MRS Press Room

Welcome to the Materials Research Society’s Press Room. MRS encourages coverage of its technical meetings, exhibits and other society events and activities by the scientific and general news media.  Our goal—to provide members of the media with news and information for dissemination to the scientific community and general public toward fostering appreciation for and understanding of the contributions and importance of materials research and development.

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MRS Press Releases

July 14, 2016

Unearthing the true cost of fossil fuels and the true value of photovoltaics

Two new studies published by Carol Olson and Frank Lenzmann in MRS Energy and Sustainability-A Review Journal (MRS E&S) shed light on the true economic, social and environmental impacts of photovoltaics as compared to those of the fossil fuel supply chain.

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June 29, 2016

MRS and TMS Announce 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow

The Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) have selected Aaron Dunn, Georgia Institute of Technology, as the 2016-2017 MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Dunn will serve a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.

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June 6, 2016

The Optical Society (OSA), Materials Research Society (MRS) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, Announce 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

The Optical Society OSA), the Materials Research Society (MRS) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are pleased to announce the selection of Felicia Lucci and Kenneth Kort for the 2016-2017 Congressional Fellowship Program.

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May 23, 2016

Cambridge (UK) professor says much of the effort to combat global warming is actually making it worse

As part of an open discussion on the critical issue of energy, sustainability and climate change, MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal (MRS E&S) has published a paper in which Cambridge (UK) engineering professor M.J. Kelly argues that it is time to review the current efforts to reduce carbon emissions, some of which "represent total madness." This paper is one of a series of articles in MRS E&S that, with varying opinions, address this controversial topic.

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March 22, 2016

Materials Research Society Announces 2016 Fellows

The Materials Research Society will recognize 14 members as MRS Fellows at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The honor of MRS Fellow is bestowed upon outstanding members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized.

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March 15, 2016

De Jonge, Ross, and Wang to Receive 2016 MRS Innovation in Materials Characterization Award

MRS' Innovation in Materials Characterization Award honors outstanding advances in materials characterization. This year the award will honor Niels de Jonge, INM–Leibniz Institute for New Materials; Frances M. Ross, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; and Chongmin Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "for seminal contributions to the imaging of specimens in liquids using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), revolutionizing the direct observation of materials processes, batteries during operation, and biological structures."

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March 8, 2016

Hongjie Dai to Receive 2016 MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Hongjie Dai, professor of chemistry at Stanford University, to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award "for seminal contributions to carbon- based nanoscience and applications in nanoelectronics, renewable energy, and biological systems."

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March 8, 2016

Dino Di Carlo and Timothy J. White to Receive 2016 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Awards

This year, MRS has named two OYI award recipients—Dino Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles, and Timothy J. White, US Air Force Research Laboratory. Di Carlo and White will be presented with their awards on March 31, 2016, at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

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November 23, 2015

Richard B. Kaner selected as 2015 MRS Medalist

Richard B. Kaner, University of California, Los Angeles, has been selected to receive the 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal. He is cited "for the discovery of efficient methods to synthesize water dispersible conducting polymer nano-fibers and their applications in sensors, actuators, molecular memory devices, catalysis, and the novel process of flash welding."

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November 19, 2015

Jacob Klein Selected for 2015 David Turnbull Lectureship Award

The 2015 David Turnbull Lectureship Award will honor Jacob Klein, Weizmann Institute of Science. Klein is cited “for discoveries which transformed our understanding of soft matter and interfaces, through sustained research, inspirational lecturing, and academic leadership.”

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