2021 MRS Spring Meeting


Seattle SkylineTime and time again, "multidisciplinary" research is touted as essential to innovation. That is why, from April 18-23, 2021, researchers working in seemingly unrelated fields will gather in Seattle, Washington, to promote, share and discuss issues and developments across disciplines.

The 2021 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

Symposium Sessions

Abstract Submission
September 24-October 29, 2020

Broader Impact

BI01: Incorporating Sustainability into Materials Science Education, Training and Public Outreach

Characterization and Modeling

CT01: In Situ/Operando Characterization of Solid–Liquid Interfaces for Sustainable Energy, Water and Environment
CT02: In Situ TEM Characterization of Dynamic Processes During Materials Synthesis and Processing
CT03: Imaging Materials with X-Rays—Recent Advances with Synchrotron and Laboratory Sources
CT04: Predictive Synthesis and Decisive Characterization of Emerging Quantum Materials
CT05: Artificial Intelligence and Automation for Materials Design
CT06: From Quantum Mechanics to Materials Engineering—Recent Progress on the Development and Novel Applications of Ab Initio Methods in Materials Science
CT07: Excited-State Properties of Materials—Theory and Computation
CT08: Mechanochemical Coupling in Chemical Treatment and Materials Degradation—Modeling and Experimentation

Electronics and Optics

EL01: Organic Semiconductors and Characterization Techniques for Emerging Electronic Devices
EL02: Fundamentals of Halide Semiconductors for Optoelectronics
EL03: Emerging Ionic Semiconductors—Research and Applications
EL04: Ultrawide Bandgap Materials, Devices and Systems
EL05: Advanced Functional, Linear/Nonlinear and Quantum Materials for Metasurfaces, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics
EL06: Molecular and Colloidal Plasmonics—Synthesis and Applications
EL07: Bioelectronics—Fundamentals and Applications
EL08: Next-Generation Interconnects—Materials, Processes and Integration
EL09: Ferroelectricity and Negative Capacitance—Fundamentals, Applications and Controversies

Energy and Sustainability

EN01: Sustainable Catalysis—Novel Materials for Energy Conversion Beyond Photocatalysis
EN02: Sustainable Routes to Fuels and Commodity Chemicals Production via Electrochemical Methods
EN03: Intercalation Energy Storage Materials and Systems for Beyond Li-Ion Batteries
EN04: Towards High Safety and High Energy Density—Solid-State Batteries
EN05: Materials Challenges and Opportunities in Concentrated Solar Power Technologies
EN06: Frontier Energy Sciences in Halide Perovskites
EN07: Thin-Film Compound Semiconductor Photovoltaics
EN08: Progress in Understanding Charge Transfer at Electrochemical Interfaces in Batteries
EN09: Advances in Conversion Electrodes for Reliable Electrochemical Energy Storage
EN10: Transformation, Reaction and Organization at Functional Interfaces for Sustainable Energy Systems and Environmental Managements

Nanoscale and Quantum Materials

NM01: Superconductors as Quantum Materials
NM02: Superconducting Materials and Applications
NM03: Topological and Quantum Phenomena in Intermetallic Compounds and Heterostructures
NM04: Magnetic Skyrmions and Topological Effects in Materials and Nanostructures
NM05: Functional Nanoparticle Materials—Synthesis, Property and Applications
NM06: Manipulation and Detection of Physical Properties of Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials
NM07: Beyond Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications
NM08: Nanoscale Heat Transport—Fundamentals
NM09: Nanogenerators and Piezotronics

Soft Materials and Biomaterials

Biomaterials/Medical Applications
SM01: Materials Modulating Stem Cells and Immune Response
SM02: Next-Generation Antimicrobial Materials—Combating Multidrug Resistance and Biofilm Formation
SM03: Advanced Neural Materials and Devices
SM04: Beyond Nano—Challenges and Opportunities in Drug Delivery

Multifunctional Materials from Design to Applications
SM05: Progress in Multimaterials and Multiphase-Based Multifunctional Materials
SM06: Materials and Fabrication Schemes for Robotics
SM07: Building Advanced Materials by Self-Assembly
SM08: Next-Generation Materials and Technologies for 3D Printing and Bioprinting
SM09: Peptide and Protein Design for Responsive Materials

Sustainable Systems/Processes
SM10: Progress in Green Chemistry Approaches for Sustainable Polymer Materials
SM11: Design and Analysis of Bioderived and Bioinspired Multifunctional Materials
SM12: Bioinspired Macromolecular Assembly and Hybrid Materials—From Fundamental Science to Applications
SM13: Advances in Membrane and Water Treatment Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation

Structural Materials

ST01: Mechanical Behavior at Micro/Nano-Scale
ST02: In Situ Mechanical Testing of Materials at Small Length Scales, Modeling and Data Analysis
ST03: Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Architected Materials for Structural Applications 
ST04: High Entropy Materials—From Fundamentals to Potential Applications
ST05: Mechanics of Energy Storage Materials

X: Frontiers of Materials Research