2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Meeting Events Schedule

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

Sunday

  • Science in Video Competition

    Sunday, December 1
    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 are on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel (a link will be provided when available). Learn more at the Public Outreach Center.

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

    Sunday, December 1
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

  • Tutorial EL01—Optical Metasurfaces—Materials, Designs, and Advanced Applications

    Sunday, December 1
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 200
     

    This tutorial will cover the fundamental principles, advanced designs and technological applications of optical metasurfaces.

  • Tutorial EL04—Introduction to Chalcogenide Discovery and Design

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am –12:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 201

    This tutorial will offer a brief introduction to theory and computations as well as to synthesis and characterization, in particular when applied to sulfides, selenides, tellurides, and multi-anionic systems. Oxide materials will also be included as they relate to chalcogenides more broadly. The focus of the symposium will be on understanding the distinctive nature of this group of materials in the context of materials discovery and design.

  • Tutorial FF03—Aggregation-Induced Emission

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 206

    The tutorial aims to bring the attendees updated information on fundamental AIE research and state-of-the-art applications of AIE luminogens. It is also designed for the experienced AIE researchers to reinforce their knowledge on the scopes of development of new generation of AIE materials, understanding of AIE mechanisms and exploration of advanced technological applications. Eight top experts from seven countries will deliver lectures and consulting sections, providing a unique platform for the attendees to learn from the professionals and foster dynamic and scientific exchange via exciting cross-disciplinary discussions.

  • Tutorial FF06—Advanced Manufacturing and Computational Tools for Reactive Materials Science

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 209

    The tutorial will provide the attendees with a short course in advanced experimental and computational techniques as applied to the study of reactive materials.

  • Tutorial MQ02—Introduction to Ion Trap and Superconducting Qubits and Their Material Challenges

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 202

    The tutorial will overview the basics of ion trap and superconducting qubits and the history of material development for these two quantum computing platforms.

  • Tutorial MT04—Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 207

    This tutorial will give an overview/introduction of a few commonly used materials characterization techniques using neutrons, such as SANS, NSE, BS/TOF, PDF, etc.

  • Tutorial MT02/MT03—Applied Machine Learning for Materials Research and Development

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 210

    This will be a hands-on tutorial. We will begin with an overview of applied machine learning fundamentals.

  • Tutorial EN08—Processing and Device Optimization Strategies for High Efficiency Solar Cells

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 204

    In this tutorial, we will introduce materials researchers to the most important aspects related to the preparation of state-of-the-art perovskite solar cells. The first part will cover fundamental concepts regarding the preparation of perovskite films and discuss stability effects when tuning the elemental composition. The second part will cover reproducible fabrication protocols and design rules for single cell applications, with a special focus on charge-carrier recombination. Finally, in the third part, aspects regarding the preparation, challenges and prospects of perovskite-based tandem solar-cell devices will be examined.

  • Tutorial EN11—Silicon Photovoltaics—Device Concepts, Materials and Interfaces Engineering, Fabrication, Testing and Applications

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 205
     

    Silicon and related thin films are applied widely in solar cells and other electronic devices. This comprehensive tutorial will introduce the processing methods, material properties, fundamental nature of interfaces and device engineering concepts. In Part I, the design rules of solar cells will be discussed. In Part II, the processing and properties of all materials and interfaces in a crystalline silicon solar cell will be reviewed. In Part III, the wide variety of high efficient crystalline silicon device architectures including their fundamental approaches to reduce the optical and electrical losses will be presented. In Part IV, the design schemes for modules, the characterization methods for performance and reliability, photovoltaic applications and their role in the energy transition will be discussed.

  • Tutorial EN17—Nuclear Materials and Damage—Design and Impact

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

    The tutorial will provide an introduction to the challenges faced by nuclear materials, whether they be within or outside the core. It will discuss the materials choices that have been made historically, the impacts they endure during operation and how these impacts have themselves impacted material design. It will cover topics such as radiation damage, property changes during operation and future materials options.

  • Tutorial FF01—Advances in Large-Scale Synthesis of Beyond Graphene 2D Materials

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 208

    The research areas of beyond graphene 2D and layered materials remain highly active and are continuously expanding. This is particularly true with many growth techniques emerging as promising methods for controlled large-scale synthesis of single monolayers and heterostructures. This tutorial will showcase the current status and future directions in the area of large-scale synthesis, doping and alloying of 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures. Specifically, this tutorial will cover the science and practice of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), metal–organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and solution-phase processing approaches that will ultimately enable the practical development of wafer scale electronics from beyond graphene 2D and layered materials.

