2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Captain America's Shield, Spiderman's Web and the Future of Materials Science and Engineering

Sunday, April 18Join us for this free, live event, April 18, 3-4 pm.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Suveen Mathaudhu
University of California, Riverside

Materials have been the backbone of technological and military advancement for thousands of years, with whole time periods being named after them (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age). Perhaps it's no surprise that advanced materials such as Captain America's shield, Wolverine's claws and Spiderman's web have been key components in comic book mythos and are widely recognized.

These stories often highlight the core concepts of materials science and engineering, which studies the processing/structure/property/performance relationships of the stuff that makes up the world around us.

In this presentation, we will learn of the rich history of materials science from comic books, movies and science fiction, and discuss the newest scientific breakthroughs in research that make materials stronger, lighter, smarter.

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