Joint Meeting

Meeting Events Schedule

Unless otherwise indicated, events listed below require 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting registration.

Events denoted below with "Register Today" are open to all and do not require registration for the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting. However, upcoming presentations do require free registration in advance of the event. Past event recordings can be viewed free; click the Watch Now links. You will be prompted to login with an MRS account before viewing.

   

Upcoming Events

 
  • Nov
    27
    November 27, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Nov
    27
    November 27, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Nov
    27
    November 27, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Nov
    28
    November 28, 2020

    Tutorial S.EL07—New Approaches for Computing from Brain-Inspired Dynamics
    8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Instructor: R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University


  • Nov
    28
    November 28, 2020

    Tutorial S.EL09—Phase-Change Memory—Materials Fundamentals and Advanced Applications
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Instructors: Matthias Wuttig, RWTH Aachen University; Wolfram Pernice, University of Münster; Riccardo Mazzarello, RWTH Aachen University; Fabio Pellizzer, Micron Technology, Inc.


  • Nov
    28
    November 28, 2020

    Tutorial S.EL02—Mixed Dimensional Heterostructures from Fundamentals to Device Applications
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Instructors: Jeehwan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Abdallah Ougazzaden, Georgia Tech Lorraine; Kunook Chung, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology; Kyusang Lee, University of Virginia


  • Nov
    28
    November 28, 2020

    Tutorial S.EL12—Imaging and Modeling Ferroic Nanomaterials
    2:45 pm – 9:15 pm

    Instructors: Massimo Ghidini, University of Parma, Diamond Light Source, University of Cambridge; Jiamian Hu, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.EL02—Novel Perovskite Compounds as Classical and Quantum Light Sources
    8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Instructors: Bin Hu, University of Tennessee; Gabriele Raino, ETH Zürich


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.EL04—2D Layered Materials for Quantum—From Growth to Quantum Properties and Applications
    8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Instructors: ChunNing (Jeanie) Lau, The Ohio State University; Nai-Chang Yeh, California Institute of Technology; Anthony Richardella, The Pennsylvania State University


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.EL06—Research Methods and Best Practices to Study and Optimize Contacts and Interfaces
    8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Instructors: Robert Hoye, Imperial College London; Sebstian Siol, Swiss Federal Institute of Materials Science and Technology; Thomas Kirchartz, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-5 Photovoltaics


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.EN09—Learning about In Situ and Operando Methods
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Instructors: Matt Newville, The University of Chicago; Lue Lie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Peter Crozier, Arizona State University; Chi Chen, University of California, San Diego


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.NM01—Emergent Nanophotonic Platforms and Functions
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Instructors: Andrea Alù, City University of New York; Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University; Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania; Din Ping Tsai , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.FL02—Materials Advances for Neural Interfaces—Materials Meet the Mind
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Instructor: Guosong Hong, Stanford University


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.GI01—The Biology and Pathology of COVID-19—An Immunology Primer
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Instructor: Bryan Bryson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.MT01—Advanced In Situ Characterization of Materials Kinetics (TEM and Synchrotron X-Ray)
    12:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Instructors: Huolin Xin, University of California, Irvine; Chengjun Sun, Argonne National Laboratory; Hua Zhou, Argonne National Laboratory


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Meet an MRS Advances Editor
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about MRS Advances publishing options. Editor-in-Chief David Bahr, MRS Advances editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available during the MRS meeting to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.EL08—Fundamentals of Halide Perovskite Semiconductors
    2:45 pm – 9:15 pm

    Instructors: Nitin P. Padture, Brown University; Matthew Beard, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Su-Huai Wei, Beijing Computation Science Research Center; Laura Schelhas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.MT06—Strain Generation and Characterization in van der Waals Materials
    2:45 pm – 9:15 pm

    Instructors: Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University; Jung-Fu Lin, The University of Texas at Austin; James Hone, Columbia University in the City of New York