  • Tutorial MQ01—Introduction to Quantum Spintronics

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 202

    This tutorial will provide an introduction to the materials and operating regimes that tend to exhibit room-temperature spin coherence and spin correlations, methods of calculating and measuring these properties, areas of initial application and critical open questions.

  • Tutorial SB06—Molecules and Materials in Mechanobiology

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 201

    This tutorial aims at reviewing the fundamentals and applications of mechanobiology in the context of materials science. A comprehensive overview from the cellular principles to biomaterials will be given.

  • Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    Sunday, December 1
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive "how to" session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal Editors-in-Chief. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.

  • Symposium Assistant Training

    Sunday, December 1
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Independence West

    MRS staff will conduct a PowerPoint training presentation for Symposium Assistants. Any applicant who has received Symposium Assistant assignments should attend this training to receive instructions regarding their responsibilities.

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

    Sunday, December 1
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Fairfax B

    Alan Rae will discuss 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.

Monday

  • Materials Voice

    Monday, December 2
    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

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

    Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

  • Science in Video Competition

    Monday, December 2
    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 are on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel (a link will be provided when available). Learn more at the Public Outreach Center.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Monday, December 2
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • Speed Coaching with the NSF Division of Materials Research

    Monday, December 2
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Representatives from the NSF Division of Materials Research will be available to answer your questions about funding opportunities, diversity and sustainability. Register for a 15-minute one-on-one appointment.

  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

    Monday, December 2
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    Brian Litt, University of Pennsylvania, will present Ghost in the Machine—Translating New Technologies into Next-Generation Neurodevices.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Monday, December 2
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • Careers at Government Laboratories and User Facilities—Panel Discussion

    Monday, December 2
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Learn about potential career paths for students and early-career professionals at government laboratories and user facilities in the United States.

  • MRS University Chapter Representatives Meeting

    Monday, December 2
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    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.

  • The Role of Plastics in Achieving Energy Sustainability by 2050—Friend or Foe?

    Monday, December 2
    5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    Join the MRS Energy & Sustainability journal and the MRS Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee as they convene top experts for a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges and complexities associated with plastics and their role in enabling energy sustainability by 2050.

  • Poster Session—Attendee Viewing

    Monday, December 2
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

Tuesday

  • Materials Voice

    Tuesday, December 3
    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.

  • iMatSci Keynote Talk—From Mad Science to Mad Money—The Journey from Lab Concept to Commercial Success

    Tuesday, December 3
    8:00 am – 8:45 am
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    Most university science concepts never cross the chasm from concept to commercial product. Listen as Matt Crowley of Vesper tells the story of one company that made it all the way from PhD thesis to tens of millions of unit shipments, and the many setbacks and obstacles on the road to success.

  • iMatSci Innovation Showcase

    Tuesday, December 3
    8:00 am – 9:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Join us for the sixth showcase of iMatSci–Innovation in Materials Science! The iMatSci Innovation Showcase provides materials-based innovators with a platform to demonstrate the practical applications of their new technologies while connecting them with potential partners and sources of funding.

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

    Tuesday, December 3
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

  • Science in Video Competition

    Tuesday, December 3
    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 are on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel (a link will be provided when available). Learn more at the Public Outreach Center.

  • Chemical Angel Network Meeting and Pitch Session

    Tuesday, December 3
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    The Chemical Angel Network provides a mechanism for accredited angel investors to source and vet quality early-stage investment opportunities. Watch as three iMatSci innovators have the chance to pitch their companies to CAN and compete for an opportunity to win a $10,000 seed round investment.

  • More than Pretty Pictures—The Importance of Creating Compelling and Honest Visuals

    Tuesday, December 3
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Graphics, images and figures – visual representations of scientific data and concepts – are critical components of science and engineering research. They communicate in ways that words cannot. They can clarify or strengthen an argument and spur interest into the research process.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

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

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • Speed Coaching with the NSF Division of Materials Research

    Tuesday, December 3
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Representatives from the NSF Division of Materials Research will be available to answer your questions about funding opportunities, diversity and sustainability. Register for a 15-minute one-on-one appointment.

  • Startup Support Communities for Materials-Based Companies—Which Is Right for You?

    Tuesday, December 3
    10:00 am – 10:45 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    In this panel, you will learn the different roles that various Entrepreneurial Support Networks play in helping to get early-stage innovators started, and which option offers you the best chance for success.

