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Special Sessions

Updated: January 22, 2024

Special Sessions and Events Chair: Luiz Augusto Sousa Oliveira

Several Special Sessions and Events will be organized during INTERMAG 2024.
Check below the ones that fit your interests and pay attention to those that demand pre-registration due the maximum number of attendees.

Plenary Talk

17:00 PM - 18:00 PM on Wednesday (May 08)

Albert Fert

Albert Fert
Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 for Giant Magnetoresistance.

Special Session: 100 Years of the Concept of Spin (Spin100)

This will be a special session to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of “Spin” that will feature three distinguished plenary talks by:

Alberto P. Guimarães

Alberto P. Guimarães from Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (Brazil) will delve into the history of Spin.

Stuart Parkin

Stuart Parkin from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany) will provide insights into the latest advances in spintronics.

Gregory Fuchs

Gregory Fuchs from Cornell University (USA) will explore the perspective of spin qubits.

This unique session promises to offer valuable perspectives on the evolution of spin-related research and technology.
Tuesday Evening Session: 7pm to 9pm
Room: ASIA
No pre-registration required

Panel: Magnetics for Tomorrow’s Medical Technologies

Chairs: Ravi L. Hadimani1,2 and Nian Sun3
1 College of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
2 Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
3 College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday (May 8) 14:00 - 16:00
This Panel is Organized by The IEEE Magnetics Society Technical Committee

Panel Speakers
Cindi Dennis ---NIST ---- Magnetic Nanoparticles for theranostic applications
Stuart Parkin

Dr. Cindi Dennis is a Research Physicist in the Material Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her research focuses on magnetic characterization, including methods and instrumentation and standard reference materials, of 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D magnetic materials. She is the project leader for the magnetic materials metrology project at NIST, and the champion/project lead for the NIST project on “Thermal MagIC: An SI-Traceable Method for Thermal Magnetic Imaging and Control

Dominic Labanowski ---- Sonera --- Brain sensing
Dominic Labanowski

Sonera is developing scalable, solid-state magnetometers to enable commercially viable brain-computer interfaces. Our technology leverages the power of multiferroics to dramatically reduce the size, cost, and power consumption of quantum magnetometers.

Masaki Sekino ----- Tokyo University --- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Masaki Sekino

Prof. Sekino focuses on overcoming the challenge of magnetically stimulating deep brain regions. He employs three approaches: optimizing TMS coil windings mathematically, exploring neuronal membrane responses to electric fields based on frequency modulation, and investigating the use of magnetic nanoparticles combined with mechanically gated ion channels for inducing neuronal firings.

Shelly Fried ---- Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital----Micromagnetic brain stimulation
Shelly Fried

Prof. Fried’s studies have shown that very small, implantable-size coils (referred to as microcoils) can effectively activate CNS neurons. The use of microcoils is particularly intriguing as a next-generation cochlea implant because magnetic fields pass readily through the bony wall of the scala tympani, allowing activation of targeted spiral ganglion fibers without the spread of activation and corresponding loss of spectral resolution associated with electrode.

Usha Varshney --- NSF ---- Funding in biomagnetics and international collaborations
Usha Varshney

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in all U.S. states and territories. The NSF invests in researchers to support basic research for discovery and innovation; development of research infrastructure and state-of-the-art tools to sustain the nation's scientific enterprise; and education and training programs for individuals from diverse backgrounds. In addition, NSF supports research partnerships between colleges, universities, industry, nonprofits, government, and other organizations within the U.S. and across the globe. This presentation will provide the mode of collaboration for international researchers with U.S. researchers through various programs and initiatives at NSF."

Panel: Magnetic Technologies for Smooth Transition Towards More Sustainable Tomorrow

Chairs: Min-Fu Hsieh1 and Johan Paulides2
1 National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2 AE Group (Advanced Electromagnetics), Waalwijk, The Netherlands

Wednesday (May 8) 14:00 - 16:00
This Panel is Organized by The IEEE Magnetics Society Technical Committee

Panel Speakers
Parag Upadhyay, PhD, SM-IEEE
Parag Upadhyay

Dr. Parag is a Technology Leader and Research Professional in the area of Rotating Electric Machines and Transformers. Technology assessments and new developments on Distribution Transformers (Oil filled/DRY), Small, Medium and Large Power Transformers, Special Transformers, NEMA & IEC LV Motors; various types of Asynchronous and Synchronous motors, Power Electronics converters. Specialties: Electric Machine Design (CAD), and FE Analysis and solving electromagnetic issues of Industrial and Automotive Electric Drives, System level evaluations of Electric Propulsion, Flywheel Energy Storage, new motor and generator technologies for direct drives. Delivered excellent technical results with highest white collar productivity in terms of next generation technologies to business units and to the market.

Tahar Hamiti
Tahar Hamiti

Dr. Tahar Hamiti was born in Larbaa Nath Irathen, Algeria, in 1979. He received the Ingenieur d'Etat degree in automatic control systems from the University of Tizi-Ouzou, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lorraine, France. From 2010 to 2015, he was a Research Fellow and a Lecturer with the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. In 2015, he joined VEDECOM, a French institute for energy transition to work on electrical machines for electric and hybrid vehicles. Since 2018, he has been with Nidec-PSA-Emotors, a Stellantis-Nidec joint venture dedicated to design, develop, and manufacture electrical powertrains for xEV. His research interests include modeling, design, and control of electrical machines for transportation applications and power generation.

Kenji Nakamura
Kenji Nakamura

Prof. Kenji Nakamura currently works at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. In his laboratory, with his team, Prof. Kenji Nakamura is researching on improving the performance and efficiency of energy conversion and control devices that support a series of systems from the generation of electric energy to its use, and on constructing electric energy application systems, such as offshore wind power generation systems and electric vehicles, that combine these devices in an advanced manner. Prof. Kenji Nakamura laboratory at Tohoku University: https://www.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/nakamura/

Johan Paulides
Johan Paulides

Dr. Johannes J. H. Paulides (Senior Member, IEEE) received the master's and Ph.D. degrees from the Electric Machine and Drives Group Sheffield, U.K. Followed by 12.5 years in various roles with the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, subject more sustainable society (includes automotive). He is a worldwide respected expert in electric machines, power electronics, drives, linear actuators and active suspension and organizer and invited speaker at a variety of suspension, electrical machines and drives conferences. Currently his commercial activities span all facets of electrical drives. He is the Owner of the AE-Group as a family owned business, third generation, which was established as Paulides BV in 1938. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 international publications, more than 10 patents, IEEE Editor, Guest Lecturer with the European School of Magnetism, and the Program Chair of the INTERMAG conference and a Program Member and/or session organizer of various conferences related to suspensions, electromagnetism, and more-electric applications.