Please keep checking this page as events for the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco will continually be added.
Daily Events Schedule
Quick Guide (PDF)
Monday, April 104:15 pm - 5:15 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Participants learned about the MRS/Optica Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship. Current and former Fellows shared their stories as scientists in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Back to top
Monday, April 101:30 pm - 2:30 pmMoscone West, Level 2, Room 2000
Blair Brettmann, Georgia Institute of Technology, discussed her work in material extrusion additive manufacturing.
Monday, April 1112:00 pm - 3:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill E/F
Meeting attendees and students attended the Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk sessions.
Wednesday, April 1210:30 am - 12:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill E
MRS Award recipients presented their research and answered questions from the audience.
Thursday, April 2712:00 pm - 1:00 pmVirtual Meeting Event
Congratulations to the 2023 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award recipient, Franz Giessibl!
Monday, April 101:30 pm - 4:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
Participants explored the climate of inclusivity during this workshop. Department leaders built on an equitable mindset that supports inclusion.
Tuesday, April 115:30 pm - 7:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
A panel discussion followed by a special reception to connect with peers.
Wednesday, April 121:30 pm - 3:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
This workshop introduced 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.
Monday, April 1010:00 am - 12:00 pmInterContinental, Fourth Floor, Telegraph Hill
This event has been canceled.
Monday, April 105:30 pm - 8:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill G1/G2
Participants explored the landscape of sustainability and learn how industries diagnose and respond to supply chain risks while examining innovations to resolve these challenges. Participants had the opportunity to connect with their peers and our panelists during a reception.
Wednesday, April 12Thursday, April 1310:00 am – 5:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor registration information.
Tuesday, April 115:00 pm - 5:15 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Lobby
An opening of the exhibit hall at the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting!
Have some fun on the Exhibit Hall Floor - Visit our Caricature Artist in Booth #124!
Wednesday, April 121:10 pm - 1:30 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
An Exhibitor Workshop presented by DigiVac: Optimizing Lab Space and Your Pumping Capabilities.
Wednesday, April 122:10 pm - 2:30 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
An Exhibitor Workshop presented by Nextron: Micro Probe System for In-Situ X-Ray Scattering.
Tuesday, April 118:45 am - 10:00 amInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Sir Konstantin 'Kostya' Novoselov FRS, National University of Singapore, The University of Manchester, presented: Materials for the Future.
Tuesday, April 1112:15 pm - 1:15 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
A panel that included Rigoberto Advincula, Peter F. Green, Julia M. Phillips and Susan Trolier-McKinstry presented: Symposium X—50 Years of Materials Research.
Wednesday, April 1212:15 pm - 1:15 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Kristin A. Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, presented: The Era of Data-Driven Materials Innovation and Design.
Thursday, April 1312:15 pm - 1:15 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Taeghwan Hyeon, Seoul National University, will present: Designing Inorganic Nanomaterials for Energy and Soft-Electronics Applications.
Monday, April 1011:00 am - 12:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Participants learned how to use improv for communication and community-building during this interactive session.
Monday, April 105:00 pm - 6:30 pmMoscone West, Level 2, Room 2000
Participants enjoyed an interactive “how-to” session that covered the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from renowned scientific journal professionals.
Tuesday, April 117:00 am - 8:30 amInterContinental, Fourth Floor, Pacific Terrace
A special discussion and complimentary breakfast.
Tuesday, April 115:00 pm - 7:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
At the Meet Your New Research Hires Poster Session, participants interacted with new candidates seeking a postdoc, national lab or industry position as they presented their accomplishments to recruiters and hiring managers.
As an extension of MRS’s online Job Board, the Career Fair provides Meeting participants and top employers a chance to discuss career opportunities.
Meeting attendees can view the Science as Art images. The voting period ended on April 12.
Wednesday, April 1210:00 am - 12:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
Attendees learned tips and tricks to create engaging visualizations of their research to capture the attention of editors and audience members alike.
Thursday, April 1311:15 am - 11:30 amMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
The Science as Art winners will be announced.
Thursday, April 136:00 pm - 8:00 pmInterContinental, Fourth Floor, Telegraph Hill
PowerPoint™ Karaoke challenges both the author of the slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills.
Monday, April 106:00 pm - 7:00 pmInterContinental, Fourth Floor, Telegraph Hill
Only those accepted Symposium Assistants should attend.
Tuesday, April 1111:00 am - 12:00 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Overcome the fear associated with networking. During this event, attendees learned key concepts to build a successful network to advance their career paths.
Tuesday, April 1112:00 pm - 1:00 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Invitation-only luncheon with NSF program directors to launch the MRS-NSF PREM Research Scholars Summit.
Tuesday, April 111:00 pm - 1:15 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
In collaboration with the NSF's Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Program, this kick-off to the MRS-NSF PREM Research Scholars Summit included a brief historical overview of the program, accomplishments, and plans for the future.
Tuesday, April 111:15 pm - 2:15 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Ram Seshadri discussed innovations to find better phosphor materials and described computational screenings of all inorganic photovoltaic materials.
Tuesday, April 112:30 pm - 3:30 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
PREM graduates discussed their professional journey and insights in areas of academia, industry and government agencies.
Tuesday, April 11 | Wednesday, April 12 | Thursday, April 135:00 pm - 7:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
Poster session viewing schedule and information for attendees.
Wednesday, April 128:00 am - 9:00 amMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Attendees learned to pursue a graduate degree after this workshop. Attendees learned the differences between academic programs, the timelines to apply and more.
Wednesday, April 129:30 am - 11:30 amMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Attendees learned the science behind storytelling through key details and narrative techniques to keep their audience engaged.
Wednesday, April 125:00 pm - 7:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
Attendees supported the participants of the MRS-NSF PREM Research Scholars Summit as they presented their advances in scientific research and prep for their careers as materials scientists.
Wednesday, April 127:30 pm - 9:00 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Guests experienced a taste of San Francisco and celebrated the past, present and future of MRS with colleagues. San Francisco Wine School’s Master Sommelier and Wine Educator, David Glancy, shared his expertise with a special flare for the Science of Wine and pairings for every palate.
Thursday, April 131:30 pm - 5:00 pmMoscone West, Level 3, Room 3003
Don’t miss a panel discussion and student poster session supported by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). This special event will highlight semiconductor advancements coming this year.