Welcome to ICMRM 11
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 11th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM).
The 11th ICMRM will follow the fine tradition that has been established starting with the very first ICMRM in Heidelberg in 1991. The conference will be devoted to the latest developments in the methods, equipment, and applications of spatially resolved NMR; it is also designed to enhance scientific communication between industry and academia, and between researchers from countries spanning the globe.
We have invited 22 renowned scientists to give presentations on various aspects of NMR, including Sir Paul Callaghan, Professor Warren S. Warren, Professor Axel Haase, Professor Eiichi Fukushima and Professor Bernhard Blumich. We sincerely appreciate the generous donations from our industry friends and the enthusiastic assistance from the China University of Petroleum (CUP) and other Chinese research institutes. We would also like to thank in advance all the delegates and exhibitors for their interest in presenting their high-quality work. We believe that all our attendees will greatly benefit from this conference.
We, the faculty and graduate students from CUP, have the honour to volunteer in the organization of the 11th ICMRM. CUP specializes in petroleum-related research and education and is one of the best industry-oriented universities in China. NMR is widely used for petroleum and natural gas exploration and recovery in well logging, and in core analysis to measure rock porosity and permeability, or to identify pore fluids. We are delighted to incorporate contributions from the Society of Core Analysts and have created a Joint Topic Conference on NMR in Well Logging and Core Analysis.
This year, ICMRM will for the first time be held in China. In addition to the technical program, we hope you will enjoy your trip to Beijing and China. Chinese civilization has endured and prospered for thousands of years, and Beijing has been the capital for nearly 900 years. It is a city both old and new at same time. Young with inexhaustible energy and an open attitude for new developments, it is already one of the great world cities. We have arranged a wonderful excursion to show you the old and the young faces of Beijing on this special occasion.
To conclude this welcome note, I would like to quote Confucius, a famous Chinese philosopher, “How happy we are to have friends from afar!” We look forward to welcoming you to Beijing this August.
CONFERENCE CHAIR, ICMRM 11