The 2022 MRS Spring Meeting will be held at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center and Hilton Hawaiʻian Village in Honolulu, May 8–13, 2022. There are 71 symposia planned, grouped into nine topical clusters.
This cluster features three symposia related to developing in situ methods for materials design, ultrafast probes for emergent materials and development of operando techniques
in TEM for studying dynamic processes in materials.
Materials Theory, Computation and Data
This cluster features four symposia that will cover machine learning for materials modeling and development, innovative simulations and modeling concepts for advanced manufactured materials, computational approaches for addressing challenges in phonon modeling in complex materials and recent advances in data driven discovery in energy storage and conversion.
Energy and Sustainability
This cluster includes seven symposia on topics such as silicon and organic photovoltaics, III-V materials for energy conversion, emerging inorganic materials for solar energy and fuels, next generation of electrochemical energy storage, solid-state batteries and sustainable polymers by green chemistry. The symposia will in particular cover fundamental materials science related to interfaces in energy devices and degradation mechanisms as well as novel applications.
Electronics, Optics and Photonics
This cluster features 11 symposia covering a variety of topical areas in electronics, optics and photonics. These include symposia focusing on fundamentals and advances in electronic, optic, and photonic materials such as organic semiconductors, hybrid perovskites, quantum dots, low dimensional materials, opto-magnetic materials and ultrawide bandgap materials. Also
included are symposia on neuromorphic hybrid systems, meta-surfaces, deformable displays, surfaces/interfaces and functional defects.
The cluster on manufacturing consists of three symposia covering the latest manufacturing and processing technologies. The symposia in this cluster will focus
on the fundamentals and application of advanced plasma processing technologies that will contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs), 3D printing technologies enabling the formation of complex structures and processing technologies
enabling flexible and large-area electronics. A highlight is a strategy to integrate multiple functional materials and functional layer structures into a single high-performance material system through innovative manufacturing
schemes focusing on a precise surface/interface control approach, a multi-material approach and a 3D modeling approach. In particular, emphasis will be placed on the development of sustainable systems and processes, including
a green chemistry approach and environmental-related technologies, such as carbon neutrality, which is currently attracting worldwide attention.
This cluster features six symposia dedicated to low dimensional nanoscale materials including MXenes, nanotubes, nanodiamonds, and graphenes, and their various applications. The symposia cover topics ranging from their synthesis, basic properties and device performances, including structure-property relationships formulated through integrated and iterative experimentation, advanced characterization and theory and simulations.
Biomaterials and Soft Materials
The cluster on biomaterials and soft materials consists of 10 symposia, focusing on soft biomaterials and multifunctional materials as well as devices and systems realized using these materials. The
focus will be on soft and highly functional materials used in regenerative therapy, medical devices, drug delivery control systems and healthcare technologies, as well as organic electronics and material systems realized by highly integrating
these functional materials. Focus areas include advanced soft robotics achieved by integrating flexible sensors and actuators, high-performance biomimetics that can mimic biological activities, interfaces and nanotheranostics
for direct interaction with living cells and microbial tissues, and energy sources enabling autonomous activities. These comprehensive symposia will serve as a bridge among different fields from applied fields related to
medical care, nursing care and health care to fundamental technologies related to materials, devices and systems.
Structural and Functional Materials
This cluster features 16 symposia covering a broad range of topics including materials for nuclear applications, polymers, high entropy alloys, emerging oxides, heteroanionic materials, as well as bio-inspired and anti-viral materials. The symposia will cover synthesis using novel methods such as 3D and 4D multi-photon fabrication as well as far from equilibrium processing. State-of-the-art in situ characterization methods for real time dynamic probing of materials properties and structure along with understanding how materials behave under extreme conditions will also be covered. The cluster also contains symposia focusing on interesting applications of advanced materials for thermal management as well as for paper-based devices. The experimental topics will be complemented by symposia on AI-based design, progress on materials genomics and theory of novel materials.
This special symposium on Frontiers of Materials Research will feature presentations aimed at a broad audience and on topics at the forefront of research in materials science and engineering.
To complement the symposia, tutorials will provide detailed information on particularly exciting areas of research, and the Exhibit will showcase products and services of interest to the scientific community. The Meeting, Exhibits and Posters will be located at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.
Meeting attendees will find Honolulu to be a very accessible and attractive host. A wide array of restaurants, nightlife, cultural and sporting events are just steps away from the Convention Center and hotels. The region also offers an abundance of pre- and post-meeting touring options. It’s a perfect mix of interaction, insights, inspiration and indulgence!
We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu!