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.

  • 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
  • Important Dates

    Early bird registration (reduced fee) will open on September 20th, 2017 Regular registration (full fee) will begin on December 5th, 2017.

    Abstract submission will open on August 5th, 2017 and close on October 20th for oral submissions and on November 1st for poster submissions.

    Participants will be notified of oral and poster abstract acceptance by November 20th, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Venue

    Reitz Union, University of FloridaReitz UnionThe 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.

  • Abstract Submission

    Abstract submission will open on August 5th, 2017 and close on October 20th for oral submissions and on November 1st for poster submissions.

    Participants will be notified of oral and poster abstract acceptance by November 20th, 2017.

  • Registration

    Early bird registration (reduced fee) will open on September 20th, 2017 Regular registration (full fee) will begin on December 5th, 2017.

  • 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
     
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Last modified on 3 July 2017