Meetings & Events

Shot from the air of the Honolulu shoreline, including buildings and a volcano in the background2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

May 8-13, 2022
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposals has passed, but if you have a timely proposal, please contact us » 

As part of the early stages of planning the program for the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, MRS is soliciting proposals for symposia in future technical and broader impact topical areas. We are excited about this first MRS Spring meeting in Hawaiʻi, which will bring increased opportunities for broader interactions within our community in the Pacific Rim. Global collaborations are an important feature of MRS meetings. We look forward to proposals that maintain strong international diversity in symposium organizers as well as invited speakers.

Our goal is to plan a stimulating meeting that includes both new and rapidly developing topics, as well as current ones of interest to the materials science and engineering community. We are seeking proposals in all areas of materials research spanning materials design, synthesis, functionalities, processing, characterization, and modeling.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Characterization, Techniques and Tools
  • Electronics and Optics
  • Energy Conversion and Storage, and Sustainability
  • Modeling, Simulations and Data-Driven Approaches
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials
  • Synthesis, Prototyping, Manufacturing
  • Nano and Quantum Materials
  • Structural Materials

Proposals in emerging and rapidly developing topics are especially encouraged, including:

  • 2D Materials
  • Adaptive and Responsive Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Automation
  • Flexible, large area electronics
  • Materials for Health
  • Materials under Extreme Conditions
  • Nanosynthesis
  • Organic and Molecular Electronics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Materials
  • Materials for Robotics
  • Self-assembly

Broader impact programming is intended to extend the influence of scientific research to the quality of life and society at large. Examples include:

  • Education and training of the next generation of materials researchers
  • Public outreach
  • Career and professional development
  • Impact of materials research on global economies and the environment
  • Efforts to broaden diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups

All proposals for technical or broader impact symposium programming must be submitted by December 11.

Your input is extremely valuable in helping assure the breadth and topicality of the MRS meeting as well as ensuring a satisfying meeting experience.

Meeting Chairs

Manish Chhowalla, University of Cambridge
Eunjoo Jang, Samsung Electronics
Prineha Narang, Harvard University
Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Osaka University
Vanessa Wood, ETH Zürich


MRS and The Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM) sign a Memorandum of Understanding to develop joint activities at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Hawaiʻi.