Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the


13th Conference on Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry


which will be organized by the University of Palermo.

The Conference will be held in the beautiful historical city of Palermo, Italy, from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th September 2024.

Since the first meeting, which was held in Berlin in 1998, the Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry community has grown in number and interests and we’ve come a long way since then.

The past conferences have managed to strengthen the interactions among researchers from different scientific areas (chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, physicians), which have brought advancements in the theory and the experiment and have extended the fields of application of the technique to a variety of disciplines, as materials science, earth sciences, medicine, just to cite a few.


In the wonderful setting of Sicily, in the city of Palermo, which was the capital of one of the most mightful medieval kingdoms, the XIII International Conference on Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry will take place from September 10th to 13th 2024.

University of Palermo, via the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences and the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Pharmacological Sciences and Technologies, will host experts from around the world in this technique that is increasingly developing in different application fields: from the monitoring of the contrast agents characteristics to proteomics, new materials and, even, food traceability.


The reception is scheduled to start from the morning of Tuesday 10 September, a day which will see, in addition to the convivial welcome from the staff of the University of Palermo and the finalization of registration, also a Theory & Tutorial section, which will be structured as theoretical and applicative introduction to the FFC method, aimed above all at students and all those who are interested.


Various sessions will alternate over the three conference days. Each session will be introduced by an invited and a keynote lecture. Emphasis will be placed on oral and poster presentations from under 35 years old researchers. In fact, the best oral and poster presentations will be acknowledged with a Royal Society of Chemistry award under the form of book vouchers.

All of us are looking forward to welcoming all of you in Palermo!


Scientific Commitee

  • Anne-Laure Rollet (Laboratoire PHENIX, France)
  • Danuta Kruk (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)
  • Delia Chillura Martino (University of Palermo, Italy)
  • Dermot Brougham (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Elena Piacenza (University of Palermo, Italy)
  • Esteban Anoardo (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
  • Eva Jakab Toth (C.N.R.S Orléans, France)
  • Gianni Ferrante (Stelar s.r.l., Italy)
  • Jordan Ward-Williams (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Lucia Calucci (ICCOM-CNR Pisa, Italy)
  • Mauro Botta (University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” Alessandria, Italy)
  • Michael Malone (Los Alamos National Lab., Los Alamos USA)
  • Paolo Lo Meo (University of Palermo, Italy)
  • Pellegrino Conte (University of Palermo, Italy)
  • Siegfried Stapf (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
  • Simonetta Geninatti (University of Turin, Italy)

Local Organisers

  • Elena Piacenza – Congress Chair (University of Palermo)
  • Calogero Librici (University of Palermo)
  • Delia Chillura Martino (University of Palermo)
  • Gianni Ferrante (Stelar s.r.l)
  • Giulia Caberti (Stelar s.r.l)
  • Paola Bambina (University of Palermo)
  • Paolo Lo Meo (University of Palermo)
  • Pellegrino Conte (University of Palermo)