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MRS in the News is a collection of media coverage about MRS meetings, publications, membership, events and more. Read on to learn more about the exciting things happening around MRS. For MRS press releases, visit the MRS Press Room. For MRS in the News articles from the past year, please visit the archive page linked in the menu on the left.

Journal Highlights Lab Testing of 3D-printed Covid Nasal Swabs

Mirage News| January 22, 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory‘s work on consumables for COVID-19 testing was highlighted in a recent special issue of the MRS Bulletin focusing on materials science innovation in response to the pandemic.

New Ways To Improve Batteries

Semiconductor Engineering | January 20, 2022

Researchers around the world are racing to develop more efficient, denser, and safer battery technology, and they are reaching far beyond where research has gone before.

Behind the Scenes of a Big Hybrid Conference

Nature Reviews Materials | January 12, 2022

Nature Reviews Materials speaks to Gopal Rao, Chief Editor of Technical Content for MRS and Editor of MRS Bulletin, to find out what pandemic-era conference planning is like.

MRS Fall Meeting: A Hybrid Conference

Nature Reviews Materials | January 11, 2022

For the first time, the MRS Fall Meeting went hybrid, posing new opportunities and challenges for organizers, speakers and attendees. 

2022 James R. Rice Medalist: Markus Buehler

Society of Engineering Science | January 4, 2022

The Society of Engineering Science James R. Rice Medal was awarded to Markus Buehler. Buehler is the MRS Bulletin Impact Editor and was a 2021 MRS Fall Meeting Chair.

'Need ecosystem, better use of advanced materials to boost e-mobility'

The Indian Express | January 4, 2022

Speaking at the Prof CNR Rao Prize lecture, Satish Ogale said many unexplored areas in material sciences and energy had the potential for wide applications in the mobility sector. The prize is presented by the Materials Research Society of India.

UVA Student Working to Split Water Molecules for Clean Hydrogen Fuel

NBC 29 | December 21, 2021

Chang Liu was recognized at the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting with a 2021 MRS Graduate Student Award.

Collect Feedback to Improve Your Event Experience

Nature | December 20, 2021

Nature speaks to conference organizers about the art of the feedback form. MRS Meetings Committee Chair, Lincoln Lauhon, shares his insights.

Batteries Have Moving Parts

Semiconductor Engineering | December 16, 2021

At the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting, Jianan Zhang, a former MIT researcher, and his colleagues explained that nickel-rich NCM compounds offer high energy density, but the polycrystalline particles that are typically available are prone to cracking and resulting instability.

From Water to Clean Energy: Chemistry Graduate Student Honored

University of Virginia | December 15, 2021

Chang Liu is a recipient of a 2021 MRS Graduate Student Award, which honors graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction.

Emily A. Carter Recipient of 2021 Materials Theory Award

UCLA Newsroom | December 10, 2021

Emily Carter was named the recipient of the award for "advances in quantum mechanics theory with broad applications to materials and chemical sciences."

5 UB Faculty Named SUNY Distinguished Professors

University at Buffalo | December 10, 2021

Quanxi Jia, Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research, is also an MRS Fellow.

Paul Le Floch Named to Forbes 30 Under 30—Science

Forbes | December 1, 2021

Paul Le Floch, Axoft, and a 2021 MRS Graduate Student Gold Award recipient, was named to Forbes 30 Under 30—Science for 2022.