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MRS in the News—2022 Archives

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.

Spurgeon Featured on the Cover of MRS Bulletin

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory| December 2, 2022

This month, Steven Spurgeon’s research is featured in the cover of the MRS Bulletin, the flagship journal of the Materials Research Society, along with his team’s invited perspective on the future of machine learning for electron and scanning probe microscopy.

Novel redox flow battery paves way for low-cost storage

pv magazine | November 2, 2022

Researchers have facilitated the decoupling of power from energy design by incorporating a conducting carbon slurry in the negative electrolyte of an all-iron flow battery. In a new study, they describe the design considerations for slurry iron redox flow battery scalability.

Ferroelastic Twins Captured Using Bragg Coherent Diffractive Imaging

AZoNano | November 2, 2022

Various exotic phenomena have emerged due to topological defects (TDs) in diverse fields of materials and biological sciences. Intriguing functionality in materials includes the domain wall’s ability to host dynamic electrons, making the domain walls electrically conductive and superconductive.

Nick Holonyak Jr., who made an LED breakthrough, dies at 93

The Washington Post | September 21, 2022

Nick Holonyak Jr., whose development in 1962 of the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode, or LED, proved a breakthrough that now has countless practical applications, including lightbulbs, mobile phones, TV sets and microscopic surgical equipment that can save lives, died Sept. 18 in Urbana, Ill. He was 93.

Ramesh named Rice University's vice president for research

Rice University | July 29, 2022

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a condensed matter physicist and materials scientist with more than 25 years in academia, industry, national labs and government service, has been named Rice University's vice president for research.

Materials science research at UH to benefit students, climate

University of Hawaiʻi | June 22, 2022

Research excellence at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was on display at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting. Experts from the College of EngineeringHawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) delivered presentations about the successes of research at UH as well as future opportunities that UH has to offer within the field of materials science. 

Materials Science and Engineering professor receives MRS Impact Award

Pennsylvania State University | June 7, 2022

Kwadwo Osseo-Asare, a Pennsylvania State University professor of materials science and engineering and energy and geo-environmental engineering, has been awarded the Material Research Society's (MRS) 2022 Impact Award for his contributions toward building a global materials science and engineering community.

Prof. Ceder and his students present their work at the MRS Spring 2022 in Hawaii

Cedar Group | May 11, 2022

Prof. Ceder and his students present their work on various topics, including the design of lithium-ion conductors for solid-state batteries, new Ca-ion conductors for solid-state batteries, and computational and machine learning approaches for analyzing disordered rocksalt cathode materials, and more.

Narang receives Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | May 3, 2022

Prineha Narang, Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been awarded the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award for her outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research.

Biomaterials Professor receives 2022 Mid-Career Researcher Award

Imperial College London | April 29, 2022

Molly Stevens has been awarded the 2022 Mid-Career Researcher Award from the Materials Research Society.

Boltasseva receives prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Purdue Today | April 13, 2022

Alexandra Boltasseva, MRS Fellow and professor in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

President Biden Announces Key Appointments

White House | March 23, 2022

Cherese Winstead, Member of the Materials Research Society, was named a Member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

UC Berkeley Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Materials Research

American Kahani | March 12, 2022

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Materials Research Society’s Journal of Materials Research. He will succeed Gary L. Messing, who is to retire this month.

Taking the Challenge and Making the Leap: A Q&A with Intel VP Carolyn Duran

We Are Intel | March 11, 2022

Carolyn Duran, 2022 MRS President, is profiled in this Intel blog.

Fighting climate change with carbon capture and utilization technologies

TechXpolore| March 9, 2022

Mihri Ozkan, University of California, Riverside, a 2021 MRS Fall Meeting symposium organizer, discusses research on using carbon capture to fight climate change that was shared at the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting.

De Yoreo and Karniadakis Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory| February 22, 2022

Jim De Yoreo, who served as MRS President in 2011, was recognized for his “advances in materials synthesis from nucleation to large-scale crystal growth.”

AMSilk Vegan Silk Can Prevent Infections and Post-Op Complications, Says New Study

vegconomist| February 22, 2022

A new study published in MRS Communications has demonstrated that AMSilk engineered vegan spider silk coatings have the potential to prevent inflammation and reduce post-operative complications of implants.

First Self-Driven Water-Walking Liquid Robot

AZoRobotics| February 22, 2022

Thomas P. Russell, an MRS Fellow, discusses the first self-driven, aqueous robot that works nonstop without electricity, inspired by the natural behavior of water-walking insects.

Study Indicates that AMSilk Engineered Silk Implant Coatings Can Prevent Infection

Yahoo Finance| February 22, 2022

A study published in MRS Communications in June 2021 demonstrates that AMSilk engineered spider silk coatings have the potential to prevent inflammation and to reduce post-operative complications of implants.

Study Shows Spider Silk Coatings' Potential to Prevent Inflammation

Med-Tech News | February 22, 2022

AMSilk, a supplier of bio-based silk materials, has noted a study published in MRS Communications which demonstrates that AMSilk engineered spider silk coatings have the potential to prevent inflammation and to reduce post-operative complications of implants.

New Plastics for a Circular Bioeconomy

AZO Materials| February 21, 2022

In an article recently published in the journal MRS Energy & Sustainability, researchers discussed the opportunities and problems related to the integration of the international circular (bio)economy concept with the development of sustainable polymer materials.

Jeonghoon Park Wins Best Poster Award At 2021 MRS Fall Meeting

India Education Diary| February 16, 2022

POSTECH Ph.D. candidate Jeonghoon Park in the Department of Mechanical Engineering recently won a Best Poster Award at the 2021 MRS Fall Meeting.

Aaswath Raman Named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering|February 11, 2022

Aaswath Raman has been elected as a 2022 senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. Raman is the 2018 Recipient of the MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Award.

National Academy of Engineering Names University of Pittsburgh’s Anna C. Balazs as New Member

EurekAlert! |February 10, 2022

Anna Balazs, an MRS Fellow, is the first Swanson School faculty elected to both National Academies of Engineering and Science.

Two Jacobs School Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

UC San Diego | January 26, 2022

Shirley Meng, Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science.

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.