Call for Anatole Abragam Prize Nominations 2023

January 9th, 2023 by

Anatole Abragam made seminal contributions to both NMR and EPR and was a recipient of the ISMAR Prize and a Fellow of ISMAR. In addition to making superb scientific contributions, fostering young scientists was close to his heart.  With this in mind, ISMAR awards the “Anatole Abragam Prize” to young scientists at biennial ISMAR conferences (see  Monetary support for this Prize is provided by Bruker Biospin.

The 2023 Anatole Abragam Prize will be awarded at the 23rd ISMAR Conference in Brisbane, Australia, August 20-25 2023. Candidates are eligible within seven years of completing their PhD (excluding career delays due to child birth, illness and other special family circumstances), and can be nominated by any Regular Member or Fellow of ISMAR.  The recipient is selected by the ISMAR Prize Committee on the basis of evidence of novel and significant contributions to magnetic resonance. Preference is given to nominees who have made their own original and independent contributions to experimental or conceptual aspects of magnetic resonance, beyond work performed with their research supervisors. The award aims to recognize and foster outstanding young scientists at an important point in their career.

You are invited to submit nominations by e‐mail to the Secretary General,  Nominations must be received by March 1, 2023 and should include the following documents, assembled into a single pdf file:

• Nomination letter (maximum of two pages)
• At least one seconding letter (maximum of two pages).  No more than two
seconding letters should be submitted.
• Curriculum vitae of the nominee (including any career delays or extenuating
circumstances impacting productivity)
• List of publications and scientific presentations by the nominee

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane

Alexej Jerschow
Secretary General of ISMAR

ISMAR announces new Fellows for 2022

December 26th, 2022 by

Marina Bennati (MPI Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany), Roberta Pierattelli (University of Florence, Italy) and Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy (University of Michigan, USA) were elected to become Fellows of ISMAR in December 2022.  Congratulations to these three outstanding scientists, all of whom have made novel and impactful contributions to magnetic resonance.  Their work covers many aspects of magnetic resonance research, including the development and demonstration of new experimental techniques, new experimental apparatuses, applications to a wide range of scientific problems, as well as efforts to advance the appreciation of magnetic resonance in the scientific community.

Each year, ISMAR solicits nominations for new Fellows from all regular members of ISMAR.  Nominations are first evaluated by the ISMAR Fellows Committee.  A list of candidates is then sent to current Fellows for voting, based on both scientific achievements and contributions to the magnetic resonance community.  No more than four new Fellows are elected each year.

The ISMAR Executive Committee encourages you to submit nominations.  The next call for nominations will be issued in September 2023.

ISMAR Fellows Nominations 2022

September 10th, 2022 by

The Fellows Committee of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance invites you to submit nominations for new ISMAR Fellows. All regular members and current Fellows of ISMAR may submit nominations every year. The deadline for nominations this year is October 30, 2022.

The nomination form is here:

A list of current Fellows can be found at Fellows are recognized for contributions to the field of magnetic resonance and to ISMAR. Fellows need not be current ISMAR members. In the spirit of ISMAR, all branches of magnetic resonance are considered.

In accordance with the ISMAR Constitution, the Fellows Committee will select up to 10 candidates from the nominations. Up to four new Fellows will then be chosen by vote of the current Fellows. The Fellows Committee pays serious attention both to research achievements and to involvement in ISMAR activities (speaking or attendance at previous meetings, service on various committees).

The Committee believes that this approach is consistent with the original motivations for creating a class of Fellows, going back to the original arguments of Paul Callaghan: “The goal is not to create an additional résumé line, but to recognize people in a way that would strengthen the society." Nomination statements should specifically address both of these factors and be sensitive to gender equality.

Nominations remain active for three years after original submission, but updates are welcome.

All nominations, must include a seconder, provide a nomination statement (max 2500 characters), and a maximum of 6 important publications. For inquiries, or questions, please contact

Jacob Schaefer, 1938 – 2022

July 19th, 2022 by

Professor Jacob Schaefer in the laboratory

The Magnetic Resonance community mourns the passing of Prof. Jacob 'Jake' Schaefer on June 27, 2022.

Jake was the pioneer of CP-MAS, REDOR and many other technical developments for high-resolution solid-state NMR, now used world-wide. He applied these techniques diligently to the elucidation of structure and dynamics in complex materials such as biosolids and synthetic polymers, which are not amenable to diffraction or solution-state NMR measurements.

