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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 the past year, please visit the archive page linked in the menu on the left.

Martin Named a 2021 Materials Research Society Fellow

University of Delaware - UDAILY | April 14, 2021

David C. Martin is advancing novel polymeric materials to integrate electronics with human brain tissue. Martin, the associate dean for Research and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) “for the design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated polymers for interfacing electronic biomedical devices with living tissue; and for service to the MRS and broader materials community.”

Handwerker elected to Class of 2021 Materials Research Society Fellows

Purdue University Materials Engineering | April 1, 2021

For national leadership across the field of electronic materials packaging, from structure evolution in ceramics to Pb-free solder replacements, and for leadership in sustainability in materials selection and materials education, Carol Handwerker, Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, has been named as a 2021 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow.

IC Materials For Extreme Conditions

Semiconductor Engineering | March 18, 2021

The number of materials being researched for chips used in extreme environments, such as landing on the planet Venus, is growing, according to new research, including research presented at the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting.

Solid-state batteries could be made more cleanly by scaling-up flash sintering

Science Daily | March 9, 2021

In the paper, 'Promoting microstructural homogeneity during flash sintering of ceramics through thermal management' published as part of a special issue of the MRS Bulletin, Gareth Jones and Dr. Claire Dancer from WMG, University of Warwick worked with collaborators from the University of Trento, Wuhan University of Technology, Normandie Université, and Lucideon Ltd to review the origins of microstructural variations in different regions of ceramic materials undergoing flash sintering.

MRS Fall Meeting Report

Wiley Analytical Science | February 28, 2021

Feeling Zoom-weary, fed up with pandemic limitations, and tough to get motivated for a virtual conference, I was wondering if the annual fall 2020 MRS meeting was really worth attending this year. However, partly because I did want to present my work and partly out of curiosity, I did decide to register and attend the meeting. And I am so glad I did because the 2020 MRS Fall Annual meeting – into which the spring meeting was merged – was both a big success and worthwhile.