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MRS in the News—2019 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. Visit MRS in the News for the most current news articles. For MRS press releases, visit the MRS Press Room.

Army Releases Top 10 List of Coolest Science, Technology Advances

Lab Manager Magazine | December 24, 2019

Army scientists and researchers have been busy in 2019 discovering, innovating and transitioning science and technology solutions to modernize the force and support the Soldier of the future.

Scientists Explain Why Some Molecules Spontaneously Arrange Themselves Into Five Slices of Nanoscale Pie

Phys.org | December 13, 2019

A study describing why and how this shape forms is detailed in the journal Science and was presented at the Materials Research Society annual meeting on December 5, 2019.

AI-driven Robots are Making New Materials, Improving Solar Cells and Other Technologies

Science | December 11, 2019

Ada, an AI-driven robot, searches for new solar cell designs at the University of British Columbia.

Rawlins High Alumni Gives Presentation to Major Science Community in Boston

RawlinsTimes.com | December 11, 2019

Bryant Jerome and colleague Dilpuneet Aidhy gave a presentation on nuclear materials at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.

21 Leading Indian-origin Scientists Elected as Fellows of American Body

News India Times | December 5, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, announced 443 leading scientists in various fields have earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow.  Twenty-one of these are of Indian origin.

Rivers Could Generate Thousands of Nuclear Power Plants Worth of Energy, Thanks to a New 'Blue' Membrane

Science | December 4, 2019

A new membrane could unlock the potential of “blue energy,” which uses chemical differences between fresh- and saltwater to generate electricity.

New Ways to Probe Material Properties

Physics World | November 27, 2019

A look at some of the latest equipment for materials characterization and analysis that will be highlighted at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting.

Engineering Professor Selected as Chair for Materials Research Conference

UC Riverside | October 14, 2019

Cengiz Ozkan, a professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected by the Materials Research Society to serve as one of its global meeting chairs for its fall 2021 meeting in Boston.

Professor Evan Ma One of Three Guest Editors of MRS Bulletin Special Issue

Johns Hopkins | September 9, 2019

The MRS Bulletin issue highlights Phase-Change Materials in Electronics and Photonics.

Peter Green Named Materials Research Society Fellow

EE Online | September 5, 2019

The Materials Research Society (MRS) named Peter Green a fellow. Green, the deputy laboratory director for Science and Technology and the chief research officer for NREL, becomes only the third person from the lab to be named an MRS fellow.

High school students connect materials science to future careers and global challenges

Princeton University | August 28, 2019

The students are participating in the Princeton University Materials Academy (PUMA), which brings students from underrepresented backgrounds to campus for a deep dive into the world of materials science and the culture of academic research.

Science in Video (SciVid) Competition for 2019 Announced

Thomas Industry Update | August 5, 2019

The Science in Video competition for 2019, open to everyone passionate about Materials Science and Engineering, has been announced by co-sponsors Goodfellow, the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute of Drexel University and the Materials Research Foundation.

Science Societies Choose Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

Photonics Media | July 31, 2019

The Optical Society (OSA), the Materials Research Society (MRS), and SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) have selected Christina Willis and Daniel Broberg as 2019-20 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows.

Jonsson School Student Wins Materials Research Award

UT Dallas News Center | July 25, 2019

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Jennifer Boothby was awarded a highly competitive silver award from the Materials Research Society at the organization’s spring meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Innovative AI system could help make fuel cells more efficient

Cornell Chronicle | July 24, 2019

An artificial intelligence system developed by a Cornell-led team has identified a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells—a potential breakthrough in both materials science and machine learning, according to an article recently published in MRS Communications.

Science Societies Announce 2019-20 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

Mirage News | July 24, 2019

The Optical Society, Materials Research Society and SPIE make final selection for prestigious appointments to learn and contribute to science policymaking in Washington, D.C.

Creating 2D Compounds

Semiconductor Engineering | July 18, 2019

Van der Waals heterostructure becomes a building block for physicists, as presented at the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix.

