Plenary Speakers

29th Rare Earth Research Conference Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following list of plenary speakers for the 29th RERC. We will continue to add more information about their presentations as the conference date approaches.

Aurora Clark, Washington State University: “Tailoring the Liquid:Liquid Interface for Rare Earth Separations – a Hierarchical Perspective of Solvent Extraction”






Jenifer Shafer, Colorado School of Mines: “From Soft Donors to Soft Matter: Understanding Factors Governing Actinide Separations”






Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: “Quantum Properties and Lanthanide Magnetic Materials”





Paula Diaconescu, University of California, Los Angeles: “Reduction chemistry of rare-earth metal complexes supported by ferrocene diamide ligands”





Matthew Allen, Wayne State University: “Tuning Divalent Europium for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”





Rute Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal:  “Lanthanide-Based Multifunctional Materials for Green Photonics and Internet of Things-IoT”