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Meeting Scene reports are compiled and edited by Tim Palucka, science news editor.

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2013 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 5 »

Day 5's recap included coverage of Symposium X: Big and Open Data for Materials Research; the announcement of eight Science as Art award winners; poster winners; and highlights from Symposia E, J, R, Z, CC, RR and YY.

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2013 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 4 »

Wednesday proved to be the busiest day of the week at the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting. It started with the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast, and included the Sixth Technology Innovation Forum, the MRS Medal Lecture and the University Chapter Representative’s Luncheon. Highlights covered here include the MRS Awards Ceremony, the poster session and technical sessions.

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2013 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 3 »

The third day of the meeting included the David Turnbull Lectureship from Robert O. Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley; the Rump Session for Organo-metal Halide Perovskite-based Solar Cells; Government Agency Forum; poster awards; the exhibit and technical talks.

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2013 MRS Fall Meeting—Days 1 & 2 »

The 2013 MRS Fall Meeting began with many special talks on the first two days: the inaugural Kavli Early Career Lectureship in Nanoscience from Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University; the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience from Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts University; the Materials Theory Award Talk from David J. Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania; the Plenary talk from David L. Morse, Corning Incorporated; the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials and more.

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2013 MRS Fall Meeting—Preview »

The 2013 MRS Fall Meeting will be held in Boston, December 1-6, with 51 symposia. The chairs are Charles T. Black, Elisabetta Comini, Gitti Frey, Kristi L. Kiick and Loucas Tsakalakos. Coverage in these newsletters will include the Plenary Session, the Awards Ceremony and awards talks, the exhibit, Science as Art, special events and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia—Day 1 »

The 2013 JSAP-MRS Joint Symposia had a great start. At the Reception Event, Hiroshi Ishiwara, chair, and Orlando Auciello, president of MRS, greeted attendees. It was a busy day of technical talks; view excerpts from symposia G, N, O, R and S.

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2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia—Day 2 »

The second day of the 2013 JSAP-MRS Joint Symposia was the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience from Akira Fujishima, Tokyo University of Science, on "Photocatalysis—Present Situation and Future Approaches." Also, read more for technical talks from symposia A, F, J, L, N, P and U.

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2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia—Day 3 »

The third day of the 2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia were again busy with technical talks; read on for excerpts from symposia C, D, J, H and U. Each newsletter also highlights some photos from around the meeting.

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2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia—Day 4 »

Thursday, the fourth day of the 2013 MRS-JSAP Joint Symposia, saw the start of seven new symposia. Technical talks were a popular feature of the meeting; read recaps from symposia B, C, E, M, Q, T and V. Many thanks to the organizers and attendees for making it a successful meeting!

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XXII International Materials Research Congress—Days 1 & 2 »

The XXII International Materials Research Congress began with a meeting opening; First Plenary Lecture from Walter de Heer, Georgia Institute of Technology; Second Plenary Lecture from Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science; technical talks and photos from the meeting.

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XXII International Materials Research Congress—Day 3 »

Day 3 of the XXII International Materials Research Congress in Cancun included the Third Plenary Lecture from S. Ted Oyama, University of Tokyo; Science Luncheon Talk from Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University; technical talks and view photos from the meeting.

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XXII International Materials Research Congress—Days 4 & 5 »

The last two days of the XXII IMRC meeting in Cancun included the Fourth Plenary Lecture from Eric Fullerton, University of California—San Diego; the Fifth Plenary Lecture from Isaac Hernández-Calderón, Centre de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados; technical talks and a traditional Mexican dancer performed after the Gala Dinner.

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7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies—Day 1 »

View news and highlights from the opening ceremonies, including notes from the guest of honor, Yuan-Tseh Lee; the First Plenary Lecture from Alan Heeger; the First Theme Lecture from Chennupati Jagadish; and photos from the technical program.

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7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies—Day 2 »

Day 2 of the ICMAT 2013 Meeting in Singapore included the Second Plenary Lecture from J. Fraser Stoddart; the Third Plenary Lecture from Ramamoorthy Ramesh; the Second Theme Lecture from Zhong Lin Wang; the First Public Lecture from Yuan-Tseh Lee; the Second Public Lecture from Alan Heeger; and highlights from the technical program.

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7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies—Day 3 »

Highlights from Day 3 of the ICMAT 2013 meeting in Singapore included the Fourth Plenary Lecture from Yuan-Tseh Lee; the Fifth Plenary Lecture from C.N.R. Rao; the Third Theme Lecture from Claes Granqvist; and photos and selections from the technical program.

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7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies—Days 4 and 5 »

Days 4 and 5 of the ICMAT 2013 Meeting in Singapore involved the Sixth Plenary Lecture from Gabriel Aeppli; the Seventh Plenary Lecture from Helmuth Mohwald; the Eighth Plenary Lecture from Donald Paul; the Ninth Plenary Lecture from Andy Hor; the Fourth Theme Lecture from Yoshi Tokura; poster awards; and highlights from the technical program.

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2013 MRS Spring Meeting—Preview »

Preview of the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting held April 1-5 in San Francisco, including an overview of award presentations, technical sessions, special events and more.

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2013 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 1 »

News from Day 1 of the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting include details about the new journal "MRS Energy & Sustainability," the Student-Organized Energy Materials Forum, and the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience by Younan Xia.

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2013 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 2 »

Day 2 of the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting included the Outstanding Young Investigator Award talk by Alexandra Boltasseva, MRS TV details, poster award recaps and technical talks.

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2013 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 3 »

News and highlights from Day 3 of the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting: Mid-Career Researcher Award talk by John A. Rogers, Plenary Address by Arun Majumdar, Graduate Student Awards, Science as Art competition and the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast.

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2013 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 4 »

Day 4 of the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting included the Innovations in Materials Characterization Award presentations by D. Bruce Chase and John F. Rabolt, the 5th Technology Innovation Forum, poster awards, technical talks and MRS OnDemand viewing details.

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2012 Archives »

2012 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, 2012 MRS Fall Meeting, IMRC Meeting in Cancun and the SBPMat meeting held in Brazil.

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2011 Archives »

2011 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the E-MRS Spring Meeting in Nice, France, ICMAT 2011 in Suntec, Singapore, IMRC Meeting in Cancun and the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2010 Archives »

View the 2010 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2010 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2010 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2009 Archives »

View the 2009 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2009 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2009 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2008 Archives »

View the 2008 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2008 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2008 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2007 Archives »

View the 2007 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2007 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2007 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2006 Archives »

View the 2006 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2006 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2006 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2005 Archives »

View the 2005 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2005 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2005 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2004 Archives »

View the 2004 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2004 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2003 Archives »

View the 2003 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2003 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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2002 Archives »

View the 2002 editions of the Meeting Scene email newsletter featuring recaps of events held during the 2002 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and the 2002 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

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