Challenges with Rare Earth Elements: the Periodic table at work for new Science and Technology


Società Geologica Italiana

L'Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e la Fondazione "Guido Donegani" organizzano l'International Conference dal titolo "Challenges with Rare Earth Elements: the Periodic table at work for new Science and Technology"

Rome, 14 – 15 November, 2019

Organizing committee: Silvio AIME (Chair), Paolo ASCENZI, Gennaro MARINO, Roberta SESSOLI (Chair), Adriano ZECCHINA


Thursday, 14 November
14.00 Welcome address by the Fondazione Donegani
14.15 Silvio AIME (Linceo, Università di Torino): Opening/Aims of the workshop
14.30 Jean-Claude BÜNZLI (EPFL, Lausanne, and University of Technology, Sydney, and Hong Kong Baptist University): The amazing contribution of rare earths to science and technology
15.00 Peter HANDLEY (European Commission, Head of the Unit on raw materials, metals, Bruxelles): Rare Earths and critical raw materials for industrial value chains in the EU
15.30 Stefano POLI (Linceo, Università di Milano): REE in the Earth's mantle and crust: the origin of RE minerals and ore deposits

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Lorenzo SORACE (Università di Firenze): Magnetic properties for innovative applications of Lanthanide-based materials
17.00 Marco BETTINELLI (Università di Verona): Luminescent Rare Earth-based materials and their optical applications
17.30 Lorenzo DI BARI (Università di Pisa): When mirror symmetry breaks: the wonderland of chiral lanthanide complexes
18.00 Flash presentation and discussion of posters

Friday, 15 November
9.30 Sabrina CONOCI (ST Microelectronics - Università di Messina): Lanthanide based materials in elettronics industry
10.00 Adriano ZECCHINA (Linceo, Università di Torino): Rare Earths in heterogenous and homogenous catalysis: a review
10.30 Teodora RETEGAN (Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg): Challenges of recycling REEs from electrical band electronic waste, the overall perspective

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Claudio LUCHINAT (Università di Firenze): Lanthanoids as structural probes in biology
12.00 Alberto BOFFI (Sapienza Università di Roma): Lanthanide binding tags in proteins
12.30 Giovanna DE SIMONE (Università di Roma Tre): Lanthanide-based enzymology
14.00 Mauro BOTTA (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria): Lanthanides & magnetic resonance imaging
14.30 Henrick MEI (Deutsches Reuma-Forschungszentrum, Berlin): Single cell analyses of the immune system by mass cytometry - cellular diversity and biosignatures in rheumatic inflammation
15.00 Emilio MARENGO (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria): The role of Lanthanides in foostuffs traceability and authentication
15.30 General discussion
16.00 Roberta SESSOLI (Lincea, Università di Firenze): Closing Remarks

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