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MRS in the News is a collection of media coverage about MRS meetings, publications, membership, events and more. Read on to learn more about the exciting things happening around MRS. For MRS press releases, visit the MRS Press Room. For MRS in the News articles from past years, please visit the archives linked in the menu on the left.

Finding big picture for radiation-resistant materials

Mirage News | June 24, 2020

In the search to create materials that can withstand extreme radiation, Yanwen Zhang, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, says that materials scientists must think outside the box.

Two faculty members honored with Evan Pugh Professorships

Penn State News | June 4, 2020

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor, an elite and prestigious distinction conferred by the University on only 73 faculty members since the establishment of the designation in 1960. Susan is a long-time MRS member, volunteer, author, Fellow, and 2017 MRS President.

Clemson Professor Elected as Materials Research Society Fellow

EurekAlert! | March 23, 2020

Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Apparao Rao was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for developing liquid-based scalable synthesis methods to manufacture carbon nanotubes.

The influence of artificial intelligence on the current trends of material science

Times of India | March 19, 2020

The recent years have experienced a burgeoning growth in the development of statistical and machine learning within the domains of materials science and polymer chemistry.

Why so serious?  PowerPoint Karaoke at MRS Meetings

Nature.com| February 13, 2020

The idea that karaoke is fun and a great ice-breaker is shared by all those who have ever participated in a karaoke event.  But karaoke in science — where you have a PowerPoint© slide instead of a teleprompter and music — can also be hilarious, as was shown at the recent Materials Research Society (MRS) meetings.

Defect Danger Zone: For Lithium Metal, Smaller is Stronger

Michigan Tech News | January 23, 2020

The goal: Build a safe and long lived lithium battery. The challenge: Use a solid-state electrolyte and stop short circuiting from the formation and growth of lithium dendrites. In a new invited feature paper published in the Journal of Materials Research, materials engineers from Michigan Technological University weigh in on the problem.

AI and Robotics are Driving the Stage With Better Solar Cells and Advanced Technologies

The Science Times | January 6, 2020

The biggest game-changers for scientists in material science will be robotics and AI.  Use of it will be very efficient and have advantages for solar tech and other technologies.

Army Releases Top 10 List of Coolest Science, Technology Advances

Lab Manager Magazine | December 24, 2019

Army scientists and researchers have been busy in 2019 discovering, innovating and transitioning science and technology solutions to modernize the force and support the Soldier of the future.

Scientists Explain Why Some Molecules Spontaneously Arrange Themselves Into Five Slices of Nanoscale Pie

Phys.org | December 13, 2019

A study describing why and how this shape forms is detailed in the journal Science and was presented at the Materials Research Society annual meeting on December 5, 2019.

AI-driven Robots are Making New Materials, Improving Solar Cells and Other Technologies

Science | December 11, 2019

Ada, an AI-driven robot, searches for new solar cell designs at the University of British Columbia.

Rawlins High Alumni Gives Presentation to Major Science Community in Boston

RawlinsTimes.com | December 11, 2019

Bryant Jerome and colleague Dilpuneet Aidhy gave a presentation on nuclear materials at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting.