2014 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs
- November 30 - December 5, 2014
- Boston, Massachusetts
Husam N. Alshareef, Amit Goyal, Gerardo Morell, José A. Varela, In Kyeong Yoo
The following individuals served as
Meeting Chairs for the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting.
Read their Welcome Letter to Meeting attendees.
King Abdullah University of Science and
IBN SINA (Bldg. 3) West, Rm. 2228
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bldg. 4500-S / S-264
1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Oak Ridge, TN
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
P.O. Box 70377
San Juan, PR
José A. Varela
University of São Paulo State -
Instituto de Quimica
Rua Prof. Francisco Degni 55
Araraquara SP 14801-970
In Kyeong Yoo
Samsung Advanced Institute of
Mt. 14-1, Nongseo-dong
Giheung-gu, Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do,
The 2014 Fall Meeting of the
Materials Research Society will take place from November 30 to December 5,
2014, in Boston, Massachusetts. The world's foremost international scientific
gathering for materials research, the MRS meeting showcases leading
interdisciplinary research in both fundamental and applied areas, coordinated
by over 200 scientists from both academia and industry in many countries around
The meeting's core is its technical program, which
includes 53 symposia organized into six topical areas:
Biomaterials and Soft Matter:
cluster is focused on the materials sciences/life sciences interface. It brings
together scientists who are interested in this exciting and rapidly increasing
field of research and provides a platform for modelers and experimentalists to
identify the major challenges in this research area. Progress in bio-inspired
or biomimetic materials design and synthesis provides new solutions to tackle
challenging scientific problems in medicine, energy, and nanomanufacturing.
Polymer-based materials offer a vast and enormously flexible platform to
receive and respond to biosignals. Metal nanoparticles exhibit unique optical
and electronic properties with applications in biological imaging, drug
delivery, and self-therapeutics. Plasma Life Sciences is an emerging field with
exciting applications for the inactivation of bacteria, wound disinfection and
healing, fighting some types of cancers, and activation of cell functions
including proliferation. A symposium dedicated to 2D nanomaterials for health
care applications brings the latest on the use of nanoelectronics for imaging,
diagnoses, and delivery of therapeutic drugs, genes, and vaccines.
Electronics and Photonics:
Symposia covering a broad range of advanced materials in
electronic and photonic devices and their applications will be featured.
Exciting symposia on emerging 2D materials, graphene and its composites,
functional and semiconducting oxides, organic and bioelectronics, and
nanostructured semiconductors are included. Recent advances in plasmonics and
metamaterials, memory materials and devices, and diamond electronics are also
featured. Finally, organic-inorganic interfaces as they relate to electronic
and optical device will be included.
This cluster will include
symposia covering a wide range of topics related to energy and sustainability.
In the photovoltaic energy conversion area, symposia focusing on organic
photovoltaics, earth-abundant materials and the new perovskite based materials
are planned. In the energy storage area, symposia are planned for grid-scale
storage as well as for non-grid applications that also cover materials
challenges across multiple length scales. Two symposia on new developments in
materials for thermoelectric energy conversion are planned. Symposia are also
planned on recent advances in fuel cells and wide-band gap materials for
solid-state lighting and power electronics applications. Advances in nuclear
technologies and nuclear waste management are covered in separate symposia.
Lastly, the cluster includes a symposium on materials as tools for
Symposia covering the synthesis and
functionality of a broad range of nanomaterials are planned, ranging from 1D,
2D and 3D nanostructures and cellular materials. Recent advances in
nanoelectronics, atomic level interfacial engineering, defect control,
nanoscale patterning and self-assembly among emerging nanomaterials comprise
separate themes. Finally, nanomaterials for extreme environments and functional
nanomaterials are included for consideration in commercial applications.
Theory, Characterization and Modeling:
Symposia covering theoretical aspects of materials science,
including simulation and modeling properties as well as state-of-art
characterization methods are included. One symposium will cover in-situ
characterization during materials synthesis. Synergy between simulations and
experiments will be covered with special focus on scaling effects in
plasticity. Recent advances in scanning probe microscopy for multimodal imaging
in nanoscale will be featured. One symposium will commemorate the international
year of crystallography by covering the state-of-art exploration of materials
with neutrons and synchrotron X-rays.
Materials and Methods:
This cluster includes
symposia that do not naturally fall within the other clusters. One symposium
focuses on high-rate, hybrid and roll-to-roll manufacturing. A symposium on
structure-property relationships in amorphous solids is planned. Defects and
radiation effects in materials are covered in a separate symposium. A
symposium on advanced intermetallic alloys is planned. Lastly a symposium on
undergraduate research in materials science is planned.
To complement these sessions, tutorials will
be offered in several technical areas. Poster sessions, an integral feature of
MRS meetings, will be held during the evenings. The meeting chairs will
award prizes of up to $500 for the best posters during each session.
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The international exhibit will showcase products and services of interest to
the materials community. In addition, several special events will highlight
science outreach. Federal agencies will also host sessions on government
funding policies and practices.
We look forward to seeing you
2014 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs:
Husam N. Alshareef, Amit Goyal, Gerardo Morell, José A. Varela, In Kyeong