MRS Bulletin Energy Quarterly

EQ

Energy Quarterly (EQ) is a special section published in the March, June, September and December issues of MRS Bulletin dedicated to the challenges facing materials scientists in the quest for sustainable solutions to the world's energy problems. We aim to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the materials for energy field, for both experienced researchers and the general reader. EQ is available in our print edition of MRS Bulletin, where you can find it easily by flipping to the pages with the orange edge, and is also available FOR FREE ONLINE at the Cambridge University Press MRS Bulletin website. You DO NOT have to be a subscriber to MRS Bulletin to access this content—it is freely available to anyone with Internet access.

Materials for Energy blogThe Materials for Energy blog, a resource hosted by the MRS Bulletin's Energy Quarterly, has been formally re-launched under the management of the MRS Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. It provides a forum to discuss the scientific issues surrounding all areas of materials for energy: basic research, scale-up and commercialization, deployment, environmental impact including raw materials acquisition, and disposal technologies.
  

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 December 2013  |  September 2013  | 
June 2013  |  March 2013
 November 2012  |  September 2012  | 
June 2012  |  March 2012
 December 2011  |  September 2011
  June 2011  |  March 2011
 December 2010  |  September 2010  
   

 March 2014

Editorial
Maintaining hope for sustainable energy
Sossina M. Haile

Regional Initiative
Israel makes an ambitious move on alternative fuels
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Anat Bonshtien

Interview
Superconductivity to cosmology: K. Alexander Muller explores mysteries in energy
Anke Weidenkaff

 December 2013

Editorial
The Nordic way
Sabrina Sartori

Energy Sector Analysis
Research on metal hydrides revived for next-generation solutions to renewable energy storage
Melissae Fellet
FEATURE EDITORS: Craig E. Buckley, Mark Paskevicius, Drew A. Sheppard 

Regional Initiative
Deep geothermal ambitions in Norway
Arthur L. Robinson
FEATURE EDITOR: Volker Oye

 September 2013

Editorial
With steel, cement, and mortar
V.S. Arunachalam

Energy Sector Analysis
A concrete path to sustainability
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: José Fernando Martirena Hernández

Energy Sector Analysis 
A test of the steel industry's metal
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Sridhar Seetharaman 

Interview
Dresselhaus recounts work on energy-related materials
Steve Yalisove

Videos from the Interview
Graphene and CNTs
Intercalation compounds
Bismuth antimonide
Thermoelectrics

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June 2013

Editorial
Science diplomacy is your job
Alan J. Hurd

Energy Sector Analysis
Thermoelectric heat recovery could boost auto fuel economy
Philip Ball
FEATURE EDITOR: Thierry Caillat

Interview
Majumdar puts materials in the context of energy systems
Anke Weidenkaff

Regional Initiative
Masdar City showcases sustainability
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Steve Griffiths

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March 2013

Editorial
The stuff we need for clean energy
Alex King

Energy Sector Analysis
United States launches new direction to manage nuclear waste
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Rod Ewing

Energy Sector Analysis
Brewing fuels in a solar furnace
Arthur L. Robinson with contributions by  Corinna Wu
FEATURE EDITOR: Aldo Steinfeld

Interview
Bigger picture helps Alf Bjørseth focus on energy and materials projects for the future
Abdelilah Slaoui and Michael de Laine

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November 2012

Editorial
The tortoise and the hare
M. Stanley Whittingham

Energy Sector Analysis
A capacity for change
Philip Ball
FEATURE EDITOR: Yury Gogotsi

Interview
The materials that make an energy company: BP chief scientist Ellen Williams discusses sustainable energy
Martin Green and Prachi Patel

Regional Initiative
Grid battery storage gets big in the States
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Brian Perusse

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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September 2012

Editorial
Billboard science
Steve Yalisove

Energy Sector Analysis
High-temperature superconductors change the game
Arthur L. Robinson
FEATURE EDITOR: James Misewich

