2018 MRS Fall Meeting Home

Meeting Events Schedule

Events are listed in chronological order. To see a list of events from a specific category, please select a link below. 

Events will be added and updated throughout the next several weeks. Please check back!

Monday

  • Materials Voice

    Monday, November 26
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

  • Science in Video Competition

    Monday, November 26
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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 (link will be available in November). 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

    Monday, November 26
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Monday, November 26
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • Networking for Career Success

    Monday, November 26
    11:45 am – 12:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

    Monday, November 26
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

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

  • How to Ace Your Next Interview

    Monday, November 26
    12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Monday, November 26
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • Open Data Challenge—Kick-Off Presentation

    Monday, November 26
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Congressional Fellowship Program Information Session

    Monday, November 26
    5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Beacon A

    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.

  • MRS University Chapter Representatives Meeting

    Monday, November 26
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Independence East

    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.

  • Real-Life Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Product Design Seminar

    Monday, November 26
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Berkeley

    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.

  • Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science

    Monday, November 26
    6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

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

  • Student Mixer

    Monday, November 26
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 1st Floor, Apropos

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

Tuesday

  • Materials Voice

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

  • Science in Video Competition

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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 (link will be available in November). 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

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

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

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Tuesday, November 27
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • Chemical Angel Network Meeting and Pitch Session

    Tuesday, November 27
    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    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!

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

    Tuesday, November 27
    9:45 am – 10:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • iMatSci Innovation Showcase

    Tuesday, November 27
    10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    The iMatSci Innovation Showcase provides a platform for technology leaders at universities, research laboratories and startup companies to demonstrate the practical applications of their innovative, materials-based technologies.

  • Science as Art Viewing & Voting

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C

    Deadline for entry is October 19, 2018.

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

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

  • Hands-On Soft Robotics Demonstrations

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C

    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.

  • Career Fair

    Tuesday, November 27
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

    Tuesday, November 27
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

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

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

    Tuesday, November 27
    2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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.

  • Visit the iMatSci Innovator Booths!

    Tuesday, November 27
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The HubHall D

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

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Tuesday, November 27
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches

    Tuesday, November 27
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Humanity Needs Dreamers—Marie Curie Film Viewing

    Tuesday, November 27
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

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

  • Materials Science Research Aboard the International Space Station

    Tuesday, November 27
    4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Research Funding Opportunities

    Tuesday, November 27
    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Republic AB

    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.

  • iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches

    Tuesday, November 27
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

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

    Tuesday, November 27
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    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.

  • ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session

    Tuesday, November 27
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Arnold Arboretum

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

  • iMatSci Innovator Networking Reception and Speed Meeting Session

    Tuesday, November 27
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Sheraton, 1st Floor, Apropos

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

Wednesday

  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast

    Wednesday, November 28
    7:00 am – 8:30 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

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

  • Materials Voice

    Wednesday, November 28
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

  • Science in Video Competition

    Wednesday, November 28
    8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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 (link will be available in November). 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

    Wednesday, November 28
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

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

    Wednesday, November 28
    9:15 am – 10:15 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Wednesday, November 28
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • iMatSci Innovation Showcase

    Wednesday, November 28
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    The iMatSci Innovation Showcase provides a platform for technology leaders at universities, research laboratories and startup companies to demonstrate the practical applications of their innovative, materials-based technologies.

  • Innovation and Industry Partnerships Panel

    Wednesday, November 28
    10:30 am – 11:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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.

  • Science as Art Viewing & Voting

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C

    Deadline for entry is October 19, 2018.

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

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

  • Hands-On Soft Robotics Demonstrations

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C

    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.

  • Career Fair

    Wednesday, November 28
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

  • Visit the iMatSci Innovator Booths!

    Wednesday, November 28
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The HubHall D

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

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

    Wednesday, November 28
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

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

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Wednesday, November 28
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week to learn more about stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science and soft robotics.

  • Open Data Challenge—Kick-Off Presentation

    Wednesday, November 28
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

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

  • Bringing Modeling and Simulation into My Classroom Workshop

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Riverway

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth

    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

    Wednesday, November 28
    5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Commonwealth

    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.

  • MRS Awards and Recognition Program Featuring the Von Hippel Presentation

    Wednesday, November 28
    6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    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.

  • iMatSci Awards Presentation and Reception

    Wednesday, November 28
    7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D

    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.

Thursday

  • Materials Voice

    Thursday, November 29
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

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

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

    Thursday, November 29
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub—Hall D

    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.

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

    Thursday, November 29
    9:30 am – 11:00 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

    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.

  • Hands-On Soft Robotics Demonstrations

    Thursday, November 29
    11:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C

    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

    Thursday, November 29
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

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

  • Research Funding Opportunities

    Thursday, November 29
    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Republic AB

    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.