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2014 Press Releases

  • December 15, 2014

    Materials Research Society Announces New Board Appointment for 2015

    David J. Parrillo, Global Research and Development Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics for The Dow Chemical Company, has accepted a one-year appointment to the MRS Board of Directors and will serve on the MRS Finance Committee.
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  • December 14, 2014

    Are all-solid-state batteries the future of electric vehicles?

    Today's electric cars use lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes. While they represent an initial step toward slowing the march of global warming, these batteries are not without a significant price premium. They also offer a limited driving range, typically under 100km between charges. In addition, a fire risk exists with the use of flammable organic electrolytes when short circuits increase temperature. An article in the Energy Quarterly section of the December 2014 issue of MRS Bulletin examines all-solid-state batteries and their use in electric vehicles as a successor to lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes.
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  • November 24, 2014

    MRS Congratulates Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus on Presidential Medal of Freedom

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) congratulates Mildred Dresselhaus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on today's award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States. Dresselhaus was among 19 winners honored today by President Barack Obama. The list also includes the late dancer Alvin Ailey, news anchor Tom Brokaw, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder and economist Robert Solow.
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  • November 17, 2014

    Long-Qing Chen Awarded 2014 Materials Theory Award

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Long-Qing Chen of The Pennsylvania State University the recipient of its Materials Theory Award for his "pioneering work in the development of the phase-field method and its applications in the computational modeling of mesoscale structures and their dynamics in inhomogeneous materials."
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  • November 07, 2014

    Dynamic Duo Receive MRS Medals for Bionic Self-assembled Nanoparticles

    By leveraging the traits of a biological material and an inorganic material, Sharon C. Glotzer and Nicholas A. Kotov of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, along with their research colleagues, observed the spontaneous formation of "supraparticles," just as they had predicted.  In recognition of Glotzer and Kotov's achievements made across a decade, the Materials Research Society (MRS) announces that one of the two 2014 MRS Medals awarded will be shared by Glotzer and Kotov.
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  • October 27, 2014

    Marvin L. Cohen to Receive the Materials Research Society's Highest Honor

    The 2014 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Marvin L. Cohen, University Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (UC–Berkeley) and senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
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  • October 20, 2014

    Rodney S. Ruoff Awarded 2014 David Turnbull Lectureship

    MRS' David Turnbull Lectureship Award honors Rodney S. Ruoff, director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and distinguished professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) for "pioneering discoveries related to carbon materials and their innovative preparation, characterization, and mechanics."
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  • October 16, 2014

    Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2015

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) is proud to announce the Vice President and new Board members for 2015, elected by the Society's global membership of almost 16,000.
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  • September 09, 2014

    Materials Research Society Names Damon A. Dozier as New Director of Government Affairs

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon A. Dozier as its new director of government affairs. He succeeds Ronald Kelley, who is retiring after 23 years of outstanding service and leadership in MRS’s Washington office.
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  • August 21, 2014

    Subsidize Green Energy by Taxing Consumption of Electricity, Asserts Article from MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal

    A tough taxation choice may be required to fund development of wind and solar energy, helping to unlock the huge potential of these sustainable energies. This is the leading message from an article appearing in the newly launched MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal, published by the Materials Research Society in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
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  • April 04, 2014

    Linda S. Schadler Appointed Journal of Materials Research Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials

    Professor Linda S. Schadler has been appointed Journal of Materials Research  (JMR) Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials. Professor Schadler is the Russell Sage Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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