Interview
From materials research to climate change: David Eaglesham assesses the solar energy industry
Steve M. Yalisove and Arthur L. Robinson

Videos from the Interview
Beyond Efficiency
Opportunities
Storage
One Percent
Balance of System 
Wrong Problem  

Regional Initiative
Supercapacitors take charge in Germany
Philip Ball
FEATURE EDITOR: Yury Gogotsi

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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June 2012

Editorial
Thin films thick with promise
Paul Drzaic

Energy Sector Analysis
High-temperature materials increase efficiency of gas power plants
Angela Saini
FEATURE EDITOR: Tresa Pollock

Interview
Energy efficiency with organic electronics: Ching W. Tang revisits his days at Kodak
Interviewed by Stephen Forrest

Regional Initiative
China’s nuclear resolve
Angela Saini
FEATURE EDITOR: Qiang (Charles) Feng

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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March 2012

Editorial
Materials fuel sustainable development
Marty Green

Energy Sector Analysis
Thinking small for solar
Corinna Wu
FEATURE EDITOR: Hideyuki Murata

Interview
The shift to advanced materials: GM’s Alan Taub surveys future of the auto industry
Interviewed by David S. Ginley and Arthur L. Robinson

Regional Initiative
Coal liquefaction in China and South Africa
Prachi Patel
FEATURE EDITOR: Rocco Fiato 

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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December 2011

Editorial
Energy outlook: A perspective from the new generation of materials researchers
Isaac Tamblyn, Ivana Aguiar, Ratna K. Annabattula, Gusphyl Justin, Kayvan Rafiee, A. Rios-Flores, Antonio Vicente, Jenny G. Vitillo and Deniz Wong

Energy Sector Analysis
Materials Genome Initiative and energy
Prachi Patel

Interview
Satisfying our global energy appetite: Former DOE Under Secretary Raymond Orbach looks ahead
Russell R. Chianelli and Arthur L. Robinson

Regional Initiative
Wind on the Lakes
Philip Ball
FEATURE EDITOR: Nathan Kipnis

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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September 2011

Editorial
Opening the grid across continents
David Cahen and George Crabtree and Steve M. Yalisove

Energy Sector Analysis
Solid-state lighting: The future looks bright
Prachi Patel

Interview
Batteries for energy generation and storage: A perspective from MIT professor and entrepreneur Yet-Ming Chiang
George Crabtree and Arthur L. Robinson

Regional Initiative
Desert visions
Corinna Wu

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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June 2011

Editorial
What is the future for nuclear power?
Robin W. Grimes

Energy Sector Analysis
Learning from failures
Angela Saini

Regional Initiative
France’s nuclear power program continues in force
Philip Ball

Energy Focus
Tim Palucka

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March 2011

Editorial
Materials for energy: Energy, economy, and the environment
Russell R. Chianelli

Energy Sector Analysis
Variable states
Corinna Wu

Interview
Brazil’s energy policies: An interview with Sérgio Rezende, former S&T minister
Interviewed by Guillermo Solórzano

Energy Focus
Gopal R. Rao

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December 2010

Editorial
Learning from energy initiatives conducted in different regions of the world
Steve M. Yalisove and Elizabeth L. Fleischer

Energy Sector Analysis
The science of oil drilling goes deep
Philip Ball

Interview
Construction goes green: An interview with Kevin Surace of Serious Materials
Interviewed by Paul S. Drzaic and Corinna Wu 

Regional Initiative
Maintaining Brazil’s ethanol fuel momentum
Arthur L. Robinson 

Energy Focus
Gopal R. Rao

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September 2010

Editorial
Introducing Energy Quarterly
V.S. Arunachalam and E.L. Fleischer

Energy Sector Analysis
Better batteries for electric vehicles
Corinna Wu

Interview
Energy and expansion: The Tata story 

Regional Initiative
How sunlight became a commodity in Germany
Philip Ball

Energy Focus
Gopal R. Rao

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