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History of ISMB

In the late 1980s, the research interest in magnetic bearings was growing quickly on an international level. The first international meeting, allowing the exchange and presentation of ideas and development results was organized in Zurich, Switzerland, in June 1988 by professor Gerhard Schweitzer. Since then, the ISMB was held every two years, bringing together the global key researchers in academia and industry in the field of magnetic bearings. Hundreds of publications have been presented at the ISMB. Please see the publication section for the index and the full papers in our online repository.

ISMB 1 Zurich, Switzerland June 6-8, 1988 Prof. G. Schweitzer
ISMB 2 Tokyo, Japan July 12-14, 1990 Prof. T. Higuchi
ISMB 3 Alexandria, USA July 29-31, 1992 Prof. P. Allaire
ISMB 4 Zurich, Switzerland August 23-26, 1994 Prof. G. Schweitzer
ISMB 5 Kanazawa, Japan August 28-30, 1996 Prof. F. Matsumura
ISMB 6 Cambridge, USA August 5-7, 1998 Prof. D. Trumper, Prof. P. Allaire
ISMB 7 Zurich, Switzerland August 23-25, 2000 Prof. G. Schweitzer
ISMB 8 Mito, Japan August 26-28, 2002 Prof. Y. Okada
ISMB 9 Lexington, USA August 3-6, 2004 Prof. L. Stephens, Prof. D. Trumper
ISMB 10 Martigny, Switzerland August 21-23, 2006 Prof. H. Bleuler, Prof. G. Genta
ISMB 11 Nara, Japan August 26-29, 2008 Prof. K. Nonami, Prof. T. Mizuno
ISMB 12 Wuhan, China August 22-25, 2010 Prof. Y. Hu, Prof. L. Yu
ISMB 13 Arlington, USA August 6-9, 2012 Prof. P. Allaire, Prof. Z. Lin
ISMB 14 Linz, Austria August 11-14, 2014 Prof. W. Amrhein
ISMB 15 Kitykyushu, Japan August 3-6, 2016 Prof. M. Komori
ISMB 16 Beijing, China August 13-16, 2018 Prof. Suyuan Yu, Prof. Zongli Lin
ISMB 17 Online / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 18-21, 2021 Prof. Richard Stephan
ISMB 18 Lyon, France July 18-21, 2023 Prof. Jahir Mafoud