2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

MRS Awards and Recognition Program featuring the Von Hippel Presentation

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

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

The Awards Ceremony will be immediately followed by the Von Hippel Award talk.

Honorees

Von Hippel Award

The Materials Research Society’s highest honor, the Von Hippel Award, is conferred annually to an individual in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding contribution to interdisciplinary research on materials.

Jerry TersoffJerry D. Tersoff
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

“for advancing the understanding of low-dimensional and nanoscale electronic materials, surfaces and interfaces, through elegant theoretical models that highlight the essential physics controlling growth, structure and electronic properties”

Tersoff's talk, Simple Models for Complex Behavior in Nanowire Growth, will immediately follow the Awards program.
  

David Turnbull Lectureship

The David Turnbull Lectureship Award recognizes the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research, as exemplified by David Turnbull.

Paula HammondPaula T. Hammond
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“for her contributions to the science, engineering and applications of self-assembled macromolecular systems”

Hammond will present Making Sticky Particles for Better Medicine Tuesday evening during Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion.
  

 

MRS Medal Award

The MRS Medal is awarded for a specific outstanding recent discovery or advancement that has a major impact on the progress of a materials-related field. MRS acknowledges Toh-Ming Lu and Gwo-Ching Wang for their generous contributions to support this award.

“for outstanding contributions on the study of anisotropic nanoscale materials, transformation and application”

Catherine J Murphy
Catherine J. Murphy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Murphy will present A Golden Time for Nanotechnology Tuesday evening during Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion.

Hamei Zheng
Haimei Zheng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Zheng will present Real-Time Imaging of Nanoscale Materials Transformations in Liquids Tuesday evening during Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion.

Materials Theory Award

The Materials Theory Award recognizes exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials. MRS acknowledges Toh-Ming Lu and Gwo-Ching Wang for their generous contributions to support this award.

Lu ShamLu Sham
University of California, San Diego

“for pioneering contributions to the quantum theory of molecules and solids, especially the Kohn–Sham formulation of density functional theory”

Sham will present Quantum Aspect of the Density Functional Theory Tuesday evening during Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion.

 

MRS Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy

The MRS Nelson "Buck" Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy recognizes an early-career professional for the development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy.

MRS acknowledges the generosity of Sophie Robinson for endowing this award in memory of her father, Nelson "Buck" Robinson.

Kelsey HatzellKelsey Hatzell
Vanderbilt University

 







The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science

This honor recognizes significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher in early stages of his/her career.

Silvia VignoliniSilvia Vignolini
University of Cambridge

Vignolini will present Color Engineering—From Nature to Applications Tuesday evening during Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion.


 


 

MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.  

MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.

Ognjen IlicOgnjen Ilic
University of Minnesota 

"for his outstanding academic achievements, high quality of scientific publications, demonstrated passion for science communication, science outreach efforts to the general public, and clear potential to become a leader in the field of materials research”





MRS Postdoctoral Awards

The MRS Postdoctoral Awards recognize postdoctoral scholars who show exceptional promise that may include, for example, excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching during their postdoc assignment.

MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.

Rachel Carter
Rachel E. Carter

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

"for contributions to the design of safe battery materials and systems, leadership of students and advocacy for women scientists and engineers"

Yasutaka Nagaoka
Yasutaka Nagaoka

Brown University

"for contributions to the assembly of nanocrystal superstructures"

Graduate Student Gold and Silver and Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Finalists will present their talks Tuesday at 12:00 pm in the Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Beacon A, B and G. All Meeting attendees, especially students, are encouraged to attend the sessions.

Symposium Support