The 2016 MRS Fall Meeting featured eight tutorials covering a variety of topics to complement the technical sessions.
Jesko A. von Windheim, who teaches entrepreneurship to technical graduate students and postdocs, focused his presentation on effective communication in entrepreneurship.
This session looked at broader impacts of proposed activities and how to develop successful grant proposals in STEM education. Instructors: Joseph Akkara and Erick Jones, National Science Foundation
Instructors: Ethan J. Crumlin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heinz Frei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Dino Klotz, Israel Institute of Technology
This tutorial provided an introduction to the relevant applied physics and the related material structures needed to create elementary quantum computing devices. Instructors: Christopher J. K. Richardson, University of Maryland, and Michael Hatridge, University of Pittsburgh.
This tutorial focused on both the fundamentals and applications of functional plasmonics from the visible to the microwave regime. Instructors: Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin, Oleg Gang, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart.
The tutorial covered the fundamental physics behind the emerging nonvolatile memories. Instructors: Daniele Ielmini, Polytechnic University of Milan, and Themis Prodromakis, University of Southampton
The primary aim of this tutorial was to present an overview of grid storage technology, especially those aspects of materials R&D that are relevant to the materials science community. This tutorial provided an introduction to the relevant applied physics and the related material structures needed to create elementary quantum computing devices.
The tutorial examined the fundamental aspects of three approaches: chip-on-flex (Stoffel), micron scale thin-film devices on flex (TBA) and sub-micron scale self-assembled/imprinted device based coatings on flex (TBA). Instructors: Mark D. Poliks, Binghamton University, Nancy Stoffel, GE Global Research, James Watkins, University of Massachusetts Amherst