Among many recognitions, Jake received the Laukien Prize, the Midwest Award of the American Chemical Society, the Monsanto Science and Technology Award, and was an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and ISMAR.

We miss him greatly and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The following tribute was written by Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University) and Terry Gullion (West Virginia University)

Professor Jacob Schaefer, “Jake” to all who knew him, passed away on June 27, 2022. He was 83 years old. Jake was born in San Francisco but spent most of his youth growing up in Chicago and Cleveland. Jake’s father and grandfather, both of whom Jake was named after, were legendary billiards champions and inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. Jake would go on to manipulate nuclear spins to great effect, yet he maintained an interest in putting the spin on billiard balls. Jake was an avid baseball enthusiast. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox. He attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1964. Jake then joined the Monsanto Company in Creve Coeur, Missouri. At Monsanto, Jake had tremendous scientific freedom and launched into what would be an amazing journey in innovation and discovery with solid-state NMR. Among wonderful colleagues at Monsanto, he and Edward O. Stejskal formed a life-long friendship and long-lasting scientific collaboration. Jake became a Senior Science Fellow at Monsanto in 1980. He moved to the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in 1986 as the Charles Allen Thomas Professor.

Jake was an extraordinary teacher, colleague, collaborator and mentor to many friends around the world. He was a pioneer in the development of solid-state NMR and creatively tackled an enormously diverse range of atomic and molecular-level questions in chemistry and biology. Jake started at Monsanto on a mission to develop techniques for 13C NMR analysis of important polymers. He published the first 13C solution NMR spectra of synthetic copolymers in 1969 and the first magic-angle spinning with proton decoupling 13C NMR spectrum of a solid polymer in 1972. In 1976, he and Ed Stejskal reported their discoveries in combining magic-angle spinning and dipolar decoupling with cross-polarization, known now as cross-polarization magic-angle spinning NMR or CPMAS NMR. Their paper entitled “Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Polymers Spinning at the Magic Angle” was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1976 and, in true Jake Schaefer style, included interesting polymers—polysulfone [a synthetic polymer], a sample of ebony wood [blend of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignan], and a carefully cut cylinder from an ivory billiard ball [ivory is rich in collagen]. This pivotal advancement demonstrated that solid-state NMR spectra with 13C at natural abundance could be obtained with high sensitivity and high resolution. The 1976 paper energized new avenues of research for characterizing complex solid materials. Fascinating details of the early developments of CPMAS have been preserved through Jake’s 2007 perspective article, “Schaefer, Jacob: A Brief History of the Combination of Cross Polarization and Magic Angle Spinning.”

Jake followed CPMAS NMR with double-cross-polarization NMR (DCP NMR) in 1979. He applied 1H/13C/15N DCP NMR experiments to tracking metabolism in soybeans and to detecting connectivities and crosslinks in insect cuticle. DCP NMR is a demanding experiment that requires stable sample spinning, precise control of radiofrequency (rf) amplitudes, and a triple-resonance probe. Jake, Ed Stejskal and Bob McKay made unique contributions to hardware development to meet these technical challenges, including their earlier introduction of quadrature phase cycling (1974) to eliminate spectral artefacts. Perhaps the development of transmission-line probes was the most recognizable contribution, which included double-bearing rotor designs. Their probes were able to handle very high power and have exquisite rf isolation between channels by taking advantage of voltage null points characteristic of transmission lines. Bob McKay moved with Jake to Washington University, and every spectrometer in Jake’s laboratory was equipped with a custom rf controller that eliminated drift of rf power in the probe. They gladly shared designs with other research groups interested in building their own probes and rf controllers. Advances in solid-state NMR methods continued to emerge regularly in Jake’s laboratory at Washington University, which were catalyzed by the collegial atmosphere in his well-equipped laboratory. An example is rotational-echo double-resonance (REDOR) NMR introduced in 1989 by Jake and Terry Gullion to detect and accurately measure dipolar couplings between heteronuclear spin pairs.

