About MRS

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature


MRS Mission, Vision and Values


The Materials Research Society (MRS) is an organization of materials researchers worldwide that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life.


The Materials Research Society will build a dynamic, interactive, global community of materials researchers to advance technical excellence by providing a framework in which the materials disciplines can convene, collaborate, integrate and advocate.

MRS Strategic Aspiration

MRS engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation.

MRS Diversity Statement

The Materials Research Society recognizes that Diversity drives innovation, excellence and new discoveries. We charge our membership and leadership to engage all demographic groups worldwide in advancing science and technology to improve the quality of life.

MRS DEI Aspiration

The Materials Research Society embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by actively engaging our diverse global membership, supporting the careers of underrepresented researchers, and investing in community actions to address bias and end inequities.


MRS Core Values

  • Promoting technical excellence
  • Being visionary and dynamic
  • Being interdisciplinary
  • Being broadly inclusive and egalitarian 

MRS Derived Values


  • Preserve equality of membership
  • Maintain a diverse membership that encompasses students and professionals from all sectors of the materials community 
  • Encourage an active globally-diverse membership
  • Offer programs, products and services that help our members build their professional identity worldwide
  • Provide effective and rewarding member engagement and volunteering opportunities


  • Provide high-quality meetings that encourage networking and scientific exchange
  • Facilitate meetings that are interdisciplinary and highlight cutting-edge topics in materials research and technology 

Dissemination of Information

  • Take a leadership role in dissemination of information on materials science and technology to the public and to governments 
  • Provide archival literature in the field of materials research and technology
  • Advocate for materials sciences 


  • Encourage a professional, cooperative and dedicated headquarters staff
  • Be a preferred employer
  • Support creative, active, responsible and dedicated volunteers
  • Maintain a sound financial footing
  • Lead through collaboration, including work with other societies and organizations