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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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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.


MRS Press Releases

  • 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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  • July 02, 2013

    Thomson Reuters Journals Citation Reports Announce Inaugural Impact Factor for MRS Communications

    Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press announce that MRS Communications received its first impact factor (IF) of 1.250, based on just one issue. Also notable--the journal achieved this ranking in its first year of eligibility and within two years of its launch.
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  • June 14, 2013

    New Materials Reuse Wasted Auto Heat Asserts MRS Bulletin Article

    If your next change of car is due in 2020, the new model you drive away from the dealership should boast some revolutionary features that will change forever the way vehicles use energy. That's the conclusion in Philip Ball's article, "Thermoelectric heat recovery could boost auto fuel economy," from the latest Energy Quarterly (EQ) section in the June 2013 issue of MRS Bulletin.
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  • June 13, 2013

    MRS and TMS Announce 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) have selected Megan Brewster from GE Global Research as the 2013-2014 MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Brewster will serve a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.
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  • May 07, 2013

    John A. Rogers to Receive MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has selected John A. Rogers, director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), to receive the 2013 Mid-Career Researcher Award “for fundamental and applied contributions to materials, mechanics designs, and assembly techniques for stretchable/flexible electronic systems.”
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  • May 07, 2013

    OSA, SPIE and MRS announce 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

    The Optical Society (OSA); SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics; and the Materials Research Society (MRS) are pleased to announce their 2013-2014 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Carly Robinson, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), will serve as the 2013-2014 Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellow co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE, and Sydney Kaufman, also a Ph.D. candidate at CU-Boulder, will serve as the OSA/MRS Congressional Fellow. Each will serve one-year terms working as special legislative assistants on the staffs of U.S. congressional offices or committees in Washington, D.C
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