About MRS

MRS Membership     

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, materials scientists and researchers from around the world are working on projects that have the potential to change the way we live. You and your colleagues work in a wide variety of settings and are interested in the total spectrum of materials-related issues and applications. Yet in many ways, your goals and challenges are much the same. To seek information. To collaborate with one another on ground-breaking techniques. To earn the respect of your peers. And to reach out to your communities.

To help you reach these goals, one society stands out from the rest—the Materials Research Society. Founded in 1973 to promote interdisciplinary goal-oriented basic research on materials of technological importance, the society is now almost 16,000 members strong—and includes regular, student, retired and unemployed membership options.

MRS Member Benefits

MRS member benefits include FREE electronic access to all MRS publications—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability–A Review Journal, MRS Advances and the MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive—as well discounted registration rates for MRS meetings and workshops, and more.

Get Involved with MRS

MRS is member-run and member-driven, and there is always a need for new volunteers of varying skills and interests. MRS member volunteers organize symposia, serve on governance committees, propose MRS Bulletin topics, participate in outreach efforts and much more.

Member Directory

Searchable directory for members.

MRS Member Benefits and Society Activities Guide (PDF)

MRS is a growing, vibrant, member-driven organization focused on broadening the impact of materials science and improving the quality of life. Learn more about benefits of membership and society activities.

MRS Code of Conduct

All MRS Meeting participants are expected to adhere to the MRS Code of Conduct.