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MRS 50th Anniversary: A Half-Century of Progress in Materials Research

Celebrating the possibilities for our community in the next 50 years—and beyond!

Get Involved!

It’s a great time to take part in everything MRS has to offer. Be part of our momentum as we continue to invest in our materials science community and shape the future of the field.

Meetings and Events

Join MRS as we celebrate reaching our remarkable milestone during our 2023 Spring and Fall Meetings in San Francisco and Boston, respectively. 

As the field’s foremost scientific gatherings, MRS Meetings offer a prime opportunity to present to an international audience, gain high-level recognition, investigate the latest breakthroughs in materials research and connect with leading researchers from around the world.

2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 10 - 14, 2023 | San Francisco, California
April 25 - 27, 2023 
| Virtual

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2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - December 1, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts
December 5 - 7, 2023 | Virtual

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Abstract submissions open in May 2023.

MRS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Experience a taste of San Francisco as you reminisce and reconnect with your materials science colleagues and celebrate the past, present and future of MRS. San Francisco Wine School’s Master Sommelier and Wine Educator, David Glancy, will share his expertise and entertain us with a special flare on the Science of Wine and Water with pairings for every palate. All event attendees will be eligible to win exclusive MRS prizes! Event tickets can be purchased when you register for the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit.

Women in Materials Science & Engineering Keynote Breakfast

Please join us for an engaging breakfast presentation featuring Keynote Speaker, Annamaria Petrozza, Senior Researcher Tenured/Principal Investigator, from the Istituto Italiano Di Technologia. Register by March 31.

Symposium X—MRS/The Kavli Foundation Frontiers of Materials

Join us this spring as our special panel of MRS presidents and editors discuss 50 years of materials developments.

Special Offerings


Member exclusive! Stay at the forefront of the field with access to the latest materials research journals, community news and technical updates in the MRS publications portfolio. Stay on the lookout for special 50th anniversary editions of two of our key publications, MRS Bulletin and MRS Communications!

MRS members have free access to all MRS journal content. Learn more.

Timeline of MRS History

Beginning with a vision of a "materials-blind" society in the late 1960s, a few forward-looking individuals, with an eye toward advancing the cause of interdisciplinary research, made that vision a reality—the Materials Research Society, officially founded in 1973. Click here for an  Interactive MRS History Timeline that covers important milestones of the Society.

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Sabrina SartoriSabrina Sartori
2023 MRS President
University of Oslo

MRS founders were animated by the desire to create a forum where specialists could meet and expand their mindset to foster innovative thinking at the forefront of materials development. Their idea is relevant more than ever, and for the years to come I envision MRS as a society in continuous evolution and responsive to the social and environmental implications of new materials and technology. More than anything, a society where passionate members and volunteers are engaging in exciting and dynamic collaborations across boundaries. With your help MRS will continue to develop and implement new ideas and directions for the many years ahead of us!


Thank You to Our Supporters

The Society thanks the generous support of our 50th Anniversary Sponsors