Jake’s research branched into structural biology in the 1980s. Jake was marvelously adept at designing and utilizing selective isotopic labeling strategies and the perfectly suited NMR experiment to unravel structural details in complex samples. Many of his pursuits were in strong collaborations with experts in biology, drug development, polymer science, and insect science, and he immersed himself in these fields. He would attend meetings beyond the usual realm of his expertise and reach out to key experts. A selection of Jake’s notable accomplishments in the realm of biology includes determination of glyphosate degradation and glycine assimilation into proteins by bacteria (important for Monsanto’s development of glyphosate as an herbicide); bond connectivities and crosslinks in insect cuticle (lab members could always see the old insect specimens Jake saved in glass jars on a lab shelf); crosslinks in mussel byssus (with live mussels grown in 140 L saltwater aquarium tanks supplemented with separately 13C-labeled and 2H-labeled tyrosines for REDOR); determination of the microtubule-bound conformation of taxol (characterized by Jake Schaefer–style 90-day REDOR measurements) and other drug-protein binding site geometries (e.g., in lumazine synthase and factor Xa); as well as determination of modes of action of oritavancin and other glycopeptide and peptide antibiotics in bacteria. Jake also advanced the thesis that, due to photorespiration, some plants would be more susceptible to drought under higher CO2 conditions brought about by climate change (he grew 13C, 15N and 17O enriched soybean plants on the roof of the WashU Chemistry Building).

Throughout his career, Jake maintained intense interest in analyzing polycarbonate and other glassy polymers. With excellently designed experiments, NMR data, and testable models, Jake and his coworkers and collaborators advanced the role of short-range local order in polymers and provided evidence that polymer-chain packing and dynamics underlie mechanical properties. In his final paper (just accepted in the Journal of Chemical Physics, July 2022) he wrote: ‘Our conclusions appear to resolve the 50-year disagreement between the “random coil” and “local order” schools of thought on glassy polymer structure and physical properties.

Jake was a true scholar, and his scientific contributions are inspirational. He was full of thought and his problem-solving efforts were all marked by elegantly designed experiments and rigorous data acquisition to measure and extract important parameters that one could build on. He had a natural wisdom in so many areas, yet he was rather modest and had a wonderful sense of humor and kindness. Jake will be greatly missed as a kind and inspiring mentor, dedicated teacher, colleague, friend, collaborator, and wonderful individual.

Jacob Schaefer III is survived by his wife Diana Dickes, his three children (Jill Myers, Jacob Schaefer IV, and Thomas Schaefer) and five grandchildren (Sarah, Emily and Mathew Schaefer; Jacob Schaefer V; and Ian Myers) and by his first wife, Jane Schaefer.

JMR/JMRO/ISMAR symposium on June 29: “New Voices in Magnetic Resonance”

June 24th, 2022 by

An on-line symposium entitled “New Voices in Magnetic Resonance” will take place on June 29, 2022 at 15:00 UTC (8:00 in San Francisco, 11:00 in New York, 17:00 in Paris, 20:30 in Mumbai, 23:00 in Shanghai, 24:00 in Tokyo). The symposium will feature an awards ceremony and talks by seven early-career scientists whose articles appeared recently in a JMR/JMRO joint Special Issue, also entitled “New Voices in Magnetic Resonance”.

The Zoom link for this symposium is:

Meeting ID: 845 8677 0053, Passcode: 048755

Symposium program

11:00 am - 11:10 am - Introduction and awards presentations, Tatyana Polenova and Lucio Frydman

11:10 am - 11:25 am - Tomas Orlando  – “Theoretical analysis of scalar relaxation in 13C-DNP in liquids”

11:30 am - 11:45 am - Albert Smith-Penzel – “Interpreting NMR dynamic parameters via the separation of reorientational motion in MD simulation”

11:50 am - 12:05 pm - Michal Leskes  – “Monitoring Electron Spin Fluctuations with Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement”

12:10 pm - 12:25 pm - Fred Mentink-Vigier – “Numerical recipes for faster MAS-DNP simulations” and “The distance between g-tensors of nitroxide biradicals governs MAS-DNP performance: the case of the bTurea family”

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm - Benesh Joseph  – “In situ distance measurements in a membrane transporter using maleimide functionalized orthogonal spin labels and 5-pulse electron double resonance spectroscopy”

12:50 pm - 1:05 pm - Moritz Zeiss  – “MR-double-zero – proof-of-concept for a framework to autonomously discover MRI contrasts”

1:10 pm - 1:25 pm - Vipin Agarwal – “Mechanism of polarization exchange amongst chemically similar and distinct protons during weak rf irradiation at fast magic angle spinning”

1:30 pm - 1:40 pm closing remarks

Documentary about Richard Ernst

June 8th, 2022 by

Wonderful documentary about Richard Ernst (in Swiss-German with English subtitles).

