Plenary Lectures


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Micro vs. nano-Raman Spectroscopy and Photon Correlation in Condensed Matter

Ado Jorio is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. His main interests are the optical properties of nanomaterials, nanometrology and nano-optics, with applications in engineering and biomedicine. Jorio was awarded in 2009 by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (Somiya Award), in 2012 by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP Prize), in 2015 by the Humboldt Foundation (Georg Forster Research Award), receiving the membership award to the American Chemical Society in the same year, and in 2016 he was included in the "Highly Cited Researchers" list from Thomson Reuters, receiving the Inconfidence Medal from the Minas Gerais State Govenment.

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UNSW-Sydney, Australia

Quantum computing and quantum chaos with nuclear spins in silicon

Andrea Morello is a Professor of Quantum Engineering at UNSW Sydney (Australia) and heads a research program on spin-based quantum computing in silicon using ion-implanted donors. He received a PhD from the University of Leiden (Netherlands), for work on nuclear spin dynamics in molecular magnets, followed by a postdoc at University of British Columbia (Canada). For his pioneering work on silicon qubits, he was the inaugural recipient of the R. Landauer and C.H. Bennett Awards for Quantum Computing in 2017.

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Kahn Lecture

Exploring new molecular materials based on organic free radicals

Prof. Jaume Veciana is Full Professor at the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, Group Leader of CIBER-BBN, and Scientific Director of the Large Facility ICTS NANBIOSIS. He did a postdoc at The Johns Hopkins University, MD (USA) working on molecular electronics. His research interest focuses on Molecular Functional Materials, Molecular Nanoscience, and Nanomedicine. He co-authored more than 500 journal articles and book chapters, 16 international patents receiving the Solvay Award, the RSEQ Award for his research in chemistry and the DuPont Award for his contributions in Molecular Nanoscience. 

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Texas A&M University, USA

Personal Recollections of  a Coordination Chemist in Molecular Magnetism Over the Years from the mid-1990's to the Present

Professor Dunbar received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Purdue University in 1984 with Professor Richard A. Walton and carried out postdoctoral research at Texas A&M University from 1985-86 under the direction of the late F. Albert Cotton. She joined the Texas A&M chemistry faculty in 1999 after serving as a faculty member at Michigan State University from 1987-1999 where she was University Distinguished Professor from 1998-1999. In 2004, she was named a Davidson Professor of Science at Texas A&M University and a joint holder of the Davidson Chair in Science, meriting particular distinction as the first female chair holder in the history of the College of Science. She is now the sole older of the Davidson Chair of Science. Kim Dunbar's research in synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry is focused on the application of coordination chemistry principles to the solution of diverse problems ranging from  magnetic and conducting molecule-based materials to photochemically active compounds for solar energy conversion and anti-cancer photodynamic therapy agents. Dunbar is also recognized as a pioneer is the discovery and elucidation of the newly recognized supramolecular force that has become widely know as the "anion-pi" interaction. Kim served her profession as Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry from 2002-2017 and is past Secretary and Chair of the American Chemical Society's Division of Inorganic Chemistry. She has mentored over 70 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and has worked with over 40 undergraduates. She is the author of over 390 research publications and 22 book chapters or reviews.

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CNRS-Thales, France

Magnetic skyrmions: Advances in physics and potential applications

Dr. Vincent Cros is CNRS senior researcher in the CNRS/Thales research lab (Palaiseau, France), one of the pioneer groups in the field of spintronics. Since 2000, he is leading there the research activities on magnetization dynamics and spin torque phenomen as well as its related potential applications for example for radiofrequency spintronic devices. His research interests include: noise properties, nonlinear phenomena and synchronization of spin torque oscillators; spin transfer dynamics generated by spin-orbit torques and more recently the physics of magnetic skyrmions in nanostructures. In 2013, he received the Carnot prize from the French Academy of Sciences for his work in spintronics.

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Keynote Lectures


Peking University, China

Magneto-Structural Correlation Studies on Single-Molecule Magnets.

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University of Valencia, Spain

2D Molecule-based Magnets

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Tohoku University, Japan

Porous Magnets for Gas Sensing

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University of Bucharest, Romania

Hetero-Trispin Complexes. Looking for Synergistic Effects Within 2p-3d-4f  Systems


University of Rennes 1, France

Isotopic enrichment of single-molecule magnets

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The University of Manchester, UK

Subterranean Lanthanide Relaxation Mechanism Blues

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University of Florence, Italy

Electric Field Modulated Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Reveals a Pure Spin Magneto-Electric Effect in Molecular Helices

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Trinity College, Ireland

Relaxing spins under the barrier: the role of spin-phonon coupling


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ISIS-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Intra and inter-molecular magnetic interactions determined by neutron scattering

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Invited Speakers


Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany

Beyond Conventional Molecular Spin Valves:  Interface Effects and Multifunctional Devices

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University of Chile, Chile

Tuning Single-Molecule Conductance via Incorporation of Metal Ions

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University of Barcelona, Spain

Improving Slow Spin Relaxation Properties by Encapsulation

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University of Valencia, Spain

Magnetic Porous Coordination Polymers Based on Heterometallic Oxamato Complexes

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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Role of Ab initio Calculations in the Design of Novel Molecular Magnetic Materials

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Photoswitching between long-lived spin states

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Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil

Soft X-ray absorption techniques applied to the electronic structure study of molecular based magnets and their heterostructures

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University of California-San Diego, USA

Generating robust single-ion anisotropy to facilitate scalable magnetic strength in multi-nuclear erbium(III) clusters

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Nanjing University, China

Multifunctional Magnetic Materials Based on Redox-active Tetrathiafulvalene and Its Derivatives

