Programs & Outreach

Symposia—Sustainability

 Materials Research Society FoundationA cluster of symposia at MRS meetings typically covers energy and sustainability. The list below includes many of the sustainability-related topics. For energy-related topics, see Symposia—Energy, some of which may also have a sustainability component. These topics are just a subset of the interdisciplinary topics covered by MRS. For full meeting details and for earlier meetings, see http://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/.


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2016 MRS Spring Meeting

2014 MRS Fall Meeting

2014 MRS Spring Meeting

2013 MRS Fall Meeting:

2013 MRS Spring Meeting

2012 MRS Fall Meeting

2012 MRS Spring Meeting

2011 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium D: Sustainable Synthesis of Nanomaterials
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  • Symposium GG: Safety and Toxicity Control of Nanomaterials
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

2011 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium D: Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium N: Recent Developments in Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Carbon-Capture Technologies
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

2010 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium RR: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Safe Nanotechnologies
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

XIX International Materials Research Congress 2010

  • Symposium 16: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
    Program  

2010 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium AA: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXIV
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

2009 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium S: Organic Materials and Devices for Sustainable Energy Systems
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium AA: Renewable Biomaterials and Bioenergy Current Developments and Challenges
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium BB: Materials Synthesis and Process Towards Green Chemistry
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

XVIII International Materials Research Congress 2009

  • Symposium 10: Ecomaterials and Climate Change
    Program
  • Symposium 23: Water Forum
    Program 

2009 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium O: Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium Q: Materials Science of Water Purification
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium R: Materials for Renewable Energy at the Society and Technology Nexus
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium S: Materials in Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry for Environmental Applications and H2 Generation
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings

2008 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium Q: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXII
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings
  • Symposium QQ: Synthesis and Processing of Organic and Polymeric Functional Materials for a Sustainable Energy Economy
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings  

International Materials Research Conference 2008

  • Symposium A: Eco/Environmental Materials
    Program 
  • Symposium B: Sustainable Energy Materials
    Program  

2008 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium MM: Health and Environmental Impacts of Nanoscale Materials-Safety by Design
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings  

2007 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium R: Life Cycle Analysis for New Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 
  • Symposium V: Materials Science of Water Purification
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2007 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium W: Materials for Architecture
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2006 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium NN: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXX
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2006 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium JJ: Materials Science of Water Purification
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2005 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium C: Material Innovations for High-Performance Building Systems
    Program | Abstracts
  • Symposium G: Life-Cycle Analysis Tools for “Green” Materials and Process Selection
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 
  • Symposium S: Nanomaterials and the Environment
    Program | Abstracts

2004 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium CC: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVIII
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2002 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium II: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVI
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2001 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium JJ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2001 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium CC: Nuclear Waste Containment Materials
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

2000 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium FF: Materials Science of High-Performance Concrete
    Program | Abstracts

1999 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium GG: Transport Properties and Microstructure of Cement-Based Systems
    Program | Abstracts
  • Symposium QQ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIII
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings 

1998 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium QQ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXII
    Program | Abstracts

1996 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium L: Environment, Safety and Health Issues in IC-Production 
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings  
  • Symposium II: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XX 
    Program | Abstracts | Proceedings  

1996 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Z: Environmentally Degradable Polymers 

1995 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium R: Mechanisms of Chemical Degradation of Cement-Based Systems 
  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XIX 
  • Symposium AA: Low-Cost Manufacturing of Materials 

1995 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Y: Materials for Environmental Protection—The Control of Air Quality 

1994 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium Va: Microstructure of Cement-based Systems 
  • Symposium Vb: Bonding and Interfaces in Cementitious Materials 

1994 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium I: Materials and Processes for Environmental Protection 
  • Symposium J: Environmental Sciences 
  • Symposium R: Materials for Separation Technology 

1993 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XVII 

1992 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XVI 

1992 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Ia: Materials Interactions Relevant to Recycling of Wood-Based Materials 
  • Symposium Ic: Materials for Separation Technology

1991 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium K: Advanced Cementitious Systems Mechanics and Properties 

1991 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium W: Environmentally-Conscious Materials Processing 

1990 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium O: Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Materials 

1989 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium U: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XIII 
  • Symposium W: Fly Ash and Coal Conversion By-Products Characterization, Utilization and Disposal VI 
  • Symposium Y: Specialty Cements with Advanced Properties 

1989 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium P: Materials Problems of Infrastructure How New Materials Technology Can Solve Them