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Focus Issue: Jan van der Merwe: Epitaxy and the Computer Age
Volume 32, No. 21 – November 14, 2017

This Focus Issue of JMR highlights the contributions of Dr. van der Merwe. It features the latest developments in epitaxy, with a focus on fundamental materials science and the past (historic perspective), present and future of the field.
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Materials in Focus

Piezoelectric PZT device monitors gastrointestinal tract
This ingestible piezoelectric sensor is being developed to provide aid for gastrointestinal disorders.

Applied voltage controls reversible mirror of gold plasmonic nanoparticles
This tunable nanoplasmonic mirror formed at a liquid–liquid interface offers a versatile platform for a wide range of future applications.

Tunable inverted gap detected in quasi-metallic molybdenum disulfide monolayer
The ability to control inversion opens new avenues for topological quantum computing, opto-electronics, and spintronics with 2D materials.

Policy Focus

Materials research crucial to achieve NASA’s humans-to-Mars mission
Sometime in the 2030s, US astronauts will step off a landing craft to leave the first human footprints on Mars. Their historic, 35-million-mile journey will require a multitude of advances in science and engineering, including the latest and most advanced materials and materials processes for spacecraft, spacesuits, and habitats.

Catalan Statement
The Materials Research Society releases a statement regarding issues scientists face in Spain.


Millie Dresselhaus: Our science celebrity
Risk-taker. Trailblazer. Maverick. These are adjectives often used to describe celebrities and politicians, but rarely attributed to scientists. However, in the case of Mildred Dresselhaus, who died earlier in 2017 at age 86, these superlatives were spot-on.

Grabbing pebbles out of my shoes: Thoughts of a grumpy old researcher on publishing research
This landscape for publication has been significantly altered, probably forever, due to two major reasons: the dramatic increase in the number of submissions and the pressure to publish in journals with a high impact factor (IF); and one minor reason, rapid publication.

Coffee: the fuel of materials research
Over the years that I’ve been involved in materials research, many people have discussed the topic of what drives materials research. Some rightfully discuss the influence of intellect and creativity. Others attribute progress to resources. What I haven’t heard people discuss is coffee.


Exhibit Hall Happenings at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting

Don't forget to visit the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting Exhibit, featuring over 240 international exhibitors. The Exhibit opens on Tuesday at 11:00 am, Hynes Convention Center, Level 2, Hall C. Here are a few Exhibit highlights you won’t want to miss!

Tribute to Millie Dresselhaus
Help us honor Millie’s legacy this week by signing the Tribute Boards located in the rear of the Exhibit Hall.  Share how this remarkable woman influenced or inspired you.

3D Bioprinting. Join the Movement!
Explore the endless possibilities of 3D Bioprinting. Founded to revolutionize the way that we conduct medical and biomaterial research worldwide, CELLINK is making it possible to 3D-print human tissues and organs. Hands-on activities featured.  Join Us To Start The Movement!

Popcorn Break
Combat midday munchies with a tasty popcorn snack at the Tuesday afternoon break.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!
From old fashioned and retro to today’s favorites, stop by the Candy Buffet on Wednesday at 2:30 pm. You’re never too old for a childhood memory!

MRS Publications
Don’t miss the joint MRS/Cambridge University Press Publications Booth 100.  Enjoy 20% off books, purchase Science as Art notecards and Tutorial Notes, and “Reimagine your Reality” by picking up your pair of VR glasses!

Science as Art Exhibition
Vote for your favorite image at the ever-popular Science as Art competition, highlighting the interplay between art and science. Winners will be announced on Thursday morning at 10:00 am.

Digital Fun with Caricature Sketches
Stop by materials2 Tuesday through Thursday and have your caricature drawn by author and award-winning cartoon artist Angie Jordan.

To receive daily news from the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting, subscribe to the Meeting Scene, or download the Meeting App!

Critical Meeting Deadlines

2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 26-December 1, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

exhibit opportunities available
Sunday, November 26,
12:00 pm (ET)
2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
April 2-6, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available

12th New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference (NDNC)
May 20-24, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona

exhibit opportunities available
Abstract Deadline—
February 12, 2018
American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS)
June 24-28, 2018
College Park, Maryland

exhibit opportunities available

Early January
60th Electronic Materials Conference (EMC)
June 27-29, 2018
Santa Barbara, CA

exhibit opportunities available
December 7


Critical Publications Deadlines

Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(13)    

Stabilization of Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Submission Deadline:
December 1, 2017
Call for Papers                                                 
August 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(15)

Soft Magnetic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Submission Deadline:
January 1, 2018
Call for Proposals
2019 JMR Focus Issues
Lead a Focus Issue on your area of expertise!
Submission Deadline:
January 31, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
July 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(14)
3D Printing of Biomaterials
Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
September 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(17)

Interconnect and Interface Materials for High-Temperature Energy Conversion Technologies
Submission Deadline:
February 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                                 
October 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(19)

Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys
Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2018
Call for Papers                                              
November 2018 – Journal of Materials Research 33(21)
Catalytic Engineered Materials for Commercial and Industrial Energy Applications
Submission Deadline:
April 1, 2018



