Please keep checking this page as events for the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco will continually be added.
Daily Events Schedule
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Monday, April 104:15 pm - 5:15 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Join us to learn about the MRS/Optica Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship. Current and former Fellows will share their stories as scientists in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
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Monday, April 101:30 pm - 2:30 pmMoscone West, Level 2, Room 2000
Blair Brettmann, Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses her work in material extrusion additive manufacturing.
Monday, April 1112:00 pm - 3:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill E/F
All Meeting attendees, especially students, are encouraged to attend the Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk sessions.
Wednesday, April 1210:30 am - 12:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill E
Join our MRS Award recipients as they present their research and answer questions from the audience.
Monday, April 101:30 pm - 4:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
Explore the climate of inclusivity during this workshop. Department leaders will build on an equitable mindset that supports inclusion. Registration requested.
Tuesday, April 115:30 pm - 7:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
Join our panel discussion followed by a special reception to connect with peers. SIGs members and new recruits are welcome. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 121:30 pm - 3:30 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
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.
Monday, April 105:30 pm - 8:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill G1/G2
Explore the landscape of sustainability and learn how industries diagnose and respond to supply chain risks while examining innovations to resolve these challenges. Participants have the opportunity to connect with their peers and our panelists from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm followed by a reception from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
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
Don't miss out on the 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
Join us for 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
Join us for 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, will present: Materials for the Future.
Tuesday, April 1112:15 pm - 1:15 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
A panel that includes Rigoberto Advincula, Peter F. Green, Julia M. Phillips and Susan Trolier-McKinstry will present: 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, will present: 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 105:00 pm - 6:30 pmMoscone West, Level 2, Room 2000
An interactive “how-to” session that covers the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from renowned scientific journal professionals.
Tuesday, April 117:00 am - 8:30 amInterContinental, Fourth Floor, Pacific Terrace
All are invited to attend this discussion and complimentary breakfast. Registration is required, space is limited.
Monday, April 1011:00 am - 12:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Don't miss this fun interactive session to learn how to use Improv for communication and community-building!
Tuesday, April 115:00 pm - 7:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
At the Meet Your New Research Hires Poster Session, participants can interact 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 will provide an opportunity for Meeting participants and top employers to discuss career opportunities.
Meeting attendees will be able to view the Science as Art images. Voting will be done on the Meeting App!
Wednesday, April 1210:00 am - 12:00 pmMarriott, Second Level, Foothill F
Learn tips and tricks to create engaging visualizations of your research and 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
All 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 will learn 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 will include 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
Listen to Ram Seshadri discuss innovations to find better phosphor materials and describe computational screenings of all inorganic photovoltaic materials.
Tuesday, April 112:30 pm - 3:30 pmMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Listen to PREM graduates discuss their professional journey and insight 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
Get ready to pursue a graduate degree during this workshop. Attendees will learn the differences between academic programs, the timelines to apply and more.
Wednesday, April 129:30 am - 11:30 amMarriott, Lower B2 Level, Nob Hill
Learn the science behind storytelling through key details and narrative techniques to keep your audience engaged.
Wednesday, April 125:00 pm - 7:00 pmMoscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall
Please join us in supporting the participants of the MRS-NSF PREM Research Scholars Summit as they present their advances in scientific research and prepare for their careers as materials scientists.
Wednesday, April 127:30 pm - 9:00 pmInterContinental, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Experience a taste of San Francisco as you reminisce and reconnect with your materials science colleagues and celebrate the past, present and future of MRS. San Francisco Wine School’s Master Sommelier and Wine Educator, David Glancy, will share his expertise and entertaining us with a special flare on 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.