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Jenny Nelson named Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecturer in Materials Science at 2022 MRS Fall Meeting

November 10, 2022
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Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) announced that Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London, has been selected for the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science for the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston, Massachusetts. Nelson was selected by the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs.

Nelson will present her lecture, Optimizing Solar Energy Conversion in Molecular Electronic Materials, as the plenary speaker at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting on Monday, November 28.

Nelson is a Royal Society Research Professor in the Physics Department at Imperial College London, where she researches novel materials for solar energy conversion. Her current research is focused on understanding structure-property relationships in molecular and hybrid semiconductor materials and how these relationships influence the mechanisms of solar energy conversion. This work combines basic experimental (electrical, spectroscopic and structural) measurements with simulation of materials and devices, with the aim of optimizing the performance of solar cells and other devices. 

Nelson also works with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, exploring the mitigation potential of renewable energy technologies. She is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and has published over 300 articles, several book chapters, and a book on the physics of solar cells. She holds several awards, including the 2016 Institute of Physics Faraday medal, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. 

Photo of Nelson available upon request by contacting Ryan Rebholz

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 13,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

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