MRS Energy & Sustainability


MRS Advances

MRS Bulletin

MRS Communications

JMR Activation of PVDF membranes through facile hydroxylation of the polymeric dope
  Samer Al-Gharabli, Musthafa O. Mavukkandy, Joanna Kujawa, Suzana P. Nunes 
and Hassan A. Arafat, Journal of Materials Research

JMR Carbon Aerogel Evolution: Allotrope, Graphene-Inspired, and 3D-Printed Aerogels
  Swetha Chandrasekaran, Patrick G. Campbell, Theodore F. Baumann 
and Marcus A. Worsley, Journal of Materials Research

MRS Advances Design of a rotor for aluminum degassing assisted by physical and mathematical modeling
  M. Ramírez-Argáez, D. Abreú López and C. González Rivera, MRS Advances

MRS Advances Microstructure Characterization of Metal Mixed Oxides
  T. Kryshtab, H. A. Calderon and A. Kryvko, MRS Advances

Bio Focus

MRS Communications Development of magnetically active scaffolds as intrinsically-deformable bioreactors
  Darina A. Gilroy, Chris Hobbs, Valeria Nicolosi, Conor T. Buckley, Fergal J. O'Brien 
and Cathal J. Kearney, MRS Communications

MRS Communications Electrospun aniline-tetramer-co-polycaprolactone fibers for conductive, biodegradable scaffolds
  A. G. Guex, C. D. Spicer, A. Armgarth, A. Gelmi, E. J. Humphrey, C. M. Terracciano, 
S. E. Harding and M. M. Stevens, MRS Communications

MRS Communications The control of stem cell morphology and differentiation using three-dimensional printed scaffold architecture
  Murat Guvendiren, Stephanie Fung, Joachim Kohn, Carmelo De Maria, 
Francesca Montemurro and Giovanni Vozzi, MRS Communications

Energy Focus

MRS Advances Differential Resistance Analysis – a New Tool for Evaluation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Degradation
  Zdravko B. Stoynov, Daria E. Vladikova, Blagoy G. Burdin, Jerome Laurencin, Dario Montinaro, Arata Nakajo, Paolo Piccardo, Alain Thorel, Maxime Hubert, Roberto Spotorno and
Anthony Chesnaud, MRS Advances

MRS Energy & Sustainability Energy in buildings—Policy, materials and solutions
  Matthias M. Koebel, Jannis Wernery and Wim J. Malfait, MRS Energy and Sustainability

JMR Investigation on the properties of hybrid CH3NH3Sn x I3 (0.9 ≤ x ≤ 1.4) perovskite systems
  Lucangelo Dimesso, Maximilian Stöhr, Chittaranjan Das, Thomas Mayer 
and Wolfram Jaegermann, Journal of Materials Research

Nano Focus

MRS Bulletin Applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition
  Peng-Xiang Hou, Jinhong Du, Chang Liu, Wencai Ren, Esko I. Kauppinen,
and Hui-Ming Cheng, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Catalysts for single-wall carbon nanotube synthesis—From surface growth to bulk preparation
  Xiulan Zhao, Shuchen Zhang, Zhenxing Zhu, Jin Zhang, Fei Wei, and Yan Li, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Catalysts for the growth of carbon nanotube “forests” and superaligned arrays
  Guohai Chen, Don N. Futaba, and Kenji Hata, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Catalytic substrates for graphene growth
  Fangzhu Qing, Changqing Shen, Ruitao Jia, Longlong Zhan, and Xuesong Li, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Growth of nanocarbons by catalysis and their applications
  Peter A. Thrower and Hui-Ming Cheng, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Mechanisms and theoretical simulations of the catalytic growth of nanocarbons
  Evgeni S. Penev, Feng Ding, and Boris I. Yakobson, MRS Bulletin

MRS Bulletin Seeing dynamic phenomena with live scanning tunneling microscopy
  Joost W.M. Frenken and Irene M.N. Groot, MRS Bulletin


Micro Ice Cave
Mohammad Saleh, Washington State University

Grand Canyon, a Science as Art second place winner

Fractography of Ti-6Al-4V under High Cycle Fatigue Dynamic Load

See more from the Science as Art competition at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting.

Copyright for all Science as Art images belongs to the Materials Research Society. To request permission to re-use the images, please contact Anita Miller.


David Cahen on energy and sustainability
MRS Bulletin Material Matters

Orlando Auciello. Click to play video

“I’m working on my blue-sky, totally non-applicable research 50% of the time, which is protein as an electronic material.”

MRS Bulletin’s Sabrina Sartori from University of Oslo interviews David Cahen of Weizmann Institute of Science. Cahen talks about hot topics of the future and the role of materials in energy and sustainability. Cahen is an MRS Fellow and former member of the Materials Research Society Board of Directors (2013-2015). He is also co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the publication MRS Energy & Sustainability.


Career Central Job Board

Partial listing of classified ads from the December 2017 issue of MRS Bulletin

National Taiwan University
Director, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences


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