Germany)
    • Jeffrey A. Reimer (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
     

    Invited Speakers

    • Alina Adams (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
    • Peter Basser (National Institutes of Health, USA)
    • Dan Benjamini (National Institutes of Health, USA)
    • Hanne Christine Bertram (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    • Bernard Blümich (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
    • Brad Chmelka (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
    • David Hoyt (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
    • Kristina Keating (Rutgers University, USA)
    • Igor Koptyug (International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)
    • Phillip Zhe Sun (The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, USA)
    • Shin Utsuzawa (Schlumberger-Doll Research, USA)
     
  • Travel Information

    The below airports are the local and close international airports we recommend you use for MRPM.

    Gainesville Regional Airport

    The Gainesville Regional Airport is located 15-20 minutes from the conference hotels. To fly into Gainesville you can fly Delta through Atlanta or American Airlines through Charlotte, NC or Miami, FL.

    Once you arrive in Gainesville:

    If you are staying at the Holiday Inn a complimentary airport shuttle is provided. If you are staying at the Reitz Union or another location you can use Uber, Lyft, or a local cab company.

    There are 6 car rental companies located in the Gainesville Airport. To view rental company phone numbers and websites.

    Jacksonville International Airport

    The Jacksonville International Airport is located 85 miles from Gainesville; approximately 1 hour 45 minute drive.

    Information for rental car companies available at the Jacksonville Airport.

    Orlando International Airport

    The Orlando International Airport is located 125 miles from Gainesville; approximately a 2 hour drive.

    Shuttle ~pricing varies based on number of people; van is $340 one way and can hold up to 8 people

    Rental Cars in Orlando.

    There is also a bus service with several buses per day between Orlando Airport and Gainesville, FL.

    Transportation to/from the conference will be provided for attendees staying at the Holiday Inn University Center. Parking is limited at the Reitz Union where the conference is being held so if you are not staying at the Reitz Union or Holiday Inn please consider taking the local bus to campus or taxi/uber.

  • Conference History

     
    MRPM 1 - 14-16 November 1990 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 9, 5, 1991)
    MRPM 2 - 14-16 April 1993 University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 12, 2, 1994)
    MRPM 3 - 3-6 September 1995 Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 14, 7/8, 1996)
    MRPM 4 - 31 August -3 September 1997 Statoil Research Center, Trondheim, Norway
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 16, 5/6, 1998)
    MRPM 5 - 9-11 October 2000 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 19, 3/4, 2001)
    MRPM 6 - 8-12 September 2002 University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 21, 3/4, 2003)
    MRPM 7 - 4-8 July, 2004 Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 23, 2, 2005)
    MRPM 8 - 10-14 September 2006 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (vol. 25, 4, 2009)
    Diffusion Fundamentals volume 5 (2007)
    MRPM 9 - 13-17 July 2008 Schlumberger Research Center, Cambridge MA, USA
    AIP Conference Proceedings,1081 (2008)
    Diffusion Fundamentals volume 10 (2009)
    MRPM 10 - 12-16 September 2010 University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    AIP Conference Proceedings,1330 (2011)
    Diffusion Fundamentals, volume 14 (2010)
    MRPM 11 - 9-13 September 2012 University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, XX (2013)
    Diffusion Fundamentals, volume 18 (2013)
    MRPM 12 - 9-13 February 2014 Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, XX (2015)
    Diffusion Fundamentals, volume 22 (2014)
    MRPM 13 - 4-8 September 2016 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
     
  • Visa Information

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  • Contacts

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  • Giulio Cesare Borgia Award

    The Giulio Cesare Borgia Award has been established in dedication to Giulio Cesare Borgia for his contributions to the development of Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media. The award memorializes his enthusiasm, passion, and encouragement of young people who undertook the difficult and adventurous path of scientific investigation in this fascinating area of research. The award will be bestowed upon an emerging scientist (typically under the age of 35) who, based on their conference presentation, shows great promise for future scientific leadership. The prize is sponsored by the University of Bologna and will be presented during the closing ceremony of the MRPM meeting.

  • Ampere Society

    The Groupement AMPERE (Atomes et Molécules Par Études Radio-Électriques) is an association of scientists active in the fields of Magnetic Resonances, Optics, Dielectrics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as in the development of the related methodologies and technologies.

    Major activities of the Groupement AMPERE

     
  • MRPM14 Committees

    International Scientific Advisory Committee

    • Rodolfo Acosta
    • Gianni Ferrante
    • Nikolaus Nestle
    • Matthias Appel
    • Eiichi Fukushima
    • Bill Price
    • Ioan Ardelean
    • Petrik Galvosas
    • John Seland
    • Christoph Arns
    • Denis Grebenkov
    • Joe Seymour
    • Martin Bencsik
    • Gisela Guthausen
    • Yiqiao Song
    • Bernhard Bluemich
    • Sabina Haber-Pohlmeier
    • Sigi Stapf
    • Tito Bonagamba
    • Mike Johns
    • Rustem Valiullin
    • Villiam Bortolotti
    • Michal Komsloh
    • Sergey Vasenkov
    • Clifford Russell Bowers
    • Igor Mastikhin
    • Kate Washburn
    • Melanie Britton
    • Carlos Mattea
    • Lizhi Xiao
    • Paola Fantazzini
    • Jonathan Mitchell

    Steering Committee

    • Yiqiao Song
    • Petrik Galvosas
    • Sergey Vasenkov
    • Sabina Haber-Pohlmeier
    • Villiam Bortolotti
    • Clifford Russell Bowers
    • Paola Fantazzini
     
  • Sponsors

    Academic Sponsors

    • MagLab logo
    • UF Chemical Engineering logo

    Gold Sponsors

    • Bruker logo
    • PD Pure Devices logo

    Bronze Sponsors

    • tecmag logo
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Last modified on 2 November 2017