Won again he has - 'MXene Yoda' wins art competition

Nanowerk | June 12, 2019

Armin VahidMohammadi, a doctoral student in materials engineering, has taken home a blue ribbon from the prestigious Materials Research Society’s semi-annual Science as Art competition for a depiction of the “Star Wars” character Yoda rendered from a family of 2-D nanomaterials called MXenes.

How to Become a Scientist-Communicator

Scientific American | May 15, 2019

Opportunities are everywhere and training opens the way.  Workshops at Stanford University and at a meeting of the Materials Research Society are good examples.

'Serial Inventor' Wins National Award

Albuquerque Journal | May 11, 2019

Hongyou Fan is the recipient of the Materials Research Society's Mid-Career Researcher's Award.   He has more than 20 patents to his name.

Notre Dame's Mary E. Galvin Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows

Notre Dame News | May 8, 2019

Mary E. Galvin has been elected to the 2019 class of Materials Research Society Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through their research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the worldwide advancement of materials research.

Haldor Topsoe Scientist, Stig Helveg, Receives Award

World Fertilizer Magazine | May 7, 2019

Stig Helveg has been honored with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis.

ORNL’s Sheng Dai Elected Materials Research Society Fellow

Printed Electronics Now | May 2, 2019

Sheng Dai has been elected fellow of the Materials Research Society. Dai, leader of the Nanomaterials Chemistry group in ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division, was cited “for significant and sustained contributions in pioneering and developing novel synthetic methods for functional carbon materials for energy applications.”

The Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, Dr. Haiyan Wang, has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society

Purdue University Materials Engineering News | April 19, 2019

Dr. Wang specializes in thin film epitaxy, nanocomposite designs and functional materials for high temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, multiferroics, spintronics, plasmonics and optics.

Helium Users Grapple with Supply Crunch

FYI Bulletin | April 9, 2019

A 2016 report from the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society estimated that 400 U.S. research groups, mostly in the physical sciences, rely on liquid helium for experiments. In addition, research groups that use liquid-helium-enabled instrumentation, such as NMR spectrometers and superconducting quantum interference devices, number in the thousands.

Laser focus sheds light on two sources of nanoparticle formation

Nanowerk News | April 4, 2019

Although previous research shows that metal nanoparticles have properties useful for various biomedical applications, many mysteries remain regarding how these tiny materials form, including the processes that generate size variations. To crack this case, a team of scientists turned to computational sleuthing tactics.

Professor Receives Mid-Career Researcher Award

UNM Newsroom | March 31, 2019

Hongyou Fan, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been selected for the 2019 Mid-Career Researcher Award by the Materials Research Society.  This award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials research made by those in the middle of their careers, as well as notable leadership in the materials area.

Chabinyc Named Materials Research Society Fellow

The UCSB Current | March 28, 2019

Professor Michael Chabinyc, chair of the Materials Department at the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). 

Perovskite Stories from Around the World

ACS Energy Letters | March 21, 2019

David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science and Bar-Ilan University, Israel, reflects on the development of the 2013 Rump Session on perovskites held at the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting.

Trolier-McKinstry elected member of National Academy of Engineering

Penn State News | February 26, 2019

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, an MRS Past President and the Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Penn State, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Materials Scientist Named to Board of International Organization

UTD News Center | February 21, 2019

Dr. Monica Jung de Andrade, a research scientist at the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS), an international professional organization of more than 14,500 materials researchers from academia, industry and government.

Raman named Sloan Research Fellow

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Newsroom | February 19, 2019

Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, was among 126 outstanding young researchers selected to receive a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today. Raman was most recently selected by MRS for the inaugural Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy, which recognizes an early-career professional for the development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy.

Five Towns students present high-caliber science research at the Materials Research Society meeting in Boston

LIHerald.com | January 3, 2019

A trio of students from a couple of Five Towns high schools presented their research projects at the Materials Research Society meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Nov. 25 to 30.