Conversations on Magnetic Resonance to resume on May 24, 15:00 UTC

May 22nd, 2022 by

In 2019, ISMAR started a series of on-line symposia called "Conversations on Magnetic Resonance".  This was before the COVID19 pandemic and before the proliferation of on-line webinars that was driven by the cancellation of most normal scientific conferences during the pandemic.  Now that in-person conferences are resuming, ISMAR resumes the Conversations series.

A unique feature of this series is that each Conversation focuses on a specific topic of current interest, pertaining either to a specific aspect of magnetic resonance methodology or to a specific area of application for magnetic resonance techniques.  Three or four people with relevant research activities give short talks, and there is ample time for discussion among speakers and with on-line audience members.  Recordings of past Conversations are available here.

The next Conversation will be devoted to "Magnetic Resonance of Batteries and Electrochemical Devices" on May 24, 15:00 UTC.

Time: 15:00-16:40 UTC (8:00 in Los Angeles, 11:00 in New York, 16:00 in London, 17:00 in Berlin, 23:00 in Shanghai, 24:00 in Tokyo)


(Zoom ID 858 8899 1997, passcode 551650)

Ray Freeman, 1932-2022

May 14th, 2022 by

The NMR community is mourning the passing of Ray Freeman on May 1, 2022. Ray was a pioneering force who introduced many modern NMR pulse sequences and multi-dimensional solution NMR techniques to the field of chemistry.

Growing up in Nottingham in central England, Ray received a prestigious Open Scholarship to study at Lincoln College, Oxford. Delayed by a two-year stint as a radar instructor in the Royal Air Force, he finally entered Oxford University in the fall of 1951. There, he worked with the legendary Rex Richards, gaining his Doctor of Philosophy degree for work on NMR detection of a wide range of nuclei, in particular 59Co. In 1957, he started post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Anatole Abragam, the renowned physicist and sole author of “Principles of Nuclear Magnetism”, a monograph that is often considered the “bible of magnetic resonance.” There, in Saclay, France, he worked under direct supervision of another NMR giant, Robert Pound, developing key innovations in field-frequency control that enabled the recording of high-resolution NMR spectra with greatly relaxed requirements for magnet stability. More importantly, he also met Anne-Marie Périnet-Marquet, and they married in 1958. After returning to the UK in 1959 with his bride, Ray worked as Senior Scientific Officer at the National Physical Laboratory, continuing work in magnetic resonance, most notably a method for measuring the relative signs of 1H-1H J couplings by double irradiation experiments.

Drawn by the technical innovations developed at Varian Associates in Palo Alto, California, Ray took a 1-year leave of absence to join the group of Wes(ton) Anderson. On multiple occasions he described to us, his students, sometimes in nostalgic terms, the passionate and innovative atmosphere of his time working with Wes, his associate Howard Hill, and others at Varian. What was intended to be a 1-year stint, turned into a 12-year stay. He received a USA permanent resident card, which he kept active by visiting the USA at least once a year after returning to Oxford University in 1973. There, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Magdalen College. His small research group in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory (the “PCL”) on South Parks Road was equipped with a single Varian CFT-20 spectrometer, an 80-MHz spectrometer but dedicated to 13C detection at 20-MHz. By today's standards the spectrometer was extremely primitive. It had a temperamental electromagnet, and used an early computer equipped with an impressive 32 kilobytes of memory, which was programmed directly in octal machine code (strings of digits from 0 to 7). Incredibly, Freeman's group managed to program many seminal experiments within this extremely cramped digital space, including sophisticated pulse programming and Fourier transformation, as well as a complete two-dimensional NMR system including the associated processing and plotting routines. A current mobile phone has approximately 1 million times more memory.

This work resulted in numerous innovations that greatly expanded the applications of NMR to chemistry. They included the DANTE sequence for selective excitation, methods for generating high resolution spectra in inhomogeneous magnetic fields and – in 1976, the first demonstrations of the power of double Fourier transformation in high-resolution NMR, correlating the frequencies of directly coupled 1H and 13C nuclei. This work built on the concept of 2D NMR, first introduced by Jean Jeener in 1973, and appeared very soon after the 1976 landmark paper by Richard Ernst and colleagues, also in the Journal of Chemical Physics, that discussed much of the mathematical basis of 2D NMR in very rigorous terms. Ray’s descriptions provided the perfect complement to Richard’s published work that – heavy on physics and mathematics – often proved difficult to digest for the chemistry community. Ray went through exceptional efforts to explain the new experiments in the clearest possible terms, generally relying on simple vector pictures of nuclear spins, and choosing applications that would prove of interest to practicing chemists. This highly visible work was acknowledged by his election to Fellow of the Royal Society in 1979.

