2018 MRS Fall Meeting Home

Meeting Events Schedule

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Materials Voice

At the Materials Voice Booth, attendees send convenient, personalized letters to their representatives on Capitol Hill.


Effective Public Policy Engagement Strategies for Researchers Workshop

This interactive workshop will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the policy implications of their work.


Congressional Fellowship Program Information Session

Attendees will learn about the MRS/OSA and MRS/TMS Congressional Fellowships and hear from current and former Fellows about their experiences as scientists in the Senate and House of Representatives.


Research Funding Opportunities

The Research Funding Opportunities sessions provide interaction between government agency presenters and MRS Membership. Invited talks will be followed by round-table Q&A sessions with the individual program managers.

Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk Sessions

Join us for the Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk Sessions. All Meeting attendees, especially students, are encouraged to attend.

MRS Medal Talk

Congratulations to John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, on receiving the 2018 MRS Medal. Rogers will present Materials for Bio-Integrated Microsystems Technologies and we invite you to join us!


David Turnbull Lectureship Award Talk

M. Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, The State University of New York, will discuss Solid State Ionics—The Key to the Discovery and Domination of Lithium Batteries for Portable Energy Storage Leading to a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry.


MRS Awards and Recognition Program Featuring the Von Hippel Presentation

Come honor our distinguished award recipients at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting Awards Ceremony! Hideo Hosono, Tokyo Institute of Technology, is the 2018 Von Hippel Award recipient and will present Element Strategy in Materials Research.


MRS Woody White Service Award

The MRS Woody White Service Award will be presented to Ashley White, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, during the MRS Awards and Recognition Program.


MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy

The inaugural MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy will be presented to Aaswath P. Raman, University of California, Los Angeles, during the MRS Awards and Recognition Program.

MRS Postdoctoral Awards
Minah Lee, Stanford University, and James Bullock, University of California, Berkeley, will be presented with MRS Postdoctoral Awards, during the MRS Awards and Recognition Program.

MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize
MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Hortense Le Ferrand, Nanyang Technological University, has been selected to receive the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize.


The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science

Laura Na Liu, a professor at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at Universität Heidelberg, will discuss Dynamic Plasmonics. Join us for an evening of lectures in the Grand Ballroom!


EU-40 Materials Prize

MRS and E-MRS have partnered to highlight achievements of the 2018 EU-40 Materials Prize recipient and the 2019 MRS Mid-Career Researcher recipient (to be selected) at each respective Society meeting. Join us to welcome Xinliang Feng for his lecture, Exploring New Matters with Soft and Hard Features.


Materials Theory Award Talk

The Materials Theory Award recipient, Giulia Galli, The University of Chicago, will present The Long and Winding Road: Predicting Material Properties Through Theory and Computation.

Science in Video Competition

This week, the Science in Video (SciVid) Competition is asking MRS Members to select the People's Choice Award from the amazing list of finalists. The videos will be on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel. Stop by the Public Outreach Center and learn how you can vote. All awards will be announced on Wednesday on The Hub Stage, 3:00 pm.


Public Outreach Center—Focus on Sustainability, Impact of Materials on Society

MRS plays a major role in bringing the education, research and industrial communities together through exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, information areas and seminars. Stop by to talk with representatives from MRSECs and the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research.


Open Data Challenge—Kick-Off Presentation

This competition is seeking students passionate about AI and materials to help unlock the power of open scientific data.


Student Mixer

Come and connect with other fellow students during the Student Mixer! Hands-on interactive activities by various MRSECs. Student Members only, please.


Humanity Needs Dreamers—Marie Curie Film Viewing

Join us for popcorn and soft drinks as we show Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie. Sponsored by Dow.


Materials Science Research Aboard the International Space Station

Learn how Alpha Space partners with CASIS to provide opportunities to utilize the Alpha Space Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE), a commercially available materials research facility that resides externally aboard the ISS.


Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050—Practical Solutions to Tackle Climate Change

This panel event will convene top experts to discuss the role of materials science and broader socioeconomic aspects in developing practical solutions to tackle climate change.

AWIS Breakfast—“Inclusion in Innovation”

Interactive discussions will include ways to increase diversity in STEM entrepreneurship, how to improve existing entrepreneurship support, the importance in developing an inclusive climate, and reasons why it is important to invest intentionally.


Chemical Angel Network Meeting and Pitch Session

Watch as three iMatSci innovators have the chance to pitch their companies to the Chemical Angel Network and other Fortune 100 investment groups, and compete for an opportunity to win a $10,000 seed round investment!


iMatSci Innovation Showcase—Opening Keynote Address

Kyle Teamey opens the iMatSci schedule of events with an inspiring talk about his trials and successes as an entrepreneur, patent holder, investor and government-based innovation leader.


Raising Capital 101: For Startups

Want to know what investors look for in a pitch deck or the biggest mistakes startups make when pitching their products? Listen as our panel of angels, venture capital firms and private equity practices discuss the current trends in venture funding.


Visit the iMatSci Innovator Booths!

Connect with innovators at their booths as they demonstrate their newest materials-focused technologies, designed to deliver value in real-world applications.


iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches

Get a glimpse into the future as iMatSci innovators present a three-minute pitch of their new and original materials-based products.


iMatSci Innovator Networking Reception and Speed Meeting Session

Meet one-on-one with fellow innovators, iMatSci speakers and sponsors, and key players from government labs, industrial agencies and investment firms.


Innovation and Industry Partnerships Panel

Listen as a panel of five industry professionals explain how to develop partnerships between small businesses and large organizations, and discuss the process of transitioning small-scale prototypes to market-worthy products.


#WINNING: Success as a Young Entrepreneur

If you're thinking of starting your own business, then listen as an inspiring pool of young innovators from fast-growing companies share stories of their entrepreneurial trials, surprises, successes and endeavors.


Fireside Chat with Kevin Lefebvre on Innovation Licensing and Patenting

Join Kevin Lefebvre, Technology Licensing Officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and learn how to navigate the world of intellectual property, licensing and patenting as a new materials innovator.


iMatSci Closing Keynote Address—Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation

This talk will explore medical technologies being developed that harness lessons from nature for inspiration from creatures such as geckos and jellyfish, and opens new paths to the continual innovation that is so important in our fast-changing world.


iMatSci Awards Presentation and Reception

Celebrate with us as the top iMatSci innovators are presented with prizes and as the Chemical Angel Network announces the winner for their $10,000 seed stage investment. A congratulatory reception and champagne toast will immediately follow.

Communicating Science to Nonspecialists—Science Communication Workshop

This session is designed to increase confidence in scientists as they communicate their work and become part of a community of researchers who share an interest in science outreach and engagement.


Effective Public Policy Engagement Strategies for Researchers Workshop

This interactive workshop will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the policy implications of their work.


Women's Workshop and Reception—American Association of University Women (AAUW) Work Smart Salary Negotiation

AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise or promotion. In this workshop you will gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing; both men and women are encouraged to attend.


Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

MRS journal Editors-in-Chief discuss the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing.


Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

Alan Rae discusses how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.

Undergraduate Mentoring Program Breakfast

Meet with your mentor/mentee and participate in some fun ice-breaker activities to get to know your colleagues and share your research interests.


Networking for Career Success

Learn tips for building and leveraging relationships to boost your next job search.


How to Ace Your Next Interview

Learn what to expect and how to prepare to put your best foot forward on your next job interview.


Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

Alan Rae discusses how to incorporate sustainability principles into your research in a more comprehensive way while considering the real-world application of these principles to product design and manufacture.


Integrating Societal Perspective, Impact and Ethics into STEM Research

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore their own research topics through a social lens.


