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History of the IES
Following considerable discussion, including the results of a questionnaire distributed in the EPR Centers Newsletter, a group of about 70 attendees at the 12th International EPR Symposium in Denver, Colorado (July, 1989) voted unanimously to form an International EPR Society. At present, the Society has 1,500 members world wide plus the support of 15 corporate affiliates. A database of members and other scientists involved in EPR research is maintained (by Society funds) at the National Biomedical ESR Center, Medical College of Wisconsin .  Society funding, as well as Illinois EPR Research Center funding received from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, also supports the publication of the EPR newsletter four times a year with one issue including a directory of the entire database (over 4,000 scientists).

The aims of the Society are:

  1. To stimulate the scientific development of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)/electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy.
  2. To communicate information and news about EPR and its applications among its members and to serve as a clearing house on EPR among scientists in academia, government, and industry.
  3. To encourage appropriate and useful application of EPR in a wide variety of fields, including physical, chemical, biological, medical, agricultural, and geological systems.
  4. To provide a central voice for the EPR community by promoting support for research and development utilizing EPR through interaction with other societies, government funding agencies, and international scientific organizations.
  5. To stimulate educational programs on EPR and related spectroscopies through the organization of schools, workshops, and seminars.
The Society is to be international in scope and is to cover the entire range of disciplines that use EPR.

Some of the specific ways in which the Society will seek to achieve its goals include:

The Society will seek to work cooperatively with existing national and international magnetic resonance societies, including joint sponsorship of meetings and workshops where there is a mutual desire to do so. The Society does not intend to establish a new meeting or to establish a new journal. It will consult with existing journals to determine if there is mutual interest in some relationship that could result in enhanced coverage of EPR and a reduced subscription price for the journal for members.

During the discussions about the establishment of the Society there was a strong consensus that EPR has entered a very exciting and productive stage whose full exploitation would be enhanced by having an organized body that centers on the technique. While there is no desire to dissociate from general magnetic resonance societies, it was felt that these societies inevitably will be dominated by the more numerous NMR users. Support of this viewpoint was received from government, industrial, and academic participants.

It was agreed that the key to success of the Society will be the INVOLVEMENT of the EPR COMMUNITY in the Society. To join or renew your membership, please fill out the membership form .   Please also encourage your colleagues and students to join! 

NEW!!-- To view the Constitution of the IES, click here .

    Prof. Yu D. Tsvetkov
    Russian Acad. Sci., Inst. Chem. Kinet. & Combust.
    Institutskaya St.3, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA , 630090
    PH: 7-38-32-35-41-20 Fax: 7-38-32-35-23-50
    Dr. Ronald P. Mason
    Lab Molecular Biophysics,  PO Box 12233
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    PH: 1-919-541-3910 Fax: 1-919-541-1043
    Takeji Takui
    Osaka City Univ., Fac. Science (Chemistry)
    Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-Ku
    Osaka, 558-8585 JAPAN
    PH: 81-6-6605-2605 Fax: 81-6-6605-2522
    Prof. Marina Brustolon
    Univ. Padova, Dept. Physical Chemistry
    via Loredan 2
    Padova, 35131 ITALY
    PH: 39-49-8275680 Fax: 39-49-8275135

    Dr. Shirley A. Fairhurst
    John Innis Center, Biological Chem. Dept.
    Colney, Norwich Res. Pk
    Norwich, UK NR4 7UH
    PH: 44-1603-450713 Fax: 44-1603-450018
    Dr. Chris Felix
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    National Biomedical ESR Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA
    PH: 1-414-456-4008, Fax: 1-414-456-6512
    Prof. Harold M. Swartz
    Dartmouth Medical School
    Department of Radiology & EPR Center
    7785 Vail Room 702,     Hanover, NH  03755-3863 USA
    PH: 1-603-650-1955, Fax: 1-603-650-1717
Prof. John R. Pilbrow
School of Physics & Materials Engineering
PO Box 27, Monash University
Victoria 3800, Australia
PH: +61 3 9905 3630, Fax: +61 3 9905 3637 

Corporate Sponsors of the  International EPR(ESR) Society
(for 2002)

Bruker BioSpin Corp.
Attn: Dr. Art Heiss 
19 Fortune Dr., Manning Park 
Billerica, MA 01821  USA 
Phone: 1-978-663-7406 
Fax: 1-978-670-8851 
E-I-A Warenhandels GMBH
ATTN: Dr. Laszlo Kondor 
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 50 
Vienna A-1130  AUSTRIA 
Phone: 43-1-877-0553 
Fax: 43-1-877-8446 
GMW Associates
ATTN: Ian Walker 
955 Industrial Road 
San Carlos, CA  94070  USA 
Phone: 1-650-802-8292 
Fax: 1-650-802-8298 
ATTN: Robert A. DiPasquale 
11 Dearborn Rd. 
Peabody, MA 01960  USA 
Phone: 1-978-535-5900 
Fax: 1-978-536-2205 
Molecular Specialties, Inc.
ATTN: Richard J. Stevens 
Suite #301
10437 Innovation Drive 
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0425  USA 
Phone: 1-414-258-6724 
Fax:  1-414-727-9578 
Millimieter-Wave Oscillator Co.
ATTN: Terrial Cutsinger 
700 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Suite 204-211 
Longmont, CO  80501  USA 
Phone: 1-303-684-8807 
Fax: 1-303-684-8804 
Oxford Instruments
ATTN: Garry Ferguson 
130 A Baker Ave. Ext. 
Concord, MA 01742  USA 
Phone: 1-978-369-9933 
Fax: 1-978-369-6616 
Oxis International, Inc.
ATTN: Kimberly Dailor 
6040 Cutter Circle, Suite 317 
Portland, OR 97217  USA 
Phone: 1-800-547-3686 or 1-205-408-4311 
Fax: 1-503-283-4058 
Research Specialties
ATTN: James R. Anderson 
1030 S. Main St. 
Cedar Grove 
WI 53013 
Phone/Fax: 1-920-668-9905 
Resonance IResonance Instruments Inc.
ATTN: Mr. Clarence Arnow 
9054 Terminal Ave. 
Skokie, IL 60077  USA 
Phone: 1-847-583-1000 
Fax: 1-847-583-1021 
Scientific Software Services
ATTN: Dr. Philip D. Morse, II 
42583 Five Mile Road 
Plymouth, MI 48170  USA 
Phone/Fax: 1-877-941-4377 
Summit Technology Inc.
ATTN: Richard Janyia 
8827 Osceola Ave. 
Morton Grove, IL 60053  USA 
Phone: 1-800-735-6327 
Fax: 1-847-470-1562 
Wilmad Glass Company, Inc.
ATTN: Mr. Ralph Flaschbart 
US Rte. 40 & Oak Rd. 
Buena, NJ 08310 
Phone: 1-800-220-5171, extension 627 
Fax: 1-800-220-1081 
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