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MRS/Kavli Future of Materials Workshops
Presented by MRS Bulletin

MRS, in conjunction with the Kavli Foundation, has been conducting a series of MRS/Kavli Future of Materials workshops on important areas in materials research since 2016. The goal is to have a highly focused one-day workshop with approximately 30–45 participants focusing on brainstorming, collaboration, creativity, challenges and potential paths forward.  

The general idea is to have a select group of invited speakers and participants, with time interspersed for in-depth discussions. The chairs of the workshops decide the format, select appropriate sub-areas and invite participants who are experts in these areas. The chairs are also encouraged to publish reviews and papers in MRS publications.

These workshops are scheduled adjacent to MRS Spring and Fall Meetings, with topics overlapping with some of the MRS symposia to promote a cross-fertilization of ideas.

2020 Virtual Workshop:  Building a Community for Autonomous Research
Chairs: Benji Maruyama, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brian DeCost, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Jason Hattrick-Simpers, NIST, and Aaron Gilad Kusne, NIST

2019 MRS Fall Meeting:  Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology
Chair: Mark Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2019 MRS Spring Meeting:  Solid-State Materials and Quantum Information 

Chairs:  Chris Richardson, University of Maryland-College Park, Javad Shabani, New York University, and Shashank Misra, Sandia National Laboratories

2019 MRS Spring Meeting:  The Brain-Machine Interface 

Chairs:  Chris Bettinger, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 MRS Fall Meeting:  3D Printing of Biomedical Materials and Devices
Chairs:  Susmita Bose, Washington State University, Amit Bandyopadhyay, Washington State University, Michael J. Yaszemski, Mayo Clinic, and Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina 
Program | MRS Bulletin Article

2017 MRS Spring Meeting:  Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics 
Chairs:  Darren Lipomi, University of California San Diego, and Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University
Program | MRS Bulletin Article

2016 MRS Spring Meeting:  Biosensors and Biodiagnostics
Chairs:  Nathan Gianneschi, Northwestern University, and David Walt, Harvard Medical School

MRS Workshop Series

The MRS Workshop Series provides a concentrated focus on timely and important research areas, as do the MRS Spring and Fall Meetings. Workshops, however, differ significantly in that they allow attendees to focus their full attention to a designated topic over a 2-3-day period; offer much more interaction and discussion between speakers and the audience; limit audience size; and offer attendees a more in-depth review of important topics than is typically allowed in a “snapshot” symposium. MRS members enjoy reduced registration rates for all MRS Workshops.

The Workshop Series is just one more way MRS is responding to the needs of its members. If you would like to suggest a topic or volunteer to organize a workshop, please contact us.

NASA Biological Materials, Biomaterials and Biomimetics Workshop
December 3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts 

Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues III
September 10-13, 2013 | Golden, Colorado

Dynamics of High-Performance Materials at Extreme Conditions Workshop
November 30, 2012 | Boston, Massachusetts

Industrial Applications of X-Ray Diffraction
November 27, 2011 | Boston, Massachusetts

Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues II
October 4-7, 2011 | Denver, Colorado

Directed Self-Assembly of Materials Workshop
September 28 - October 1, 2011 | Nashville, Tennessee

X-Ray Scattering Methods for Characterization of Nano-Materials Workshop
December 3, 2010 | Boston, Massachusetts

Functionalized Nanobiomaterials for Medical Applications
October 4-7, 2010 | Denver, Colorado

Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues I
October 4-7, 2010 | Denver, Colorado

Nanocontacts and Nanointerconnects
April 5, 2010 | San Francisco, California

X-Ray Scattering Methods for Characterization of Advanced Materials
December 4, 2009 | Boston, Massachusetts

The Physics and Chemistry of Switching in Condensed Matter Workshop
April 1-2, 2005 | San Francisco, California

2nd International Workshop on Zinc Oxide
October 23-25, 2002 | Dayton, Ohio

International Workshop on Processing and Applications of Superconductors
August 1-2, 2002 | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Materials Issues in MEMS
April 5-6, 2002 | San Francisco, California

Dielectric Science and New Functionality in Device Physics for Crystalline Oxides on Semiconductors 
September 11-12, 2001 | Chattanooga, Tennessee

International Workshop on Device Technology
September 3-5, 2001 | Porto Alegre, Brazil

High-k Gate Dielectrics
June 1-2, 2000 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Advances in Thin Film Simulations and Experimental Verification
June 23-25, 1999 | San Jose, California

Tribology on the 300th Anniversary of Amontons' Law
June 20-22, 1999 | San Jose, California