Meetings & Events

XXVI International Materials Research Congress

August 20-25, 2017
Cancun, Mexico

A core mission of the Materials Research Society is to promote leading-edge research on materials around the world.  The Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) are excited to be working together on this global effort by growing the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) held annually in Cancun, Mexico.

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For more information on IMRC 2017, visit the official conference website.

MRS Advances Paper Submission
August 29, 2017 – September 15, 2017

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A. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

A.1  Making Materials from the Bottom-Up—From Nuclei and Clusters to Application

A.2  Nano-Alloys—Theory, Synthesis and Characterization

A.3  Nano/Meso-Structured Carbon Materials—Theory and Experiments

A.4  Fundamentals, Characterization and Application of Atomic-Layer Deposited Materials

A.5  Inorganic Analogues to Graphene

A.6  Micro-Nanofabrication of Biomedical Devices—BioMEMS-NEMS, Lab-on-a-Chip and Organ-on-a-Chip

A.7  Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology

B. Materials for Energy Applications

B.1  Materials for Hydrogen Production, Storage and Fuel Cells

B.2  Advances on Biofuels—Materials, Characterization, Processing and Testing

B.3  Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS)

B.4  Hybrid Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

B.5  Advanced Polymer Photochemistry—From Fundamental Science to Material Technology

B.6  Photovoltaics, Solar Energy Materials and Technologies

B.7  Advances in Electrochemical Energy Storage

C. Soft Matter and Biomaterials

C.1  Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces for Medical Applications and Health

C.2  Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticles

C.3  Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration

C.4  Materials and Interfaces Based on Biomolecular Self-Assembly

C.5  New Trends in Polymer Chemistry and Characterization

C.6  Soft and Biological Matter

C.7  Structure-Property Relationships in Biological and Bioinspired Hybrid Materials

D. Structural Materials

D.1  Advanced Structural Materials—Synthesis, Mechanics, Properties and Applications

D.2  Effect on Concrete of Supplementary Cementitious Materials and Smart Additives

D.3  Aeronautical and Aerospace Processes, Materials and Industrial Applications

D.4  Materials in Nuclear Science and Technology

D.5  High Entropy Alloys—Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications

D.6  NACE—Corrosion and Metallurgy

D.7  Materials and Advanced Coatings for Harsh Environments and Cutting-Edge Applications

E. Material Characterization

E.1  Advances in Scanning Probe Microscopy for Functional Imaging of Material

E.2  Microscopy of Materials and Nanomaterials

E.3  In Situ/Operando and Computational Studies of Electrochemical Energy Materials

E.4  Structural and Chemical Characterization of Metals and Alloys

E.5  Materials Characterization in the STEM—Applications, Insights and New Methods

E.6  Particle Accelerators for Science and Engineering of Materials

F. Functional Materials

F.1   Chalcogenide Semiconductor Research and Applications

F.2   Functional Materials Based on Perovskite-Type Oxides and Mixed Oxide-Anion Solids—Ferroics, Superconductors and Related Materials

F.3   Advanced Catalytic Materials

F.4   Shape-Memory and Self-Repairing Materials

F.5   Sensing Materials

F.6   Smart Synthesis, Emergent Properties and Advanced Characterization of Multifunctional Oxides

F.7   Phase Transitions in Functional Materials—From Fundamentals to Applications

F.8   Advances in Functional Semiconducting Materials

F.9   Materials and the Environment

F.10 Metamaterials and Their Applications

G. General

G.1  Active Matter and Processes Out of Equilibrium

G.2  Materials Science and Engineering Education—The General Public to Future Scientists and Engineers

G.3  Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Issues in Materials Science

G.4  Strategies for Fostering Academy-Industry Relationships

G.5  Low Cost Instrumentation—Empowering Science in Developing Countries

H. Materials for Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Devices

H.1  Advances in Organic and Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials for Electronics and Photonics

H.2  Memristive Devices—From Fundamentals to Applications

I. Workshop

WMC. 3rd NANOMXCN, Mexico-China Workshop on Nano Materials/Science/Technology—Renewable Energy and Environment Remediation

Meeting Chairs

Sergei V. Kalinin
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ana María Martínez Vázquez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Arturo Ponce-Pedraza
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Stoyan K. Smoukov
University of Cambridge