In 1987, Ray moved to Cambridge University as John Humphrey Plummer Professor in Magnetic Resonance and was elected a Fellow of Jesus College. He was the President of ISMAR (1990-1992) and, next to numerous other honours, he received ISMAR’s most prestigious award, the ISMAR Prize, in 1998. Despite taking statutory retirement in 1999, Ray remained actively engaged in the NMR community for many years thereafter.

As students in his group in the late 70s, we had a first-row seat in witnessing and participating in the explosion of novel technology that has characterized the NMR field for now over 70 years. Ray played a pivotal role in laying the foundations of today’s NMR. Not only did he generate the excitement that greatly expanded the interest in NMR spectroscopy, he also mentored and trained the largest cohort of future academic leaders in NMR. Next to his scientific excellence, his unique mentoring style set him apart from many of his colleagues. He guided his group primarily by asking questions, requiring us to explain, prove, demonstrate ideas and concepts, thus steering us into directions he deemed important. This approach generated a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for his students, of being excited when we could convince Ray of the relevance of whatever we had come up with. Although Ray had a very much hands-off approach to mentoring, he occasionally would wander into the spectrometer room and try to fine tune the shims on his newly acquired Varian XL-200 spectrometer, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Gareth Morris, who had returned as a post-doc to his group in 1979, solved this problem for us by installing a very large dial on the XL-200 front panel, not connected to anything on the inside, and marked in large lettering “Supervisor Fine Control”.

Next to his scientific genius, Ray’s work was amplified by being an outstanding communicator. Although to those who attended his presentations, this may have seemed effortless, he spent many weeks preparing and optimizing each of these. His exceptional sense of, often self-deprecating humor, his hand-drawn illustrations, and his uncanny ability to explain complex subjects in simple terms invariably made his presentation the center of NMR conferences, in particular the annual ENC, for several decades.

Of the numerous memories in Ray’s group, the lengthy daily discussions we had in the Tea Room of the PCL stand out. The entire PCL staff would gather there for tea or coffee, twice daily for ca 15 minutes. Invariably, Ray’s group overstayed our welcome by at least an hour before being chased out by Gladys, the cafeteria manager. Much of Ray’s mentoring took place during these meetings by simply asking questions and awakening our interest in what he considered to be the key limitations of what was possible by NMR. Solutions to practical problems, such as radiofrequency field inhomogeneity and composite pulse decoupling are prime examples. The latter was of particular interest to Ray. After Richard Ernst had introduced the benefits of “noise decoupling”, the requirements for high RF power with increasing magnetic field strengths became acute. The prevailing wisdom at that time was that decoupling could only be made more broadband by extending its frequency spectrum. Steered by his intuition, Ray wanted to get a more pictorial understanding of heteronuclear decoupling in the time domain, and proposed a technique involving a series of 180° pulses. Although this simple method was not effective, the idea of analyzing decoupling in the time domain instead of the frequency domain turned out to be the key insight, from which all else followed. Spurred by Ray's insight, the Freeman group developed composite pulse decoupling by deploying Average Hamiltonian Theory, a technique developed by John Waugh in the context of solid-state NMR. The cherry on the cake was that John Waugh had previously declared the problem of broadband decoupling to be insoluble. The intense rivalry and the rapid progress by the Freeman group stimulated John Waugh to develop his own approach. In back-to-back presentations at the ENC, John and Ray presented their solutions to the standing-room-only crowd at the overfilled Asilomar lecture hall. If there were any tensions between Ray and John prior to that meeting, these were fully resolved when each gained a full appreciation of the alternate solution described by their counterpart.

Two more notable innovations around this time were the development of the INEPT and INADEQUATE pulse sequences. The INADEQUATE experiment was the most popular and visible application of the new science of multiple-quantum NMR. The INEPT pulse sequence is now an essential building block of an enormous number of high-resolution NMR techniques, so much so that the original meaning of the English word INEPT (incapable, clumsy) has been effectively superseded by its technical meaning, at least among the NMR community. This illustrates another lasting legacy of Ray Freeman: the use of acronyms. The ideal acronym should describe the experiment without too many linguistic contortions, while also being amusing or self-deprecating. Much time was spent thinking of excellent acronyms, in some cases for experiments that did not exist yet!