  • Nov
    29
    November 29, 2020

    Tutorial F.NM06—Spin Dynamics in Materials for Quantum Technologies—Experiment and Theory
    2:45 pm – 9:15 pm

    Instructors: Mikhail Glazov, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS; Michael Flatté, The University of Iowa; Bernhard Urbaszek, CNRS – Toulouse University; Anaïs Dreau, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, University of Montpellier


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Meet a Book Publishing Editor
    8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Are you ready to publish a materials science book? Do you have questions on the why, how, and what of publishing a book? Meet in small groups or one-on-one with a publishing editor of the new co-branded MRS-Springer materials science book series to learn about proposing a book.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Meet an MRS Bulletin Editor
    9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Meet the Editor—Markus Buehler, MRS Bulletin Impact Section Editor
    Receive guidance on original research article submissions and topics for this exciting new addition to MRS Bulletin.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    From Mechanobiology of Living Cells and Tissues to Dynamic Processes of Single Molecules using AFM | Bruker AFM & nanoIR
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    We will discuss how the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technology has emerged as a powerful multipurpose tool for life science research, enabling the comprehensive nanomechanical characterization of biological samples at the nanoscale.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Building Blocks: Creating the Perfect Bioink | CELLINK
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Join us for an engaging and comprehensive overview of all things bioinks!


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Vijay Narayanan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will present The Golden Age of Materials Innovations—From High-κ/Metal Gate to AI Hardware.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Meet a JMR Editor
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about JMR publishing options. Editor-in-Chief Gary Messing, JMR editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Navigating, Surviving, and Thriving in the Challenging Landscape of Academia
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    This first workshop in the three-part series will focus on coping with stress in academia and offer strategies to cope with the pandemic and create support structures.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Direct Write Lithography Systems and Applications | Heidelberg Instruments Inc.
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    This presentation will give a brief overview of lithography systems for Micro- and Nanofabrication offered by Heidelberg Instruments and touch briefly on applications these systems are used for.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    How to get better, faster, and more meaningful data from SEM and EDS Analysis: Introducing the Axia ChemiSEM | Thermo Fisher Scientific
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    This presentation will introduce Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new Axia ChemiSEM and show how users are getting more out of their SEM and EDS analysis than ever before.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Advancing state of the art in nano- and micromechanical testing: Microscopy Products | Bruker Hysitron
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    An introduction to the Hysitron PicoIndenter systems, and how they can help you in your in-situ SEM and TEM nanomechanical research.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Anke Weidenkaff, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, will present Efficient Recycling and Regeneration of E-Mobility Components and Materials.


  • Nov
    30
    November 30, 2020

    Meet a JMR Editor
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about JMR publishing options. Editor-in-Chief Gary Messing, JMR editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available during the MRS meeting to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science
    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, will present Functional Materials for Bioelectronic Neural Interfaces.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Continuum IS: Versatile Time-Resolved Data Collection | Gatan
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Gatan's latest spectrometer, the Continuum, enables a wide range of techniques for (S)TEM investigations. This workshop presentation will describe the numerous types of data that can be collected with the Continuum IS.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Next-generation Products for Energy, Electronics, Biomedical and Nanomaterials Research | MilliporeSigma
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Learn about the sciencesational new materials launched at MilliporeSigma to help advance your research, helping you save time while optimizing performance.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Meet an MRS Communications Editor
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about MRS Communications publishing options. Editor-in-Chief Rigoberto Advincula, MRS Communications editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available during the MRS meeting to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    The Next Chapter in Sub-nanometer Electron Microscopy for Materials Science | Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    ZEISS is pleased to introduce to the MRS community the market introduction of the new GeminiSEM family of sub-nanometer, low-kV field emission scanning electron microscopes.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    High-Fidelity EBSD – Seeing New Things with Direct Electron Detection | EDAX
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    In this presentation, direct detection for EBSD will be introduced, and applications in perovskite solar cells and additive manufacturing will be discussed.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Navigating, Surviving, and Thriving in the Challenging Landscape of Academia
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    This second workshop in the three-part series will focus on adapting to change, relocation and feeling like an “outsider” in academia.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Networking and Building Collaborations from Afar
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads the MRS Snack Chat Series—Facilitated Networking. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Networking and Building Collaborations from Afar.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case!
    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Learn everything you need to know to understand the U.S. immigration system and maximize your chances of winning a green card from Brian Getson of Getson & Schatz.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    New Innovations in XRD Products from Bruker | Bruker AXS
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    An introduction to the Hysitron PicoIndenter systems, and how they can help you in your in-situ SEM and TEM nanomechanical research.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Looking Through the Nanoscope: Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging at the Nanoscale with nanoIR3 | Bruker AFM & nanoIR
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Learn how AFM-IR offers spectroscopy and imaging with direct correlation to FTIR at a 10 nm spatial resolution.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Christine Ortiz, Mssachusetts Institute of Technology and Station1, will present Socially-Directed Science and Technology — Opportunities and Challenges for the Field of Materials Science and Engineering.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion
    5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

