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

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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November 17, 2015

Steven G. Louie to Receive 2015 Materials Theory Award

The Materials Research Society has named Steven G. Louie, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as the 2015 recipient of the Materials Theory Award “for his seminal contributions to the development of ab initio methods for, and the elucidation of, many-electron effects in electronic excitations and optical properties of solids and nanostructures.” The Materials Theory Award, endowed by Toh-Ming Lu and Gwo-Ching Wang, “recognizes exceptional advances made by materials theory to the fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials.”

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November 11, 2015

Sir Richard H. Friend to Receive the Materials Research Society's Highest Honor

The 2015 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Sir Richard H. Friend, Optoelectronics Group, Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

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October 8, 2015

New Editor-in-Chief announced for Materials Research Society journal on energy and sustainability

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth A. Kócs, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as the newest editor-in-chief of its digital journal, MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal.

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