Meetings & Events


2014 MRS Spring Meeting Logo2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 21-25, 2014 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Jose A. Garrido, Sergei V. Kalinin, Edson R. Leite, David Parrillo, Molly Stevens

Activities and Events

Awards of the Materials Research Society

  • Graduate Student Awards 
    Gold and Silver Award finalists presented papers and were recognized at the Award Ceremony. 
  • Innovation in Materials Characterization Award
    Albert Polman presented "Angle-Resolved Cathodoluminescence Imaging Spectroscopy."
  • Mid-Career Researcher Award
    Lei Jiang presented "Bio-inspired Interfacial Materials with Super-Wettability."  
  • MRS Fellows
    2014 MRS Fellows were recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

Featured Events

  • Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience
    Yury Gogotsi of Drexel University presented "Not Just Graphene—The Wonderful World of Carbon (and Related) Nanomaterials." Available for free viewing on MRS OnDemand.
  • Plenary Session
    The 2014 MRS Spring Meeting plenary address was given by John J. Tracy of The Boeing Company who presented "Materials—A Key Factor in Driving Aerospace's Achievements."
  • Public Outreach Center
    Exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, information areas and seminars were offered to engage future materials scientists and engineers 
  • Science as Art Winners
    Multiple first and second place prizes were awarded.
  • Student Poster Award Exchange Program
    The three most outstanding poster winners from the XXII International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) 2013 were displayed at the Tuesday Poster Session. 
  • Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research 
    Lunchtime lectures were held Tuesday through Thursday. Speakers included Jillian Banfield, Lei Jiang and Stephen Pennycook.
  • Technology Innovation Forum
    The seventh Technology Innovation Forum, Challenges and Opportunities in Commercializing Materials Research, focused on various aspects of how to transition a promising materials technology to market. Available for free viewing from MRS OnDemand.

  • Tutorial Sessions  
    Eleven tutorials were offered.
  • Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast
    Kathleen Buse, Case Western Reserve University, presented "Women Persisting in the STEM Professions." Available for free viewing from MRS OnDemand.

Career Central

  • ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session
    This session was open to anyone who wanted to learn more about the accreditation process, was preparing for an upcoming visit or wanted to ask questions about how to prepare their materials department for an accreditation visit.
  • Career Development Sessions
    These educational sessions introduced participants to a wide range of rewarding careers in materials science. 
  • Making the Most of Broadcast Media Workshop 
    Communications expert Tim Miller demonstrated how to craft a brief, but impacting, news story about your work. Participants had an opportunity to practice their communication skills during a live interview.
  • Mastering Science Presentations Seminar 
    Communications expert Tim Miller explained how to choose the very best tools for communicating effectively and taking your scientific presentation to the next level. 
  • Technical Poster Design Seminar
    Participants learned the basics of good poster design and effective tools to improve their science communication skills and create a poster that stands out in a crowd.  

Student Activities & Opportunities

  • Graduate Student Award Finalists' Special Talk Sessions
    Gold and Silver Award finalists presented papers in this talk session and also were recognized at the Award Ceremony.
  • Student Mixer
    Students from around the globe networked and had fun exploring science.