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Tutorial Sessions

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.

Tutorial BI2: Designing an Effective Broader Impact Component in Your Research Proposals

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

Tutorial EC4: Advanced Characterization of (Photo)Electrochemical Energy Materials

Instructors: Ethan J. Crumlin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Heinz Frei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Dino Klotz, Israel Institute of Technology

Tutorial EM1: Materials Science of Quantum Computing

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.
Available for free viewing via MRS OnDemand EM1.1 | EM1.2

Tutorial EM7: The Fundamentals, Advanced Fabrication Approaches, and Novel Applications of Functional Plasmonics

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.
Available for free viewing via MRS OnDemand EM7.1 | EM7.2 | EM7.3

Tutorial EM10: Memristive Materials and Neuromorphic Devices

The tutorial covered the fundamental physics behind the emerging nonvolatile memories. Instructors: Daniele Ielmini, Polytechnic University of Milan, and Themis Prodromakis, University of Southampton
Available for free viewing via MRS OnDemand EM10.1 | EM10.2

Tutorial ES1: Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Materials, Manufacturing, and Systems Aspects

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.
Available for free viewing via MRS OnDemand ES1.1 | ES1.2 | ES1.3 | ES1.4

Tutorial PM5: Flexible Hybrid Electronics

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