Please keep checking this page as events for the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in Boston will continually be added.
Daily Events Schedule
Quick Guide (PDF)*as of October 27
Tuesday, November 2812:00 pm - 2:00 pmMarriott, 4th Floor, Falmouth
All Meeting attendees, especially students, are encouraged to attend the Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk sessions.
Tuesday, November 2812:00 pm - 2:00 pmMarriott, 4th Floor, Orleans
Tuesday, November 285:15 pm - 6:00 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
2023 MRS David Turnbull Lectureship recipient, Mark Asta, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present: Concentrated Alloys: Order, Disorder, and the Vast Space in Between.
Tuesday, November 286:00 pm - 7:00 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
2023 Von Hippel Award winner Reshef Tenne, Weizmann Institute of Science, will present: Inorganic Nanotubes: From WS2 to "Misfit" Layered Compounds.
Wednesday, November 2910:30 am - 12:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
Join us as we celebrate MRS Award recipients and their well-formed research ideas. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow.
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Sunday, November 26 - Thursday, November 30Sheraton, 5th Floor, Boston Common
Sunday, November 264:00 pm - 7:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Room 205
In this session, researchers who have developed fruitful scientific collaborations between African and non-African institutions will share their experiences and provide advice for others seeking to develop intercontinental partnerships.
Tuesday, November 287:00 am - 8:30 amSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A
Angeliki Diane Rigos, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) will present STEM Heroines—Leading Change to a Net-Zero Carbon World. A complimentary breakfast will be served. Advance sign-up required.
Tuesday, November 288:30 am - 11:00 amSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B
This workshop introduces academic audiences to the concepts of implicit or unconscious biases and assumptions about diverse groups of people by treating the application of such biases as a habit.
Tuesday, November 282:30 pm - 3:30 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B
This discussion event is designed to provide a space during the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit for you and your peers to explore topics central to creating a culture of belonging and inclusion. Discussions will be applicable and relevant to your research groups, departments, etc.
Wednesday, November 297:30 am - 10:30 amSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A
Hands-on workshop focusing on developing a PIER Plan (Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research) for Department of Energy proposals, which is a requirement. The plan describes the project’s activities and strategies to promote equity and inclusion within the proposed research and project team.
Wednesday, November 2912:15 pm - 1:15 pmHynes, Level 2, Hall D
This session will delve into the critical considerations and strategic approaches necessary for startups to legally protect their intellectual property (IP) in today’s dynamic business environment. Includes Q&A about how to avoid the loss of proprietary and confidential information.
Wednesday, November 295:00 pm - 5:45 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution A
Join our panel discussion followed by a special reception to connect with peers. SIGs members and new recruits are welcome.
Monday, November 273:30 pm - 5:30 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B
Join our esteemed panel for this celebration of George Crabtree, his accomplishments and legacy in materials.
Monday, November 275:45 pm - 7:00 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Constitution B
Our panel of experts from around the globe will look at advances in materials research and engineering over the last few decades, take account of where materials research is today and discuss the future role of materials as the world works toward energy sustainability by 2050. Private reception to follow.
Tuesday, November 28 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pmWednesday, November 29 |11:00 am - 5:00 pmThursday, November 30|11:00 am - 1:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
Get your own picture designed! Visit the Caricature Artist in Booth #829.
Tuesday, November 28 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pmWednesday, November 29 |10:00 am - 6:00 pmThursday, November 30|10:00 am - 6:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
The Science as Art Competition is open to all registered 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit attendees. Finalists' entries will be on display in the Hynes Convention Center. Multiple first-place and second-place awards of $400 and $200, respectively, will be presented to the winning entries at the Meeting.
Tuesday, November 28 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pmWednesday, November 29 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pmThursday, November 30 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
Don’t miss the MRS/Springer Nature Publications Booth 723. Enjoy discounts on books, meet with journal and book editors, and learn more about our publishing alliance! Our journals include MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research, MRS Energy
& Sustainability, MRS Communications, and MRS Advances.
Tuesday, November 2811:00 am - 11:20 amHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
Tuesday, November 2811:30 am - 11:50 amHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
KLA Instruments portfolio of metrology solutions including nanoindenters, profilometers, sheet resistance and film thickness mappers, deliver trusted measurements, enabling the world's breakthrough technologies.
Tuesday, November 282:30 pm - 2:50 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
Tuesday, November 282:30 pm - 3:30 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
50 Years of MRS! Enjoy a holiday treat of Milk & Cookies traditionally known for showing gratitude and appreciation. Thank you to our Exhibitors and Attendees!
