December 2, 2019
The international magnetic resonance community headed to Bunker Bay in the beautiful Margaret River region for the first ever gathering of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG) in Western Australia.
The 12th ANZMAG conference attracted over 170 academic visitors to the region for this multi-sector technical conference, which was opened by Professor Peter Klinken, the Chief Scientist of Western Australia. Presentations covered all topics of magnetic resonance research from medical imaging to battery development.
The UWA Fluid Science and Resources NMR Group presented a range of research at this event. Professor Michael Johns gave an overview of low field NMR techniques for studying industrial emulsions, and Dr Einar Fridjonsson reported imaging studies of the fouling of membranes used for water purification. PhD student Razyq Nasharuddin also had the opportunity to present, and Research Associate Neil Robinson displayed his work during the poster forum.
ANZMAG 2019 also provided the group with an opportunity to spend time with two internationally renowned NMR researchers; Dr Andy Sederman from the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Melanie Britton from the University of Birmingham. Both researchers shared their experiences with FSR students and researchers back in Perth and gave a morning of seminars on their research.