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MRS Postdoctoral Award

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MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.     

Nomination deadline is August 1.

About the Award

The MRS Postdoctoral Award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise that may include, for example, excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching, during their postdoc assignment.

Award Package

Each award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, award trophy, citation certificate, meeting registration fee to attend the Materials Research Society's Spring Meeting at which the award is presented, and a one-year MRS membership.


For rules and eligibility, award administration and nomination package requirements, please see  MRS Postdoctoral Awards Nomination Information.


In this MRS TV interview from the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, 2022 Postdoctoral Award Winner Aditya Sood discusses his talk, "Towards Ultrafast Atomistic "Movies" of Operating Nano-electronic Devices." Sood, a postdoctoral research scientist at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences at Stanford University, was awarded for pioneering correlated dynamic structure and transport studies, and the discovery of a new electrically-triggered metastable phase in an operating device

In this MRS TV interview from the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, 2022 Postdoctoral Award Winner Mattia Biesuz, of the University of Trento, discusses the work he is being recognized for, which is "fundamental contribution to the knowledge and development of flash sintering phenomena and processes in ceramics."

MRS Postdoctoral Award Recipients