Workshop II and Applied Training – CAMBRIDGE Sept 2014

Multidisciplinary Workshop

“New Developments in Experimental and Theoretical Techniques for the Study of Paramagnetic Inorganic Materials”

16th, 17th, 18th September 2014

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Registration deadline : Friday 15th August 2014


Corpus Christi College


Please note that the conference will now be held over 3 days, from 2.30pm on Tuesday 16th Sept to lunchtime Thursday 18th Sept.
The Students applied training will now be held on Tuesday 16th Sept morning and on Friday 19th Sept afternoon.



The conference will represent an excellent opportunity to join experienced scientists and industrial partners describing their recent work on experimental and theoretical techniques, challenges, and applications of Paramagnetic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to a wide range of materials. The invited speakers are leading specialists in the paramagnetic NMR field and the talks will cover a range of topics from the development of new techniques to obtain high resolution NMR spectra of inorganic and bioinorganic systems, to recent advances in the implementation of paramagnetic NMR shift calculations for periodic and molecular systems in a number of commercial and open-access codes. There will be a poster session on September 17th, late afternoon.


There are no formal registration fees for this scientific conference. It is organised as part of the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network project “pNMR”. However there is a limited number of participant spaces available. Registration can be found on this page further down.

The hotel costs will be at the expense of the participant.
A link is being sent to participants to book their own bedrooms at Corpus Christi once registered.


The conference will be hosted in the beautiful location of Corpus Christi College, in the heart of Cambridge. Participants will be accommodated in guest rooms in Corpus Christi, and a formal dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 17th, in the College’s dining hall.

Information about location :

A small guide of Cambridge is available here.
Maps on how to reach the Chemistry Department on Tuesday 16th Sept morning and/or Corpus Christi College on Tuesday 16th afternoon are available here.

Corpus Christi College Map

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Corpus Christi College Dining Hall

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Tuesday 16th Sept Wednesday 17th Sept Thursday 18th Sept Friday 19th Sept
Workshop / ‘Students Applied Training’

Dept of Chemistry
– Visit of the Grey Group Lab
– Tutorial
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Lunch for workshop attendees only Lunch provided No lunch provided No lunch provided

from 2.30pm


– Poster Session
– Pre-reception drinks
– Formal dinner, Dinning Hall

Free afternoon(pNMR Project Mid-Term Review) Workshop / ‘Students Applied Training’
Dept of Chemistry
– Tutorial on scientific paper, RSC

The detailed program is now available (last update 10/09/2014) :

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Detailed Schedule – Click to enlarge

Poster Session

A poster session will be held on Wednesday 17th Sept afternoon.
If you are interested in displaying a poster, a poster abstract template is available here : Cambridge Sept 14 Poster_abstract_template
The poster abstract may not exceed ONE PAGE of text, references, tables and figures.

The submission deadline is Thursday 31st July 2014.

Please send your abstract as yourname-surname.doc to or submit it with the conference registration form available further down.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Tatyana Polenova
    University of Delaware, USA
  • Brad Chmelka
    University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Phil Grandinetti
    Ohio State University, USA
  • Dany Carlier
    ICMCB CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Martin Kaupp
    TechnischeUniversität Berlin, Germany
  • Joe Zwanziger
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Elodie Salager
    CEMHTI CNRS, Orléans, France
  • Daniel Dawson
    University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Ulla Gro Nielsen
    Syddansk Universitet, Denmark
  • Christophe Copéret
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Rob Schurko
    University of Windsor, Canada
  • Sylvio Indris
    Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie, Germany
  • Ian Farnan
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Gillian Goward
    McMaster University,Canada
  • Jozef Lewandowski
    University of Warwick, UK
  • Enrico Ravera
    University of Florence, Italy
  • Guido Pintacuda
    CNRS Lyon, France
  • Juan Miguel López Del Amo
    CIC EnergiGUNE, Spain
  • Nathan Barrow
    Johnson Matthey, UK
  • Thomas Köster
  • Tomas Akerud
    AstraZeneca, Sweden
  • Scott Kroeker
    University of Manitoba, Canada

Students Applied Training

“pNMR of Inorganic Materials and Bioinorganic Systems”

16th and 19th September 2014

Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge Chemistry Department



An applied training will be held for PhD students on the morning of Tuesday 16th and the afternoon of Friday 19th of September.
Please register early as spaces will be limited.
See below for more details.

It will be hosted by members of Prof. Clare Grey’s group, in the Department of Chemistry (

This event will focus on the application of pNMR to inorganic materials (in particular to battery and fuel cell materials, the expertise of the Prof. Clare Grey’s research group), and to bioinorganic systems.


There is no registration fee for the training, as it is organised as part of the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network project “pNMR”. Note however that spaces to some parts of the workshop (on Friday) will be limited. The Tuesday workshop is open to all attendees of the main meeting.
Registration can be found on this page further down.

The hotel costs will be at the expense of the participant. Please see the accommodation prices further down.


The two half-days training sessions will include :

      • A visit to the Grey group laboratory and a demonstration of how batteries are prepared, cycled, and investigated in situ (i.e. whilst charging and discharging) using specific NMR techniques. Tuesday 16th morning
      • A tutorial on experimental pNMR and simulations of inorganic and bioinorganic compounds. Tuesday 16th morning
      • A two-hour hands-on tutorial on how to write, edit a scientific paper and get it published, given by Guy Jones, Deputy Director for the RSC’s Inorganic chemistry journals.
        Friday 19th afternoon


  • Derek Middlemiss
    University of Warwick, UK
  • Ieuan Seymour
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Andrew Pell
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Thomas Vosegaard
    Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Guy Jones
    Deputy Director for the RSC’s Inorganic chemistry journals.

Conference and/or training REGISTRATION FORM

  • BOTH Training courses are compulsory for pNMR ESRs and ERs.
  • Accomodations located within Corpus Christi College and are single standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities at £69.30 per night.   Breakfast, VAT and Internet Access are included in the fare.   As attendees will have to pay for their own accomodation, a link for booking bedrooms at Corpus Christi is being sent to participants as soon as they register.
  • pNMR Network project members check out date will be Friday 19th Sept as the Mid-Term Review meeting (compulsory project meeting) will be held on the 18th afternoon-19th morning. Thank you.