  • Career Fair

    Tuesday, December 3
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2019 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.

  • Joint Ventures and Industry Partnerships

    Tuesday, December 3
    11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    Listen as a panel of industry professionals - who immerse themselves in the world of innovation and technology transfer every day - explain how to develop partnerships between small businesses and large organizations, and discuss the process of transitioning prototypes to market-worthy products.

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

    Tuesday, December 3
    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Learn everything you need to know to understand the U.S. immigration system and maximize your chances of winning a green card from Brian Getson, Esq.

  • Creating an Effective IP Strategy—What Startups Need to Know

    Tuesday, December 3
    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    In this workshop designed specifically for the unique needs of startups in industry, founders and entrepreneurs will learn how to establish their presence in the marketplace, and how developing, protecting and managing their intellectual property (IP) is essential to maintaining a competitive edge.

  • Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk Sessions

    Tuesday, December 3
    12:00 pm – 3:15 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Beacon A,B & G

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

  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

    Tuesday, December 3
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    Evelyn N. Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present
    Nanoengineered Materials for Advanced Energy and Water Technologies.

  • Venture Funding for Materials Startups

    Tuesday, December 3
    1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Listen as a panel of top-tier materials-focused angel networks, venture capital firms and private equity practices discuss the current trends in venture funding and the “do's and don’ts” of raising capital.

  • iMatSci Innovator Speed Pitches

    Tuesday, December 3
    2:00 pm – 5:00 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.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Tuesday, December 3
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • Using Improv for Communications

    Tuesday, December 3
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 3, Ballroom C

    In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals will lead improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills. Participants will explore how to use these skills to effectively present their science to the public.

  • How to Develop an Effective Proposal for User Facilities – Workshop

    Tuesday, December 3
    4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, The Fens

    Representatives from user facilities and student researchers will give overviews on different types of user facilities, advice on proposal writing and steps to establish connections with a user facility.

  • Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program Information Session

    Tuesday, December 3
    4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Public Garden

    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 U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

  • iMatSci Innovator Table Demonstrations—Meet & Greet

    Tuesday, December 3
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Connect with innovators at their tables as they demonstrate their newest materials-focused technologies, designed to deliver value in real-world applications. Private meeting spaces will be available. This event is kindly supported by the Delaware Innovation Space.

  • Research Funding Opportunities

    Tuesday, December 3
    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Independence West

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

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

    Tuesday, December 3
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Hampton

    Alan Rae will discuss 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.

  • PREM Research Scholars Summit—NSF Directors Talks

    Tuesday, December 3
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 110

    In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the PREM Research Scholars Summit will include a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future.Reception to follow.

  • iMatSci Closing Keynote Address—Customers. Investors. Team. Oh My!

    Tuesday, December 3
    6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Transitioning from a research field to entrepreneurship requires a mental shift that is both intrinsic and extrinsic. Learn from Via Separations CEO, Shreya Dave, about the importance of interdisciplinarity, creativity and changing the world with market-driven technologies.

  • PREM Research Scholars Summit—Welcome Networking Reception

    Tuesday, December 3
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 111

    In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the PREM Research Scholars Summit will include a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments and plans for the future. By invitation only.

  • How to Prepare for Your ABET Accreditation

    Tuesday, December 3
    7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, 5th Floor, Olmsted

    If an ABET evaluation is in your future, this session will help you understand the accreditation process and any updates to the criteria so your materials department is prepared.

  • iMatSci Innovator Networking and Awards Reception

    Tuesday, December 3
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sheraton, 1st Floor, Apropos

    Celebrate with us as the top iMatSci innovators are presented with first, second and third place prizes and as the Chemical Angel Network and the Delaware Innovation Space announce the winners of their $10,000 seed-stage investments.

  • Poster Session—Attendee Viewing

    Tuesday, December 3
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

Wednesday

  • Materials Voice

    Wednesday, December 4
    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

    Wednesday, December 4
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

  • Science in Video Competition

    Wednesday, December 4
    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 are on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel (a link will be provided when available). Learn more at the Public Outreach Center.

  • Nanocarbons Through the Artist's Lens

    Wednesday, December 4
    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Daniel Heller and Joseph Cohen collaborated to develop carbon nanotube-based paints that allow paintings to be imaged in the near-infrared (IR), resulting in a painting that looks one way to the observer in visible wavelengths, and differently upon imaging in the near-IR.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Wednesday, December 4
    9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • Using Improv for Communications (PREM Program Participants Only)

    Wednesday, December 4
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 3, Ballroom C

    In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals will lead improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills. Participants will explore how to use these skills to effectively present their science to the public.