Tuesday, November 286:30 pm - 7:30 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
Our panel will assemble leading industry and academic experts to share their perspectives on the future of nano and microfabrication. We will discuss industry trends, the role of additive manufacturing and injection molding, and issues around quality control and scalability.
Wednesday, November 2910:00 am - 11:00 amHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
Wednesday, November 291:30 pm - 1:50 pmHynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage - Hall D
In this session/workshop, materials relevant to today's and next-generation electronics will be discussed for the properties that are required by industry, including mechanical and electrical properties such as glass-transition temperature, coefficient of thermal expansion, relative permittivity, loss tangent, conductivity, hydrophilicity and more.
Wednesday, November 292:00 pm - 2:20 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
A review of measurements and applications of Steady State Thermoreflectance to measure the thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of thin films and bulk samples.
Wednesday, November 292:30 pm - 3:30 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
Schedule a sweet escape to the Exhibit Hall for a candy treat break! Sponsored by: SES AI
Wednesday, November 292:30 pm - 3:30 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
This workshop will focus on key features and improvements in recent versions. Attendees will receive a free 2-month license.
Thursday, November 3010:00 am - 1:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Exhibit Hall C
Espresso with the Exhibitors! Visit the Exhibit Hall for an Espresso Extravaganza compliments of Visit Seattle, host of the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit.
Monday, November 278:15 am - 9:30 amSheraton, Second Floor, Grand Ballroom
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto, will present: The Future of Chemistry is Self-Driving as the plenary speaker at the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting on Monday, November 27.
Monday, November 2712:15 pm - 1:15 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Takashi Taniguchi, National Institute for Materials Science, will present: Hexagonal Boron Nitride Crystal Growth and Applications.
Tuesday, November 2812:15 pm - 1:15 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Róisín M. Owens, University of Cambridge, will present: Advanced Tissue Engineering for In Vitro Drug Safety and Toxicology Testing.
Wednesday, November 2912:15 pm - 1:15 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Giulia Grancini, Universitá degli Studi di Pavia, will present: Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells—A Game Changer for Near-Future Photovoltaics.
Thursday, November 3012:15 pm - 1:15 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Meet the Robots! How to build a self-driving laboratory. Panel discussion on developing an autonomous laboratory, with Keith A. Brown (Boston University), John Dunlap (UES, Inc. and Air Force Research Laboratory), Robert Epps (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Jason Hattrick-Simpers (University of Toronto) and Kiran Vaddi (University of Washington).
Monday, November 27 | Tuesday, November 28| Wednesday, November 298:00 pm - 10:00 pmHynes, Level 1, Hall A
Poster session viewing schedule and information for attendees.
Sunday, November 261:00 pm - 4:00 pmHynes, Level 3, Ballroom C
Hosted by the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Community. Learn how to engage diverse audiences and inspire the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers. This interactive workshop focuses on expanding your communication skills, and developing strategies to promote an appreciation and understanding of current research and the impact it has on people's lives.
Sunday, November 265:00 pm - 6:30 pmHynes, Level 2, 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.
Tuesday, November 2812:00 pm - 12:45 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
Interested in getting a permanent Green Card to work in the United States? Marco Pignone III, Esq. explains the U.S. immigration system and how to maximize your chances of winning a Green Card.
Wednesday, November 299:00 am - 12:00 pmHynes, Level 3, Room 300
Where will your materials science degree take you? Join our panelists as they share their experiences and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Please click above to reserve your spot, drop-ins will be accommodated based on space available.
Wednesday, November 293:30 pm - 4:30 pmHynes, Level 2, Hub Stage-Hall D
For scientists and engineers pushing the boundaries of materials science, the journey from laboratory breakthroughs to real-world applications often hinges on understanding and navigating the complex landscape of patents.
Wednesday, November 295:00 pm - 7:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Hall D
Join us for the Meet the New Faculty Candidates Poster Session, where you can interact with new faculty candidates as they present their research and qualifications. Don't miss out on your opportunity to connect with your peers and enjoy selection of refreshments.
Tuesday, November 28 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pmWednesday, November 29 |10:00 am - 6:00 pmHynes, Level 2, Hall D
The Career Fair provides an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with senior scientists and partake in one-on-one mentoring sessions, resume critiques and more!
Thursday, November 306:00 pm - 8:00 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Independence East
PowerPoint™ Karaoke challenges both the author of the slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills. Please join us for this fun event!
Sunday, November 266:00 pm - 7:00 pmSheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay D
Only those accepted Symposium Assistants should attend. Daily check-in hours and location information also available.