One of us (M.H.L.) can testify to the mixture of frustration and admiration that Ray's work engendered in Richard Ernst. Richard knew that he had a deeper theoretical mastery than Ray, but he also knew that he could never match Ray's humour and powers of communication.

The innovations introduced by Ray are far too numerous to recount, but many of them are pictorially presented in his three books, “A Handbook of Magnetic Resonance” (1987), “Spin Choreography” (1998), and “NMR in Chemistry and Medicine" (2003). Although we have lost a pioneering giant of modern NMR spectroscopy with Ray’s passing, we also know that the path down which he led us will continue to define the future of solution NMR – and that it will be a path lined with excellent and amusing acronyms.

Ad Bax and Malcolm Levitt

A beautiful example of Ray's humour and art of hand-drawn illustrations can be seen in this historical power point file [73 slides, 54 MB], which was provided to us by Ted Becker. This presentation was made by Ray for the 50th ENC in 2009 and run as a continuous display.

ISMAR statement on Ukraine

April 14th, 2022 by

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces on February 24 and the subsequent events of mass destruction and death in Ukraine have come as a terrible surprise and shock to many of us. After extensive discussions within the Executive Committee of ISMAR, whose members have a variety of backgrounds and were raised and educated in various parts of the world, we would like to make the following statement:

ISMAR condemns the invasion of Ukraine and the war waged against unprotected civilians. This cruel war has caused and continues to cause unbearable human suffering. It is also destroying many of the achievements in international relations that were attained over the last three decades. Our thoughts and solidarity are with the Ukrainian people whose lives and liberty are currently in danger, as well as people within Russia and allied countries who have lost their freedom of expression and their access to information from diverse non-governmental sources.

ISMAR’s mission is to advance magnetic resonance in all areas of scientific research, independent of local, national, or international politics, and to promote interactions among magnetic resonance spectroscopists throughout the world. The very nature of magnetic resonance science is international – it builds on the creativity of all humanity, it is transmitted in a universal language, and it thrives only when ideas are exchanged openly and when freedom of speech and human rights are respected. Indeed, since its inception during the cold war period of the 1960s and 1970s, ISMAR has helped build bridges across national and political borders, by fostering communications among all scientists regardless of their nationalities. We will continue this policy and keep contacts open to all magnetic resonance scientists across the globe.

We encourage all ISMAR members to contribute to organizations that provide aid to those who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine and to consider hosting and supporting scientists whose professional lives or educations have been disrupted. We encourage affected scientists to post information about themselves and ISMAR members to post announcements of available positions on the ISMAR web site by sending an e-mail to the ISMAR Web Editor. Available positions can also be posted at to reach an audience outside of magnetic resonance.

To support efforts to find temporary jobs for displaced researchers from Ukraine, we have also decided to actively sponsor Ukrainian scientists through a donation from ISMAR to Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics), a non-governmental organization that provides a lifeline for at-risk academics.

The ISMAR Executive Committee

Stephan Grzesiek (President), Tatyana Polenova (Vice President), Rob Tycko (Past President), Alexej Jerschow (Secretary General), Rachel Martin (Treasurer)

ISMAR General meeting on March 1, 2022

February 23rd, 2022 by

As required by the ISMAR constitution, a worldwide ISMAR General meeting will be held on March 1, 2022 with the following agenda

  • General information on ISMAR goals, governance, membership
  • Report on recent elections of ISMAR Fellows, Council and Executive Committee
  • Report on ISMAR's finances
  • Report on the 22nd ISMAR meeting 2021 in Osaka
  • Information on plans for further activities to make ISMAR more useful to its members and to foster young scientists
  • Tribute to ISMAR fellows we have lost in the last two years
  • Information on plans for the next ISMAR conferences
    • 23rd ISMAR meeting in Brisbane on August 20-25, 2023 (
    • 24th ISMAR meeting in Asilomar, spring 2025
  • Suggestions from the audience


To accommodate time zones, the General Meeting will be held as two zoom Webinars at

Webinar 1:
Berlin: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 08:00
Washington DC: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 02:00
San Francisco: Monday, 28 February 2022, 23:00
Tokyo: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 16:00
Sydney: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 18:00
Delhi: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 12:30
Moscow: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 10:00

Webinar 2:
Berlin: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 18:00
Washington DC: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 12:00
San Francisco: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 09:00
Tokyo: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 02:00
Sydney: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 04:00
Delhi: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 22:30
Moscow: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 20:00