  • Speed Coaching with the NSF Division of Materials Research

    Wednesday, December 4
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Representatives from the NSF Division of Materials Research will be available to answer your questions about funding opportunities, diversity and sustainability. Register for a 15-minute one-on-one appointment.

  • Science at the Spallation Neutron Source Second Target Station

    Wednesday, December 4
    10:15 am – 10:45 am
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has recently established a project office to further develop, and ultimately build, the Second Target Station (STS) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). An overview of the STS conceptual design and its unique characteristics will be presented.

  • Career Fair

    Wednesday, December 4
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    Don’t miss the 2019 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

    Wednesday, December 4
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    Francesco Stellacci, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, will present Using Materials Science Concepts to Design New Drugs.

  • Science in Video (SciVid) Competition—Awards Presentation

    Wednesday, December 4
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    The Science in Video (SciVid) Awards Presentation for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards and the announcement of the People's Choice Award.

  • Hands-On Coffee Break

    Wednesday, December 4
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Sheraton, 3rd Floor

    Join us throughout the week during the coffee breaks as researchers and education directors present stimulating educational outreach through hands-on activities in materials science applications and sustainability.

  • User Facility Flash Talks

    Wednesday, December 4
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage–Hall D

    Hear short presentations from user facilities across the country. Learn about capabilities, expertise and how you can gain access to conduct your own research.

  • Meet Your New Faculty Candidate—Poster Session

    Wednesday, December 4
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, The Hub–Hall D

    This event is an opportunity for faculty candidates to showcase their research in a poster session while networking with recruiters and search committees.

  • MRS Awards and Recognition Program Featuring the Von Hippel Presentation

    Wednesday, December 4
    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    Join us for this special evening of Awards and Celebration! Come honor our distinguished award recipients at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting Awards Ceremony!

  • Poster Session—Attendee Viewing

    Wednesday, December 4
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

Thursday

  • Materials Voice

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

    Find out how you can participate as we partner to bring the science of materials to the general public, explore the topics of sustainable practices and the impact of society on materials science, education and outreach.

  • Science in Video Competition

    Thursday, December 5
    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 are on display throughout the Fall Meeting and on the MRS YouTube Channel (a link will be provided when available). Learn more at the Public Outreach Center.

  • Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry in Electronics and Photonics Workshop

    Thursday, December 5
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 105

    The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, an initiative to accelerate U.S. advanced manufacturing, focuses on catalyzing the development of new technologies, educational competencies, production processes and products via shared contributions from the public/private sectors and academia.

  • Navigating a Successful Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Education

    Thursday, December 5
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Hynes, Level 3, Room 300

    This interactive workshop will provide an overview of key trends in materials research and hands-on activities providing critical information, actionable strategies, resources and reflection that support the successful transition from undergraduate to graduate education and beyond.

  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research

    Thursday, December 5
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

    Alessandra Lanzara, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present Engineering 2D Heterostructures with a Twist.

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

    Thursday, December 5
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 3, Room 300

    This interactive workshop will focus on key strategies for building an inclusive, productive and transformational research program for postdoctoral researchers and early-career professionals.

  • Research Funding Opportunities

    Thursday, December 5
    5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Independence West

    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.

  • PowerPoint™ Karaoke

    Thursday, December 5
    5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B

    What kind of slide is that? PowerPoint Karaoke asks the presenter to explain a slide without prior knowledge of its content or author. Prizes to the best presenter and slide author. Join us for an exciting two-part event: MRS Frontiers Reception—Building Communities, Featuring PowerPoint Karaoke.

  • MRS Frontiers Reception—Building Communities

    Thursday, December 5
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A

    Join us for an evening of beverages and hors d'oeuvres and help forge new communities on topics at the frontier of materials research: Artificial Intelligence, Biomaterials, Quantum Materials, Sustainability, Responsive and Adaptive Materials, and emerging areas of your interest.

  • Poster Session—Attendee Viewing

    Thursday, December 5
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Hall B

Friday

  • Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry in Electronics and Photonics Workshop

    Friday, December 6
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 1, Room 105

    The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, an initiative to accelerate U.S. advanced manufacturing, focuses on catalyzing the development of new technologies, educational competencies, production processes and products via shared contributions from the public/private sectors and academia.