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Welcome to the Materials Research Society Press Room.

MRS encourages coverage of its technical meetings, exhibits and other society events and activities by the scientific and general news media.  Our goal is to provide members of the media with news and information for dissemination to the scientific community and general public to help foster appreciation for and further understanding of the contributions and importance of materials research and development.

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Complimentary Press Passes for MRS Meetings/Workshops

Press passes are issued to editors and reporters representing bonafide news publications only. These passes are not intended for editors whose primary purpose is the acquisition of authors and manuscripts, or for individuals and organizations whose primary objective is of a sales and marketing nature. In addition, please note that a maximum of four press passes will be allotted per company.

Note: If you are presenting, you must have a paid attendee registration.

    

September 28, 2020

MRS Response to Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Update:  Filed on December 22, 2020, the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division granted in part a Nationwide Preliminary Injunction against the Executive Order on race and sex stereotyping.

Diversity, Egalitarianism and Inclusion are fundamental values of the Materials Research Society. As an organization, we also stand firm against racism, discrimination and inequality. Because of these beliefs, we are opposed to the Administration’s recently released Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping that would ban the very type of diversity and equality training needed to value the contributions of everyone in the scientific community and to engage all talent to improve the quality of life through scientific discovery.

    

MRS Press Releases

  • March 19, 2015

    John M. Carpenter Receives 2015 MRS Innovation in Materials Characterization Award

    This year, the Innovation in Materials Characterization Award will honor John M. Carpenter of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) "for innovations in neutron sources that have fundamentally changed their performance and enabled opportunities for further advancement of materials that improve the quality of life."
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  • December 15, 2014

    Materials Research Society Announces New Board Appointment for 2015

    David J. Parrillo, Global Research and Development Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics for The Dow Chemical Company, has accepted a one-year appointment to the MRS Board of Directors and will serve on the MRS Finance Committee.
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  • December 14, 2014

    Are all-solid-state batteries the future of electric vehicles?

    Today's electric cars use lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes. While they represent an initial step toward slowing the march of global warming, these batteries are not without a significant price premium. They also offer a limited driving range, typically under 100km between charges. In addition, a fire risk exists with the use of flammable organic electrolytes when short circuits increase temperature. An article in the Energy Quarterly section of the December 2014 issue of MRS Bulletin examines all-solid-state batteries and their use in electric vehicles as a successor to lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes.
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  • November 24, 2014

    MRS Congratulates Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus on Presidential Medal of Freedom

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) congratulates Mildred Dresselhaus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on today's award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States. Dresselhaus was among 19 winners honored today by President Barack Obama. The list also includes the late dancer Alvin Ailey, news anchor Tom Brokaw, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder and economist Robert Solow.
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  • November 17, 2014

    Long-Qing Chen Awarded 2014 Materials Theory Award

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Long-Qing Chen of The Pennsylvania State University the recipient of its Materials Theory Award for his "pioneering work in the development of the phase-field method and its applications in the computational modeling of mesoscale structures and their dynamics in inhomogeneous materials."
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  • November 07, 2014

    Dynamic Duo Receive MRS Medals for Bionic Self-assembled Nanoparticles

    By leveraging the traits of a biological material and an inorganic material, Sharon C. Glotzer and Nicholas A. Kotov of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, along with their research colleagues, observed the spontaneous formation of "supraparticles," just as they had predicted.  In recognition of Glotzer and Kotov's achievements made across a decade, the Materials Research Society (MRS) announces that one of the two 2014 MRS Medals awarded will be shared by Glotzer and Kotov.
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  • October 27, 2014

    Marvin L. Cohen to Receive the Materials Research Society's Highest Honor

    The 2014 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Marvin L. Cohen, University Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (UC–Berkeley) and senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
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  • October 20, 2014

    Rodney S. Ruoff Awarded 2014 David Turnbull Lectureship

    MRS' David Turnbull Lectureship Award honors Rodney S. Ruoff, director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and distinguished professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) for "pioneering discoveries related to carbon materials and their innovative preparation, characterization, and mechanics."
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  • October 16, 2014

    Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2015

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) is proud to announce the Vice President and new Board members for 2015, elected by the Society's global membership of almost 16,000.
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  • September 09, 2014

    Materials Research Society Names Damon A. Dozier as New Director of Government Affairs

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon A. Dozier as its new director of government affairs. He succeeds Ronald Kelley, who is retiring after 23 years of outstanding service and leadership in MRS’s Washington office.
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  • August 21, 2014

    Subsidize Green Energy by Taxing Consumption of Electricity, Asserts Article from MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal

    A tough taxation choice may be required to fund development of wind and solar energy, helping to unlock the huge potential of these sustainable energies. This is the leading message from an article appearing in the newly launched MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal, published by the Materials Research Society in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
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  • April 04, 2014

    Linda S. Schadler Appointed Journal of Materials Research Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials

    Professor Linda S. Schadler has been appointed Journal of Materials Research (JMR) Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials. Professor Schadler is the Russell Sage Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • November 18, 2013

    MRS Bulletin Reviews Four Decades of Transformational Materials Developments

    As the Materials Research Society (MRS) celebrates its 40th anniversary, an article in the November issue of the prestigious MRS Bulletin, produced in partnership with Cambridge University Press, highlights some of the most groundbreaking developments in materials science and engineering—developments that would have been unthinkable just four decades ago—that are transforming our lives.
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  • November 15, 2013

    David J. Srolovitz Awarded 2013 Materials Theory Award

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named David J. Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania, the recipient of its Materials Theory Award for his "decisive and highly influential contributions to the theory and simulation of microstructure, morphological evolution, mechanical behavior, and the structure and dynamics of interfaces."
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  • November 11, 2013

    Alexander A. Balandin Named 2013 MRS Medalist

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Alexander A. Balandin, University of California, Riverside, as the 2013 MRS Medalist. Balandin is recognized for his “discovery of the extraordinary high intrinsic thermal conductivity of graphene, development of an original optothermal measurement technique for investigation of thermal properties of graphene, and theoretical explanation of the unique features of the phonon transport in graphene."
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  • November 05, 2013

    Robert O. Ritchie Selected for 2013 David Turnbull Lectureship

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) David Turnbull Lectureship recognizes the career of a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to understanding materials phenomena and properties through research, writing and lecturing, as exemplified by David Turnbull. This year's award will be presented to Robert O. Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley, for his"pioneering contributions to, and teaching us all how to think about, the mechanistic role of microstructure in governing fatigue and fracture in a variety of materials systems, and communicating his scientific insights to the world audience through eloquent lectures and seminal publications."
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  • October 22, 2013

    Materials Research Society Announces Vice President, Secretary, and New Board Members for 2014

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) is proud to announce the Vice President, Secretary and new Board members for the 2014 year, elected by the Society's global membership of over 16,400.
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  • September 17, 2013

    Journal of Materials Research—The Place to Publish Your Best Work

    The Journal of Materials Research (JMR) welcomes manuscripts describing new research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance of scientific understanding of interest to the materials research community.
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  • September 13, 2013

    MRS Bulletin Explores the Cleaning and Greening of Cement and Steel

    The future of two energy-hungry stalwarts of the building industry and infrastructure industry comes under scrutiny in the latest Energy Quarterly (EQ) section of the September 2013 issue of MRS Bulletin.
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  • August 14, 2013

    MRS Energy & Sustainability Call for Proposals

    The journal is now accepting proposals for topics to include new R&D of both established and new areas of energy and sustainability; interdisciplinary systems integration; and objective application of economic, sociological and governmental models, enabling research and technological developments.
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