Essential Abstracts and Titles—One-on-One Critiques with MRS Journal Editors

MRS journal editors offer one-on-one critiques with authors on writing effective abstracts and crafting winning titles.


Career Fair

Don’t miss the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting Career Fair, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday. As an extension of the MRS online Job Board, the Career Fair will provide an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities.


Navigating a Successful Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Education

This interactive workshop provides an overview of key trends in materials research and hands-on activities providing critical information, actionable strategies, resources and reflection, all set in a real-world context of MS&E.


Green Cards for Scientific Researchers—How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!

Considering applying for a Green Card? Join Brian Getson of Getson & Schatz to learn about how to start the process and key elements to include in your CV.


Humanity Needs Dreamers
—Marie Curie Film Viewing

Join us for popcorn and soft drinks as we show Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie. Sponsored by Dow.


ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session

An informational session for anyone interested in the accreditation process and a retraining session for current ABET evaluators.


Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

Join us for this special breakfast event featuring keynote speaker Alveda Williams, Corporate Director of Inclusion at The Dow Chemical Company.


Bringing Modeling and Simulation into My Classroom Workshop

This workshop will present methodological guidelines for deploying modeling and simulation in the materials science and engineering classroom.


Career Development Summit, Session 1: Learning from Failure—How to Bounce Back Stronger
 
Achieving a successful career demands hard work and resilience, especially at the beginning. This Career Development Summit will provide strategies for young or future professionals to overcome difficult periods in their careers.


Career Development Summit, Session 2: Failure and Difficulties, a Path to Cutting-Edge Research, Panel Discussion

This panel will convene experts of diverse background to lead a discussion that will cover topics such as identifying a career path out of academic research, identifying key skills, transferable knowledge and experience.


Building an Inclusive, Productive, Transformative Research Program for Early-Career Professionals

This workshop will include environments and mechanisms of creativity, inclusive mentoring, scientific and technological collaboration across nations and cultures, learning through research, digital communications, publication and grant writing.

Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

Sergei V. Kalinin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present The Lab on a Beam—Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy.


MRS University Chapter Representatives Meeting

This brief meeting will discuss the MRS University Chapters Program. Current Chapter officers, faculty advisors and students who wish to form a University Chapter should attend.


Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science

Paula T. Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present Charge Is on Our Side—Using Electrostatic Interplay with Cells and Tissues to Deliver Drugs.


Exhibitor Workshop | New Cleaving Solutions | Electron Microscopy Sciences, Booth 700

Free of charge to all Meeting attendees, these workshops will focus on innovative products and technology developments for the materials research community.


Exhibitor Workshop | Surface Characterization Workshop | Anton Paar, Booth 311

Free of charge to all Meeting attendees, these workshops will focus on innovative products and technology developments for the materials research community.


Hands-On Soft Robotics Demonstrations

Explore materials science applications in soft robotics. Visit the Exhibit and play with prototype actuators, grippers, artificial muscles, soft robotic insects, quadruped robots and more.


Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

Dae-Hyeong Kim, Seoul National University, will present Nanomaterials-Based Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics.


Student Engagement Subcommittee Meeting

Students interested in developing project-based volunteer opportunities for Spring and Fall Meetings should attend this informational meeting about the new Student Engagement Subcommittee.


Exhibitor Workshop | The FIB-SEM as a Nanoscale Laboratory | TESCAN-USA, Booth 811

Free of charge to all Meeting attendees, these workshops will focus on innovative products and technology developments for the materials research community.


Exhibitor Workshop | Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Exploring the Nano-Scale World with CrystalMaker X | CrystalMaker Software, Booth 929

Free of charge to all Meeting attendees, these workshops will focus on innovative products and technology developments for the materials research community.


Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

Mariana Bertoni, Arizona State University, will present What is Next for Solar PV Technology?.


Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

Erik Bakkers, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, will present Bottom-Up Grown Nanowire Quantum Devices.