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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 5 »

Highlights of day 5 of the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting include the David Turnbull Lectureship Award with Rodney S. Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology and the Materials Theory Award with Long-Qing Chen, The Pennsylvania State University. Also featured are the Science as Art winners and a Symposium X talk from the Materials Genome Initiative.

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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 4 »

Wednesday's issue of the Meeting Scene features the Award Ceremony, the Von Hippel Award Presentation by Marvin L. Cohen of the University of California Berkeley and the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast. Symposium X and the technical program continued, with a special Rump Session for Hybrid Organic/Inorganic and Related Perovskite-based Solar Cells.

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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 3 »

Highlights of day 3 of the Fall Meeting include talks from MRS Medalists, Sharon C. Glotzer and Nicholas A. Kotov, University of Michigan and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Northwestern University and a Symposium X lecture from Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University.

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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 2 »

The MRS 2014 Fall Meeting continued on Monday with a Plenary Session by Hyuk Chang of Samsung Electronics, Symposium X with Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford, Donald R. Sadoway's keynote address at the Technology Innovation Forum VIII and a variety of technical sessions.

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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Day 1 »

The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting kicked off on Sunday with the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience from Lars Samuelson, Lund University; Tutorial T from Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics winner; and a variety of professional development sessions.

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2014 MRS Fall Meeting—Preview »

A preview of events and activities at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit including Plenary and award sessions and the exhibit.

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XXIII International Materials Research Congress—Day 5 »

The final day of the XXIII International Materials Research Congress concluded with the Fifth Plenary Lecture by Manuel E. Brito, University of Yamanashi, Japan on solid oxide fuel cells. Technical sessions and meeting photos are also featured.

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XXIII International Materials Research Congress—Day 4 »

Day 4 of the XXIII International Materials Research Congress continued with the Fourth Plenary Lecture from Anthony D. Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University, the Best Poster Awards presentation at the Gala Dinner and a variety of technical talks and photos from the day's events.

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XXIII International Materials Research Congress—Day 3 »

Day 3 of the XXIII International Materials Research Congress in Cancun included the Third Plenary Lecture from Sergei V. Kalinin of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Science Luncheon Talk from Douglas Asheroff of Stanford University and the SMM-MRS University Chapter Forum. In addition, this edition of the Meeting Scene features several technical talks and photos from the exhibit hall and poster presentations.

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XXIII International Materials Research Congress—Days 1 & 2 »

The XXIII International Materials Research Congress began with a meeting opening, including First Plenary Lecture from Mihail C. Roco, National Science Foundation and National Nanotechnology Initiative and Second Plenary Lecture from Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. Also included are technical talks and photos from the meeting.

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2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference—Day 1 »

The MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference started its first day with numerous technical sessions. Highlights here include excerpts from symposia X, Y, Z and AA, and lots of photos.

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2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference—Day 2 »

Day two of the MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference in Lille, France, continued with the start of the remaining symposia, as well as poster sessions and the opening of the exhibit. The Scanning the Meeting section features more photos of speakers, attendees and exhibitors.

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2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference—Day 3 »

Highlights of day three of the 2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference include several plenary sessions, including one by Peter F. Green on Materials and Morphologies for Efficient Energy Conversion. In addition to the plenary talks, attendees also took part in a full schedule of symposia, posters and the exhibition.  

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2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference—Day 4 »

The 2014 MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference came to a close with three plenary talks, including EU40 Materials Prize Winner Jordi Arbiol discussing "A Close Look at the Atoms:  Journey to the Nanoworld through Advanced Electron Microscopy." Also included in this issue are selected talks from the Bilateral Energy Conference.

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2014 MRS Spring Meeting—Days 1 & 2 »

The 2014 MRS Spring Meeting kicked off on Monday and Tuesday with a tribute to Fred Kavli; the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience from Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University; the Technology Innovation Forum VII; a symposium X talk from Jillian Banfield, University of California, Berkeley; the Mid-Career Researcher Award talk from Lei Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences; the Government Agency Forum and technical sessions.

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2014 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 3 »

Wednesday was full of activities: a Symposium X talk from Stephen Pennycook, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the Innovation in Materials Characterization Award talk from Albert Polman, University of Amsterdam; the Awards Ceremony; the Plenary Session speaker, John Tracy, The Boeing Company; the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast; Science as Art winners and poster award winners.

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2014 MRS Spring Meeting—Day 4 »

A full slate of technical symposia continued Thursday, punctuated by an amazing Symposium X talk by Pratibha Gai, in which she described and showed videos of catalytic chemical reactions in progress at the atomic level in her E(S)TEM microscope. The Science as Art entries were on display, and the final poster session produced three more winning posters.

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