Intermag 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Special Sessions

Monday, May 4 
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us as we kick off the week with three 50-minute talks and Q&A with our Tutorial speakers. This session will be followed by the Welcome Bierstube (no registration is required).

Topics will include:

Magnetic Refrigeration
Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt

Motors in Electric Vehicles
Keisuke Fujisaki, Toyota Technological Institute 

Circular Economy for Magnetic Materials
Kiril Mugerman, Geomega Resources

Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday supported by: 

Thursday supported by:

Students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to attend Meet the Experts and Speakers to be held over the lunch hour at INTERMAG 2020. These events provide young researchers with the exclusive opportunity to participate in a small-group discussion (limited to 9 students) and get expert advice on career planning, technical paper writing and publication, job searches and interviews, society involvement, and more. Attendees may register for EITHER the Tuesday OR the Thursday Session, but not both days. Attendees may select the Expert or Speaker they would like to sit with over lunch.

Lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Space is EXTREMELY limited so advance registration is required. There is no additional cost for Conference registrants to attend this session.


  • Dora Altbir, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Structured Materials)
  • Jun CuiIowa State University (Permanent Magnets)
  • Paul Ohodnicki, National Energy Technology Laboratory (Material Design)
  • Daniel Ortega Ponce, University of Cádiz (Life Sciences)
  • Sebastiaan van Dijken, Aalto University (Magnetisation Dynamics) 


  • Giovanni Finocchio, UniME (Spintronics)
  • Yiming Huai, Avalanche Technology (Spintronics)
  • June Lau, National Institute of Standards and Technology (Characterization)
  • Smail Mezani, University of Lorraine (Machines and Drive)
  • Montserrat Rivas, University of Oviedo (Life Sciences)

Tuesday, May 5 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This meeting is open to all Conference attendees, and food and drinks will be served. Come to learn more about what the IEEE Magnetics Society is doing to support and strengthen the magnetics community, and about the benefits of belonging to the Society. Your suggestions and feedback are most welcome (no registration is required).

By joining the IEEE Magnetics Society, you become part of the world’s best-known magnetics organization. In addition to discounts on Conference registrations, such as INTERMAG 2020 and 2020 MMM, you will gain access to local Chapter events and technical activities. To join, go to If you would like to use your IEEE Magnetics Society membership to qualify for the registration discount, you must join before you register for INTERMAG 2020.

Tuesday, May 5 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

State of the Market
BLM Privatization Timeline and Helium Resources
Samuel Burton, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Speaker TBD

No registration is required. 

Wednesday, May 6
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch will be provided thanks to the support of the Magnetics Society Technical and Young Professional Committees.

Are you a senior graduate student or a post-doctoral fellow seeking a Faculty, Postdoc, or Industry position? If so, you should register to present a poster in the "Meet the Employers" special poster session at INTERMAG 2020.  

To present a poster in this special session, you must register by April 1. 

Registration for poster presenters is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. Presenters must be registered for INTERMAG 2020. Presenters are highly encouraged to include information in their poster about their educational background, publications, and any relevant skills.

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS! If you or your organization are planning to hire faculty, staff members, or post-doctoral researchers, we highly encourage you to attend this special poster session to meet and talk with the students and postdocs participating. No registration is necessary for employers to attend this special event, however, all participants must be registered for INTERMAG 2020.

Wednesday, May 6
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This session will begin with the Magnetics Society awards and recognition, of the Magnetics Society Awards, Best Student Presen­tation Finalists, IEEE Fellows, Distinguished Lecturers, Magnetism as Art Finalists, Student Travel Grant Recipients and others.  No registration is required.

Antiferromagnetism: Celebrating 50 years since the Nobel Prize
Ivan K. Schuller, Distinguished Professor of Physics ChairCenter for Memory and Recording Research, University of California, San Diego

Ivan Schuller, a member of the Latin American, Chilean, Spanish, Colombian, Belgian, Latin American Academies and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has won major science and TV prizes including the American Physical Society (Wheatley and Adler), Materials Research Society (Medal and Somiya), Department of Energy (Lawrence), Department of Defense (Vannevar Bush), European (Humboldt and Lise Meitner) and several regional Emmys. His more than 600 papers and 20 patents established the field of metallic superlattices key for the start of Spintronics, determined the structure of YBCO high temperature superconductor, and established the phenomenology of many hybrid heterostructures including exchange bias.  His recent basic research on the properties of quantum-materials has direct relevance for Energy Efficient Bioinspired Computing and Sensors.

Thursday, May 7
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speakers: Coming Soon

No registration is required.

Thursday, May 7
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Speakers: Coming Soon

No registration is required.