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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.

MRS stands against racism, discrimination and inequality

We firmly believe that diversity strengthens the scientific enterprise and society as a whole. Read statement »


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

  • September 20, 2011

    Peidong Yang Named Recipient of 2011 MRS Medal Award

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has selected Peidong Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to receive the 2011 MRS Medal. This prestigious honor recognizes a specific outstanding recent discovery or advancement that is expected to have a major impact on the progress of a materials-related field.
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  • August 31, 2011

    Materials Research Society Names Peter F. Green as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Peter F. Green as editor-in-chief of its newest publication, MRS Communications. Green is the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He is also the Director of the University of Michigan’s DOE Energy Frontier Research Center: Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion in Complex Materials.
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  • August 22, 2011

    MRS, OSA and TMS Announce 2011-2012 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

    The Materials Research Society (MRS), along with co-sponsors the Optical Society (OSA) and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), have selected their 2011-2012 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows. Laura Povlich, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, will serve as the MRS/OSA Congressional Fellow. Jennifer Nekuda Malik, a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College London, will serve as the MRS/TMS Congressional Fellow. Povlich and Malik will each serve one-year terms working as special legislative assistants on the staffs of members of Congress or congressional committees.
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  • June 22, 2011

    MRS Communications Publishes First Article

    MRS Communications, the recently launched journal from the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, was designed to serve the fast-moving international materials research community. Focused on reporting cutting-edge materials research and offering quick turnaround at both the editorial and production stages of publication, the journal will publish its first article less than 2 months after its official launch at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. The inaugural Rapid Communications article details an important breakthrough by a team of Japanese and German researchers.
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  • April 11, 2011

    MRS Headquarters Restructures Scientific Team to Support Expanding Communications Portfolio

    Building on years of solid performance and growth, the Materials Research Society is repositioning and expanding its headquarters scientific team. These changes, together with MRS’s recent partnership with Cambridge University Press, support the Society’s continued commitment to increasing the accessibility and growth of the current MRS suite of publications and to building a broader and more global communications portfolio.
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  • January 10, 2011

    Materials Research Society to Launch New Letters/Prospectives Journal—MRS Communications

    MRS Communications, a new journal focused on rapid communications and high-quality, high-impact review articles across the broad materials spectrum, has been announced by the Materials Research Society (MRS). The journal will be published by MRS in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
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  • June 09, 2010

    Materials Research Society Forms New Publishing Partnership with Cambridge University Press

    The Materials Research Society (MRS) and Cambridge University Press announced today that they have formed an exciting new publishing partnership to produce MRS’s flagship publications—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) and Materials360®—and to develop new journals, books and online products encompassing the full range of materials science and engineering.
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