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Tutorial Sessions


The 2016 MRS Spring Meeting featured 14 tutorial sessions covering a variety of topics. Thirteen of those tutorials complemented the scientific sessions, while the fourteenth was a broader impact tutorial.  

Tutorial BI-T1: Green’s Function Method for Multiscale Simulation of Advanced Materials

The tutorial provided an introduction to multiscale Green’s function method for static and dynamic modeling and simulation of modern advanced nanomaterials, particularly the two-dimensional materials. Instructor: Vinod K. Tewary, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Tutorial CM1: Aberration-Corrected (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy

This tutorial focused on aberration correction technologies. Instructors: David J. Smith, Sandra Van Aert

Tutorial EE4: Electrode Materials and Electrolytes for Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries

This tutorial focused on the materials challenges and prospects of next-generation rechargeable battery chemistries and liquid and solid electrolytes for lithium and sodium ion-based electrochemical devices. Instructors: Arumugam Manthiram, Austen Angell

Tutorial EE9: Electrochemical Interfaces—Fundamentals and Applications

This tutorial covered basic concepts of electrochemical interfaces in liquid electrolytes, as well as electrochemical interfaces in contact with polymer electrolytes. Instructors: Nenad M. Markovic, Adam Weber

Tutorial EE11: Caloric Materials—From Fundamental to Application

This tutorial covered caloric effects and materials. Instructors: Antoni Planes, Andrej Kitanovski

Tutorial EE15: Teaching the Role of Materials in Sustainable Development—Analytical Frameworks, Crossing Disciplines and Student Engagement

This tutorial appealed to today’s materials scientists, engineers and technology managers who sought to identify, articulate, and implement changes that improve sustainability while enhancing the bottom line of their organizations. Instructors: Tatiana Vakhitova, Richard LeSar and Kevin Jones.

Tutorial EP1: Organic Excitonic Materials and Devices—OLEDs and Lasers

The tutorial introduced attendees to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic laser systems, both with high relevance to Symposium EP1. While both concepts make use of organic materials, the toolboxes to understand all the details are very different.  Instructors: Chihaya Adachi; Stephane Kena-Cohen

Tutorial EP4: Silicon and Related Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

This tutorial discussed the growth and characterization of silicon nanostructures and their potential applications in energy conversion and storage. Instructors: Stefaan DeWolf and Sumit Agarwal

Tutorial MD1: Creating the Materials Innovation Infrastructure for Materials by Design

The morning segments of the tutorial focused on the methods and techniques of materials by design. The afternoon segments explored the application of these methods to real materials development, with demonstrations via a series of example cases. Instructors: David Ginley, Michael Toney, Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, Andriy Zakutayev

Tutorial MD3: Discovery of Functional Oxides by Computational and Epitaxial Design

The tutorial provided foundational knowledge for researchers, ranging from students to professional scientists, in the field of the design of complex oxide thin films and heterostructures. Instructors: Hans Christen, Steven May and James Rondinelli

Tutorial MD4: Phase-Change Materials—From Fundamental Properties to Recent Applications

This tutorial introduced the properties of phase-change materials relevant to applications in memory and neuromorphic devices. Instructors: Raffaella Calarco, Bart Jan Kooi, Jean-Yves Raty

Tutorial NT5: The Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Nanodiamond

This tutorial focused on production, synthesis, fabrication, properties and applications of nanodiamond. Instructors: Dean Ho, Anke Krueger

Tutorial NT7: Fundamentals of Nanoparticle Adhesion and Removal

This tutorial will focus on nanoparticle adhesion and removal. Instructors: Cetin Cetinkaya and Stephen Beaudoin

Tutorial SM5: Image Analysis for Materials Science and Engineering using Open-Access Software

This tutorial, which was held in the spirit of a laboratory class where participants were expected to take notes and work on exercises that were provided, presented an image-analysis workshop using powerful open-access image-analysis software, ImageJ. Instructor: Jesse Greener