    Join us for brief talks and a live panel session featuring award recipients: MRS Medal, Materials Theory Award, The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science, MRS Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy and MRS Postdoctoral Awards.


  • Dec
    01
    December 01, 2020

    Successfully Navigating the International Job Search
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads MRS’ Snack Chat series. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Successfully Navigating the International Job Search.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Von Hippel Award Presentation featuring Cato T. Laurencin
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Join us for the Von Hippel Award presentation and live discussion featuring 2020 recipient, Cato Laurencin, University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor at the University of Connecticut.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Advancing state of the art in nano- and micromechanical testing: Standalone Products | Bruker Hysitron
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    An introduction to the Hysitron TriboIndenter systems, and how they can help advance your materials research.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Meet a Book Publishing Editor
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish a materials science book? Do you have questions on the why, how, and what of publishing a book? Meet in small groups or one-on-one with a publishing editor of the new co-branded MRS-Springer materials science book series to learn about proposing a book.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Characterization of Functional Materials by Electrical AFM Techniques | Bruker AFM & nanoIR
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    We will present the latest advancements in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) for nanoscale functional properties characterization of materials as well as dedicated solutions for electrical studies in fluid environments.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Establishing Critical Quality Attributes for liposome-based drug products with a comprehensive range of Malvern Panalytical Technologies | Malvern Panalytical
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    This presentation explores Malvern Panalytical’s range of technologies for characterizing nano-carriers, such as liposomes, and how to leverage characterization insights for formulation development, optimization, and quality control.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Women's Keynote Presentation featuring Susan Trolier-McKinstry
    11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    The Materials Research Society's Women in Materials Science and Engineering Working Group is pleased to offer this keynote virtual presentation featuring long-time MRS Member and former MRS President, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State University.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Virtual Interviewing
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads the MRS Snack Chat Series—Facilitated Networking. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Virtual Interviewing


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    3D X-ray Microscopy (XRM) Product Overview and Capabilities | Bruker AXS
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Join us for a guided tour of our 3D XRM products and capabilities.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Meet an MRS Bulletin Editor
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Meet the Editor—Markus Buehler, MRS Bulletin Impact Section Editor
    Receive guidance on original research article submissions and topics for this exciting new addition to MRS Bulletin.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

    Daniel G. Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present a talk (title coming soon).


