2011 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs
- November 28 - December 2, 2011
- Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Cammy R. Abernathy, Paul V. Braun, Masashi Kawasaki, Kathryn J. Wahl
The following will serve as Meeting Chairs for the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting.
Cammy R. Abernathy
University of Florida
300 Weil Hall
P. O. Box 116550
Gainesville, FL 32611-6550
Paul V. Braun
University of Illinois-Urbana
Materials Science & Engineering Bldg.
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
University of Tokyo
Department of Applied Physics
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Kathryn J. Wahl
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20375-5342
The 2011 Materials Research Society’s Fall Meeting will be held November 28-December 2 in Boston, Massachusetts. The increasingly cross-disciplinary worldwide activity on materials research culminates every year in the MRS Fall Meetings. Symposium organizers from around the world have created a program that addresses leading-edge research and captures the extraordinary progress in materials science and technology, featuring an exciting mix of well-established and popular topics.
Forty-Six (46) symposia will be the technical core of the meeting. The symposia are grouped into the following clusters:
Energy and the Environment: The materials challenges in nuclear energy, fuel cells, and energy storage will be discussed. The emerging area of solar-fuel generation will be highlighted. The critical materials issues in organic, inorganic, excitonic, and plasmonic solar energy harvesting will be discussed, with a focus on transformational developments. High-performance optical materials, the energy applications of hierarchical 3D structures, and sustainable synthesis of nanomaterials will be covered.
Functional Materials: Synthesis, fabrication, assembly, and integration of a broad range of materials at different length scales, including topological insulators, oxide semiconductors, diamond electronics, compound semiconductors, ferroelectric and mutiferroic materials, and magnetoelectric composites will be covered. Novel solution processing strategies for inorganic and hybrid materials, large-area processing and patterning methods, and compliant devices will be featured. The properties of photons in nanomaterials and charges in organic semiconductors will be discussed. New developments in highly energetic materials and mutifuctional polymers will be addressed.
Nanomaterials: Functional metal-oxide nanostructures, carbon-based nanostructures, nanowires, nanotubes, semiconductor nanocrystals, and metal-hybrid structures will all be discussed in the program. Developments in understanding transport properties in polymer nanocomposites, and self organization and nanoscale pattern formation will be covered. Mechanical methods for nanofabrication, nanopatterning, and nanoassembly, and the safety and toxicity control of nanomaterials will round out the program.
Biomaterials: The materials science of bioelectronics and BioMEMs represents important topics that will be discussed. Nanomaterials for cancer applications, and biomaterials for tissue regeneration, are vital topics that will be covered. The formation and properties of synthetic and biological gels, the processing of biomaterials, the nucleation and growth of biological and biomimetic materials, and the multiscale mechanics of hierarchical materials will all be featured.
Materials Exploration: Materials characterization including three-dimensional tomography, and advanced scanning probe studies, will be covered. The dynamics of confined systems and interfaces and the mechanics of materials at the nanoscale will be discussed in detail. New materials and devices for MEMs as well as new combinatorial and high-throughput methods for materials science will be highlighted.
To complement the scientific sessions, tutorials will be offered in several technical areas. Symposium X: Frontiers of Materials Research will feature lunchtime lectures aimed at a broad audience to provide meeting attendees with an overview of leading-edge topics. Poster sessions, an integral feature of MRS meetings, will be held during the evenings. The meeting chairs will award the best posters during each session with prizes of up to $500.
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 workshops on government funding policies and practices.
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!
2011 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs:
Cammy Abernathy, Paul Braun, Masashi Kawasaki, Kathryn Wahl
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