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University of Utah, USA

Organic Magnonics Based Upon V(TCNE)X Thin Films

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University of Hiroshima, Japan

Chiral Effects On Spin Systems

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University of Florence, Italy

Dinuclear Vanadyl Complex For Electron-Mediated Nuclear Quantum Simulation

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University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Coherent Coupling of Molecular Spins with Microwave Photons in Planar Superconducting Resonators

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Tohoku University, Japan

Quantum Molecular Spintronics Based on Single-Molecule Magnets: Single-Molecule Memory, Spin Qubits, and Coherence at RT

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Texas A&M University, USA

Heterometallic Lanthanide-Transition Metal Complexes: Synthetic Challenges and Opportunities for Novel SMM Materials

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Florida State University, USA

Creating New Coordination Environments for Spin-Crossover Complexes.

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University of Ottawa, Canada

Synthetic Strategies for Novel Molecular Nanomagnets

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Multiferroic Behavior at a Spin State Transition

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Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Russia

Molecular engineering of high-temperature single-molecule magnets with pentagonal 4d and 5d complexes: New building blocks, principles and approaches

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  • Molecule-based Magnets
  • Molecular Nanomagnets
  • Switchable Magnetic Materials
  • Multifunctional Magnetic Materials
  • Magnetic Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Molecular Approach to Magnetic Nanostructures
  • Electronic structure, Modelling and Theory
  • Spectroscopic and Advanced Experimental Methods
  • Molecular Spintronics and Interface Magnetic Effects
  • Spins for Quantum Information
  • Magnetochiral and Frustrated Systems
  • Biomagnetic Phenomena
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles and Applications
  • Magneto-optic and Magnetocaloric Nanomaterials

Preliminary program

  • Registration starts at 15:00



Satellite conferences

Workshop on advanced nanomagnetism characterization


August, 30th – 31st, 2018



Systems at the nanometric scale present great potential from both the basic scientific and technological point of view. The decrease in size of such systems brought up new ch allenges, with greater difficulties in their characterization. This satellite workshop to the 2018 International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, will get together specialists on advanced characterization techniques that can be used to get information about magnetism at the nanoscale. Having in mind that real problems normally require several approaches to be investigated, this workshop intends to bring together and share the experience and expertise of researchers that use the most different probes to tackle magnetism like neutrons, electromagnetic radiation in several spectral regions, ions, among others. Also, the workshop is aimed to techniques that could complement the magnetic information, like crystalline and electronic structure characterization. 

The workshop will be realized at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, in Campinas, São Paulo. The participant will have the opportunity to know more about Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source, which will be the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in the country and one of the first fourth-generation synchrotron light sources of the world.



Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS)/ Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) – Rua Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro, 10000 – Campinas – São Paulo – Brazil  




Rising star ICMM2018 Pre-Conference


September, 1st 2018


The International community of the interdisciplinary area of Molecular Magnetism will be concentrated for the first time in the southern hemisphere. Aiming to introduce and integrate young professionals into the Molecular Magnetism community, we are happy to propose the Rising Star ICMM2018 Pre-Conference Meeting. The event will consist in two tutorial lectures given on important research topics by senior lecturers and oral presentations of young researchers. There will be no additional registration costs for registered ICMM2018 participants. We encourage young researchers and students to attend this pre-conference. This will be a great opportunity to warm up the discussion on current trends of molecular magnetism and as a preparation to the following ICMM2018 conference. We kindly ask the participants of the Pre-Conference Meeting to send an email with their full name and affiliations to icmm2018@gmail.com, including the string "Inscription to Rising Star Meeting" as the e-mail subject. We will reply by email to confirm the inscription request.



The event will take place at the Windsor Marapendi Hotel, the same venue of ICMM2018, on 1st of September from 8:50 to 16:00.

Organizing Committee:

Eugenio Coronado, University of Valencia, Spain

Giordano Poneti, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Humberto O. Stumpf, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Maria G. F. Vaz, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Rafael A. Allão Cassaro, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



The Multifunctional materials based on strategic metals meeting (M3E.CL from: Materiales Multifuncionales de Metales Estratégicos de Chile)


September, 6-8, 2018



Chile is a country with a long term tradition in copper mining and we have important reserves in different metals. To give extra added value to our metals, it is central to increase the research focused on them. This satellite meeting is intended to be an opportunity for the young generations of Chilean researchers to interact with well known scientists of the Molecular Magnetism, Molecular Materials, Inorganic Materials & Coordination Chemistry areas. As this is the first time that the ICMM is held in the South Hemisphere and many well know scientist are coming to our neighbor country, Brazil, it is the perfect opportunity for those scientists who never have been in Chile, to visit us and meet our young students and young researchers interested in developing the materials research area.



GAM Center (Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral) - Av. Libertador Bernardo O' Higgins 227, Santiago, Chile.

It is close to the Universidad Católica station - Line 1 of the subway. 


Social Events

The social tour for the ICMM 2018 participants and accompanying persons will take you to one of the typical touristic sightseeing attractions located close to the city center. Three options of local tour will be available:

  • Corcovado mountain and Christ Statue*
  • Sugarloaf mountain *
  • Guanabara bay boat ride#

*It includes the train/cable car to bring you at the top of Corcovado or Sugarloaf mountains.

# View of the most famous Rio de Janeiro´s sights from the boat.

Social Tour and banquet are not included in the registration fee.


Book of abstracts

To be announced

Special Issue of Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Selected papers from the XVI International Conference on Molecular Based Magnets.



Opening date: August, 15th 2018

Submission deadline: November, 15th 2018