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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Complimentary Press Passes for MRS Meetings/Workshops

Press passes are issued to editors and reporters representing bonafide news publications only. These passes are not intended for editors whose primary purpose is the acquisition of authors and manuscripts, or for individuals and organizations whose primary objective is of a sales and marketing nature 

Download Press Credentials Application for the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting

Upon arrival at the MRS meeting/workshop, you will be required to show press credentials, including a photo ID and one of the following:

  • Editorial business card with title (preferred method of ID)
  • Listing in an editorial masthead
  • By-lined article within the last 18 months
  • Letter from the editor-in-chief or producer on company letterhead—no photocopies or faxes will be accepted

MRS Press Releases

October 27, 2014

Marvin L. Cohen to Receive the Materials Research Society's Highest Honor

The 2014 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Marvin L. Cohen, University Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (UC–Berkeley) and senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

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October 20, 2014

Rodney S. Ruoff Awarded 2014 David Turnbull Lectureship

MRS' David Turnbull Lectureship Award honors Rodney S. Ruoff, director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and distinguished professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) for "pioneering discoveries related to carbon materials and their innovative preparation, characterization, and mechanics."

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October 16, 2014

Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2015

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is proud to announce the Vice President and new Board members for 2015, elected by the Society's global membership of almost 16,000.

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September 9, 2014

Materials Research Society Names Damon A. Dozier as New Director of Government Affairs

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon A. Dozier as its new director of government affairs. He succeeds Ronald Kelley, who is retiring after 23 years of outstanding service and leadership in MRS’s Washington office.

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August 21, 2014

Subsidize Green Energy by Taxing Consumption of Electricity, Asserts Article from MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal

A tough taxation choice may be required to fund development of wind and solar energy, helping to unlock the huge potential of these sustainable energies. This is the leading message from an article appearing in the newly launched MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal, published by the Materials Research Society in partnership with Cambridge University Press.

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April 4, 2014

Linda S. Schadler Appointed Journal of Materials Research Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials

Professor Linda S. Schadler has been appointed Journal of Materials Research  (JMR) Associate Editor for Polymers and Organic Materials. Professor Schadler is the Russell Sage Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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November 18, 2013

MRS Bulletin Reviews Four Decades of Transformational Materials Developments

As the Materials Research Society (MRS) celebrates its 40th anniversary, an article in the November issue of the prestigious MRS Bulletin, produced in partnership with Cambridge University Press, highlights some of the most groundbreaking developments in materials science and engineering—developments that would have been unthinkable just four decades ago—that are transforming our lives.

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November 15, 2013

David J. Srolovitz Awarded 2013 Materials Theory Award

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named David J. Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania, the recipient of its Materials Theory Award for his "decisive and highly influential contributions to the theory and simulation of microstructure, morphological evolution, mechanical behavior, and the structure and dynamics of interfaces."

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November 11, 2013

Alexander A. Balandin Named 2013 MRS Medalist

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Alexander A. Balandin, University of California, Riverside, as the 2013 MRS Medalist. Balandin is recognized for his “discovery of the extraordinary high intrinsic thermal conductivity of graphene, development of an original optothermal measurement technique for investigation of thermal properties of graphene, and theoretical explanation of the unique features of the phonon transport in graphene."

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November 5, 2013

Robert O. Ritchie Selected for 2013 David Turnbull Lectureship

The Materials Research Society (MRS) David Turnbull Lectureship recognizes the career of a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to understanding materials phenomena and properties through research, writing and lecturing, as exemplified by David Turnbull. This year's award will be presented to Robert O. Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley, for his "pioneering contributions to, and teaching us all how to think about, the mechanistic role of microstructure in governing fatigue and fracture in a variety of materials systems, and communicating his scientific insights to the world audience through eloquent lectures and seminal publications."

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