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BioSpace | December 16, 2016
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) David Turnbull Lectureship Award recognizes the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research, as exemplified by David Turnbull. This year's award honored James De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, De Yoreo was cited “for discoveries that have shaped our understanding of crystallization science", and delivered the David Turnbull Lecture—A Holistic View of Nucleation and Self-assembly.
Inside Science | December 15, 2016
Most materials scientists dread defects. But sometimes performance-limiting imperfections can be beautiful. This past March, Daniele Foresti, a postdoctoral fellow in materials science and mechanical engineering at Harvard, spotted a "pretty epic picture" in the magnified image of a fracture running through some of the layers in a sample a student had made. Foresti saved the picture and earlier this month it won one of three first place recognitions in the Science as Art competition at the Materials Research Society's conference in Boston.
Science | December 9, 2016
Cheap materials called perovskites are
insinuating themselves into silicon
solar cells—a first step toward ultimately
usurping the reigning cell material.
Last week at the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting researchers announced that “tandem” cells,
in which perovskites are layered on top of silicon
and other photovoltaic materials, have
achieved record-setting efficiencies at turning
sunlight into electricity.
BioSpace | December 9, 2016
The Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, has been presented to Charles M. Lieber, Optoelectronics Group, Harvard University. Lieber was recognized “for pioneering contributions to nanoscience, defining the foundations of rational synthesis of nanoscale wires, characterization of their fundamental physical properties, and the development of applications of these materials in chemistry, biology and medicine.”
L.I. Herald | December 7, 2016
Lawrence High School senior Allen Green and science teacher Rebecca Isseroff presented their research at the poster session of the Materials Research Society Fall Symposium 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 29.
ACS Axial | November 30, 2016
Nano Letters Co-Editor Charles M. Lieber is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society. The Society’s highest honor, the Von Hippel Award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers: brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | November 28, 2016
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate will attend and present their work at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Nov. 27- Dec. 2, 2016. The 2016 fall meeting at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston offers 54 symposium sessions in addition to broader impact programming and a large scale exhibit.
benzinga | November 27, 2016
Rigaku Corporation is presenting its diverse lines of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Raman spectroscopy instrumentation at the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Sunday November 27 to Friday, December 2, 2016. The event is organized by the Materials Research Society and will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
ASU Now | November 17, 2016
Three Arizona State University faculty, including Robert Nemanich, an MRS Fellow, have been named Regents’ Professors for the 2016-2017 academic year. Nemanich’s groundbreaking research is in a broad range of fields, seldom mastered by a single person. He has made seminal discoveries in diamond and diamond-like materials, optical spectroscopy, III-Nitride materials, novel probe microscopy techniques, and advanced thin film growth methods. These breakthrough techniques have applications in electronic devices, optoelectronics and semiconductors.
Newswise | November 11, 2016
Senior manager Sean Hearne, who leads the Center of Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) group for Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected president of the Materials Research Society. MRS is an international organization that promotes interdisciplinary materials research with 15,000 members from academia, industry and national labs.
Chemistry World | October 20, 2016
The US government and Congress need to take actions to ensure that researchers are less vulnerable to the volatile and increasing liquid helium prices that they have faced in recent years, as well as helium supply interruptions, according to a new report issued by the Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society and American Physical Society.
altenergymag.com | June 9, 2016
As noted by Cambridge professor Michael J. Kelly, in a recent peer-reviewed article in MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal entitled "Lessons from Technology Development for Energy and Sustainability" as reported in an Materials Research Society release of May 23, 2016, many of the efforts to push wind and solar as ‘solutions' and a ‘low-carbon economy' are making energy, economy and environmental matters worse, in a world where Kelly notes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predictions of human-caused global warming are failing.
CNBC | June 4, 2016
The world's historic effort to reduce carbon emissions is likely to be a costly if not quixotic endeavor, according to one expert, whose recently published research in MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal warns that decarbonizing the globe could have devastating consequences on the world's way of life.
Nature World News | May 25, 2016
Climate change is a global problem that has been plaguing us for years. And while experts around the world are persistent in finding ways to curb the effects of climate change, Cambridge engineering professor Michael Kelly says the attempts to fix it could actually be making the situation worse than it already is. In his peer-reviewed article published in MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal, Kelly describes the efforts to cut carbon emissions as "total madness" and argues that it would not make "serious reduction."
Inside UCR | May 23, 2016
Guanxiong Liu, a postdoctoral researcher in the Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) and the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center led by Professor Alexander A. Balandin, received a Best Poster Award at the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Daily Caller | May 23, 2016
University of Cambridge electrical engineering professor M.J. Kelly concluded in a peer-reviewed journal article published in MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal that attempts to fight global warming with green energy will impoverish the world.
ACS Energy Letters | April 25, 2016
“Perovskite-Based Photovoltaics and Optoelectronic Devices” (Symposium EP3) was one of the most active symposia at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona—the “Valley of the Sun”. A large number of scientists and engineers from academia and industry met together to discuss the progress of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) and the understanding of the critical science related to PSCs.
SciTech Connect | April 20, 2016
At the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting, thousands of researchers from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. gathered to attend and lead symposiums on the leading topics and latest research in materials science. It was a rare opportunity to exchange ideas and spark collaborations with the leading researchers in a wide range of subject areas from organic electronics to biomaterials.
India West | April 1, 2016
The Materials Research Society recently named its 2016 Fellows, of which three are Indian Americans. Among the 14 Fellows named are Pulickel Ajayan of Rice University, Arumugam Manthiram of the University of Texas at Austin, and Amit Misra of the University of Michigan.
Phoenix Business Journal | March 30, 2016
More than 5,000 scientists and researchers are in downtown Phoenix this week for an international conference. The Materials Research Society is holding its spring conference at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Northwestern News | March 29, 2016
Northwestern University chemists Joseph T. Hupp and Teri W. Odom have been named fellows by the Materials Research Society (MRS). The highly selective MRS fellowship recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to materials research.
IAS Newsletter | March 4, 2016
IAS Visiting Professor Steven Louie received the 2015 Materials Theory Award at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering | February 18, 2016
Mechanical engineering professor Sung Hoon Kang co-edited the February issue of the MRS Bulletin, titled “Patterning via Self-organization and Self-folding.” Kang co-guest edited the issue with Prof. Michael Dickey at North Carolina State University.
Penn State News | January 18, 2016
In the 1950s, graduate student Steward Flaschen met two Penn State faculty members who would have a profound impact on his renowned career: Rustum Roy, founder of MRS and former Evan Pugh Professor of Solid State Science, and Elburt Osborn, former vice president for research. To honor their impact, Flaschen pledged more than $1 million of his estate to endow a professorship at Penn State.
UC Santa Barbara Current | January 12, 2016
Graduate student Stacy Copp wins MRS awards for her Ph.D. work and for her teaching and mentoring of undergraduates.
UC Davis Chemical Engineering and Materials Science | January 6, 2016
Prof. Mahajan has published an article entitled “The role of materials science in the evolution of microelectronics” in the latest MRS Bulletin. He writes on how materials science solved the critical challenges that allow us to use silicon as we do today and helped bring us into the Silicon Age (a riff off the ‘Bronze Age’ nomenclature, for the period more commonly known as the Information Age).