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Special Sessions

Workshop: Computational Micromagnetics with JOOMMF

Room 307/308, Level Three
Sunday, July 15
1:30 – 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to computational micromagnetics. We will introduce and teach the use of a Python interface to drive the OOMMF simulation package. At the beginning, we will provide a lecture style introduction, which is followed by practical exercises where attendees will have an opportunity to carry out small micromagnetic calculations, modify given examples and ask more specific questions. All participants are expected to bring their laptops. This project is a part of the Jupyter-OOMMF (JOOMMF) activity in the OpenDreamKit project and we acknowledge financial support from Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructures project (#676541). Further information will be available at

There is no extra cost to registered ICM2018 attendees to attend this Workshop, and although registration is NOT required for this event we ask that you indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend so that we can ensure adequate meeting space is available:

Although we expect to have relatively good Wi-Fi, it is strongly recommended that all Workshop participants install JOOMMF on their laptops before they arrive so that they may follow live demos and do the exercises during the Workshop.

You can download JOOMMF from the Workshop website here:

If you have any questions about the Workshop, please contact the Organizers directly at

Entrepreneurship Tutorial - From Concepts to Products: Pathways to Success

Room 104, Lobby Level
Sunday, July 15
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Supported in part by:

Here in Silicon Valley, starting new companies is a way of life. Many software projects require minimal capital investments, but that is often not the case with hardware. So, how do you get started if you have an idea for a hardware product and how do you fund your venture and find customers? Learn from our panelists how they tackled the challenges of taking hardware products to market and what they learned along the way.

Moderator: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates


Han Jin, Lucid VR

In our fast-moving and globalized world, limited time and long distances hinder us from being close to our loved ones. However, videos and pictures have made it possible to capture and share important moments. Instead of viewing these memories on a flat screen, what if we could go back and be a part of that special moment again? We believe in bringing people together by bridging distances in time and space through 3D technology.

Andrew Kent, Spin Transfer Technologies

New York University and Allied Minds teamed up in 2011 and established Spin Transfer Technologies (STT) to develop and commercialize its spin transfer magnetoresistive random access memory technology. The technology was originally developed from the mesoscopic magnetism research conducted in the laboratory of Professor Andrew Kent.

Charles Barry, Jolata

The Jolata Platform is a big data solution providing real-time and precise network intelligence, by aggregating, analyzing and visualizing millisecond-precision performance statistics for any flow and anywhere on the network. In real-time, Jolata determines network problems and root causes, all the way down to vendor equipment and location. It eliminates traditional finger-pointing "blame game" when problems are detected. Jolata reduces TCO by optimizing network performance when problems are found, determining when and where the networks need expansion, and reducing over-provisioning. Finally, Jolata enables customer monetize new services by commanding a premium for low-latency, or as a competitive differentiator.

Eric Trabold, Nexkey, Inc.

Nexkey is changing how people experience access to physical spaces through its platform of hardware products, apps and cloud services.

Jeric Bautista, re:3D Inc.

re:3D Inc. is breaking through the current limitations of 3D printing to unlock new applications and growth markets worldwide. Gigabot, re:3D’s flagship technology, enables industrial strength, large format 3D printing at an affordable price point. With build volumes starting at eight cubic feet and a robust construction, Gigabot can print objects up to 30x larger than competing desktop models. re:3D’s customer base comprises an esteemed group of specialty manufacturers, engineers, designers, universities, and hobbyists in over 50+ countries around the globe. Currently, re:3D is scaling manufacturing operations, and exploring alternate materials and feedstocks with global leaders in material and life sciences. We’re so excited to see how 3D printing changes the world, and we’re enjoying all the adventures along the way.

David Chavez, zSpace

zSpace combines elements of AR and VR to create lifelike experiences. As a hardware and software solution, zSpace delivers a stunning interactive experience by integrating the latest AR/VR technology in an all-in-one computer and laptop. zSpace utilizes three sensory characteristics to create a natural and intuitive product. Perception of depth, the ability to look around, and kinesthetic realism. Every zSpace system has tracking built into the display. These sensors track your zSpace stylus and glasses. As you tilt your head to look around an object, zSpace dynamically updates to display the correct perspective in full, high-definition. From the metal frame of the Tracked Glasses to the lightweight form of the Follower Glasses, zSpace eyewear is essential, yet understated. Tracked Glasses provide a complete experience, while Follower Glasses allow peers to join in and participate. The zSpace stylus is held like a pen. With 6 degrees of freedom, users can rotate their wrist naturally as they pick up and examine objects. The buttons on the stylus perform different actions depending on the application that is open. Outside of zSpace-use, users can switch to using a mouse for other Windows applications

There is no extra cost to registered ICM2018 attendees to attend this Tutorial and although registration is NOT required for this event, we ask that you indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend so that we can ensure adequate meeting space is available.

Resume Writing Tutorial - Presenting Your Best Self to Hiring Managers in Industry, Government and Academia

Room 104, Lobby Level
Sunday, July 15
3:30 – 5:00 pm

If you’d like a job at some point, it is almost a certainty that you will need to write a resume or curriculum vitae that will make a compelling case for you to be interviewed. Learn from our panelists what works and what mistakes they regularly see on resumes.


Liesl Folks, University of Buffalo

Tom Thomson, University of Manchester

There is no extra cost to registered ICM2018 attendees to attend this Tutorial and although registration is NOT required for this event, we ask that you indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend so that we can ensure adequate meeting space is available.

Lunch with the Experts

Rotunda, Upper Mezzanine Level
Tuesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 19
12:30–1:30 pm

Students and post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to register for and attend Lunch with the Experts for the exclusive opportunity to participate in small, informal discussion groups. Because space is limited, advance registration is required. There is no additional cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.


James Analytis, University of California at Berkeley (Experimental quantum materials and synthesis)

Katharina Theis-Bröhl, University of Applied Sciences (Polarized Neutron Reflectometry, small magnetic structures, magnetic nanoparticles, self-assembly)

Yuri Suzuki, Stanford University (Strongly correlated systems: thin films and heterostructures)

Dr. Wei Han, Peking University (Spintronics in emergent materials)

Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia, University of Texas at Austin (Nanodevices and spintronics)

Dr. Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota (Theoretical magnetism)


Dr. Eric Fullerton, University of California San Diego (Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanostructured materials)

Dr. Christian Rüegg, Paul Scherrer Institut and the University of Geneva (Neutron scattering studies of magnetism)

Dr. Suchitra Sebastian, Cambridge University (High magnetic fields, Correlated electron systems)

Dr. Yayoi Takamura, University of California at Davis (Thin film growth and characterization)

Dr. Roser Valentí, University of Frankfurt (Ab-initio studies of magnetism)

Dr. Stephen Wilson, University of California at Santa Barbara (Neutron scattering and crystal growth of magnetic materials)

Student Speaker Award Session and Networking Reception

Esplanade 160 and Rotunda, Upper Mezzanine Level
Thursday, July 19

6:30 pm Student Presentations

7:30 pm Networking reception during judges deliberation

8:00 pm Presentation of awards for Best Student Presentation Award Winners and Magnetism as Art Showcase

Supported by


Jiarui Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Y8-04 Imaging Scale-invariant Magnetic Textures in a Strongly Correlated Oxide

Alejandro Ruiz, University of California at Berkeley
B14-06 Hidden Ferromagnetism in the Kitaev Honeycomb Iridates

Lourdes Marcano Prieto, Universidad del País Vasco
L1-11 On the Magnetic Anisotropy of Co-doped Magnetosome Chains

Michael Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Q2-08 Level Attraction and Synchronization in Hybridized Magnon-Photon Systems

Libor Šmejkal, Johannes Gutenberg University
G6-01 Classification of Topological Antiferromagnets for Spintronics