Programs & Outreach

Science as Art Zoom Backgrounds

Liven up your next virtual meeting with a cool materials science background image! Download one (or all) images below from MRS' popular Science as Art competitions! Instructions »

Zoom Background

Manhattan Skyline at Twilight
Submitted by Duhan Zhang
2019 MRS Spring Meeting

Science as Art Faces

Soft Microbots
Submitted by Hakan Ceylan
2018 MRS Fall Meeting

Nano Lord Voldemort

Nano Lord Voldemort
Submitted by Armin VahidMohammadi
2016 MRS Fall Meeting

Two Dimensional Crystals

Two-dimensional Crystals
Submitted by Jennifer DiStefano
2017 MRS Fall Meeting


Submitted by Jonathan Major
2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Mxene Coral

Mxene Coral
Submitted by Simge Uzun
2018 MRS Fall Meeting


Instructions (Desktop)

  1. Right click on your selected image and save to your device.
  2. When in Zoom, select your profile from the top right, and then select Settings, or, if in a meeting, click the arrow next to Stop Video along the bottom.
  3. Select Virtual Background from the menu on the left.
  4. Next to Choose Virtual Background, select the + icon.
  5. Choose your new Science as Art image from your device.

Instructions (Mobile)

  1. Select and save your chosen image to your device.
  2. While in a Zoom meeting, tap the three dots on the bottom right.
  3. Select Virtual Background.
  4. Upload your new Science as Art image.
Copyright for these images belongs to the Materials Research Society. To request permission to reuse these, or any Science as Art images, please contact us here »