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Being Persistent and Managing Rejection
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads the MRS Snack Chat Series—Facilitated Networking. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Being Persistent and Managing Rejection


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Meet an MRS Advances Editor
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about MRS Advances publishing options. Editor-in-Chief David Bahr, MRS Advances editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available during the MRS meeting to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Dec
    02
    December 02, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Reshma Shettyi, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., will present Designing Biology.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Rigaku XRD Solutions for Battery Research | Rigaku
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Join us for a quick discussion around XRD solutions including Operando Analysis.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science
    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Darío Gil, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will present Scaling the Scientific Method to Enter the Era of Accelerated Materials Discovery.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Navigating, Surviving, and Thriving in the Challenging Landscape of Academia
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    This third workshop in the three-part series will focus on mental health literacy and creating community culture change in STEM.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Transitioning Your Career Beyond Academia
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads the MRS Snack Chat Series—Facilitated Networking. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Transitioning Your Career Beyond Academia


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    A new approach to multi-channel DC to 100 kHz voltage vs current characterization for low level signal applications | Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Get a first look at an entirely new modular, multi-channel DC to 100 kHz source and measure system that provides tightly synchronized signal coordination with up to 6 channels covering a wide range of material characterization applications.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Frederick Mau, Toyota Motor North America, Inc., will present Intellectual Property Filing Strategy, Portfolio Management and Licensing of Material-RelatedTechnologies.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Virtual Exhibit
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Featuring five days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    David Turnbull Lectureship Presentation featuring Sossina Haile
    5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

    Join us for the David Turnbull Lectureship presentation featuring Sossina M. Haile, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join award-winning consultant Alaina Levine as she leads the MRS Snack Chat Series—Facilitated Networking. During each session, attendees will participate in an informal but focused conversation to address a specific career-related subject. Topic: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome


  • Dec
    03
    December 03, 2020

    Meet an MRS Communications Editor
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Are you ready to publish your research? Do you have an idea for a journal article?  Meet with an editor one-on-one or in small groups to learn about MRS Communications publishing options. Editor-in-Chief Rigoberto Advincula, MRS Communications editorial board members, and commissioning editors will be available during the MRS meeting to answer your publishing questions and to guide you to present your work in the best way.


  • Dec
    04
    December 04, 2020

    Virtual Magic Show
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Be amazed during this interactive live performance showcasing incredible magic, mentalism and mind-blowing feats of skill.


  • Dec
    04
    December 04, 2020

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    Andrea Alù, The City University of New York, will present Extreme Wave Interactions in Metamaterials with Broken Symmetries.


  • Dec
    07
    December 07, 2020

    Congressional Fellowship Information Session

    Come learn about the MRS/OSA Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship, get tips on applying, and hear from current and former Fellows about their experiences as scientists in the Senate and House of Representatives.


Virtual Exhibit Events

   

Past Events

Click the title links to view recordings of these presentations.

   
  • Nov
    19
    November 19, 2020

    Virtual Networking for Nerds: How to Network and Find Collaborators from Afar

    In this webinar, we discussed strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe (and perhaps on some exoplanets too!). We utilized various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collabs! Let’s network!


  • Nov
    17
    November 17, 2020

    COVID-19 Impacts on Energy and Sustainability Aspects of Materials Supply Chains
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

    This event was presented by the MRS Focus on Sustainability Committee, MRS Energy & Sustainability and Symposium GI01 from the 2020 MRS Virtual Spring/Fall Meeting. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation.
    Sponsored by Goodfellow.


  • Nov
    11
    November 11, 2020

    Essentials of Book Publishing

    Are you interested in learning more about the why, how and what of publishing a materials science book? Publishing a book is a powerful tool, allowing you to communicate your ideas to a global audience, building your reputation in the field and accelerating your career. Join this webinar to hear from Springer Publishing Editors Charles Glaser, Christoph Baumann and Charlotte Hollingworth about the 5 easy stages in the publishing process and how they have helped many authors just like you publish a book.


  • Oct
    30
    October 30, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary: Perspectives on advanced materials in manufacturing

    This panel discussion was part of the 10th anniversary commemoration for MRS Communications.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    29
    October 29, 2020

    Intersections of Underrepresentation in Materials Science and Engineering

    The MRS Women in Materials Science and Engineering working group held this interactive panel discussion to explore real-life examples of bias and injustice against individuals from a diverse set of underrepresented groups. Our panelists shared their paths to their current careers, highlighting the ups and downs they have experienced, both pertaining to their membership in underrepresented groups as well as generally in the STEM fields. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso and MilliporeSigma.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    16
    October 16, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary Lectures, Part 2

    This webinar was presented as part of a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MRS Communications journal. The webinar featured two talks: "Skin-inspired Sensors and Electronics" by Zhenan Bao of Stanford University, and "Autonomous Researchers for Hierarchical Materials" by Keith Brown of Boston University.
    Watch Now »


  • Oct
    13
    October 13, 2020

    Banish Imposter Syndrome for Good!

    Let’s face it—impostor syndrome is terrible. It makes us believe that we unworthy and frauds. It robs us of future prosperity as it convinces us we do not belong and should not pursue opportunities to advance our career, launch and facilitate exciting new collaborations, and be more innovative, inventive, agile, and novel in our problem-solving. In this webinar, you will learn strategies and tactics to rid this from your brilliant mind and how to navigate it and stamp it out if it creeps into every day scenarios. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso.
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  • Oct
    08
    October 08, 2020

    MRS Communications 10th Anniversary Lectures, Part 1

    This event, in honor of the 10th anniversary of MRS Communications, featured talks from Joseph M. DeSimone who holds a joint appointment in the Stanford Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Radiology in the Stanford School of Medicine, and Grace Gu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gu was selected to deliver the 2020 MRS Communications Lecture based on her work in artificial intelligence for materials design and additive manufacturing.
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  • Oct
    01
    October 01, 2020

    Outstanding Virtual Oral Presentations

    Discover what a speech says about you, how to prepare for a speech, how to combat anxiety, and how to show confidence and poise. Speaking, articulation, and projection techniques, interaction with the audience, and specific presentation issues for scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed. We will delve into the logistics and considerations we can keep in mind as we speak via webcam and present via Zoom.
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  • Sep
    24
    September 24, 2020

    Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

    I've done my research, now what? Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive "how to" session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal editors-in-chief and other respected scientific journal professionals. Not only are they leading researchers in their field, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship. Sponsored by Taiyo Nippon Sanso.
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  • Sep
    18
    September 18, 2020

    Virtual Interviewing and the Job Talk

    In this webinar, we discuss leveraging virtual platforms to execute an interviewing plan that will help you land that dream job. We look at what you should be doing before, during, and after the interview, how to adjust different elements of a virtual experience (such as light and sound), and how to look professional on camera. We also go over how to deliver an oral presentation—such as a job talk or a colloquium—using virtual methods to indicate your knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, and collaborative nature.
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  • Sep
    09
    September 09, 2020

    Writing Concrete Abstracts and Titles

    Anyone writing or editing abstracts knows that there is an art to conveying complex ideas and data in an approachable way. Whether it's for a scientific paper, an oral presentation, or the front page of your lab's website, the process of writing and rewriting an abstract and developing concise title takes experience and practice. Join MRS and a panel of editors from symposium organizers and scientific journals for a webinar on the abstract writing process.
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  • Sep
    09
    September 09, 2020

    Career Planning in a Crisis: How to Move Your Career Forward

    Crises can happen at any time to anyone, and can affect many aspects of your career advancement plans. To help mitigate how a crisis affects your professional goals, it’s a good idea to build and execute a strong, customized crisis management plan for your career. This plan can help you identify and potentially mitigate points of risk that could negatively impact your career in a crisis. In this webinar, we will address how to develop this “insurance” plan, using fundamentals from the field of crisis management itself. You will emerge with tools, tactics, and the ability to construct, test, fine tune, and implement your own career crisis management plan.
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  • Jul
    30
    July 30, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 3): Thinking About Applying to a Primarily Undergraduate Institution?

    This webinar addresses the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for academic positions at primarily undergraduate institutions. The webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Jeffrey Christians and includes audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar is moderated by Zachary Hood, Argonne National Laboratory.
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  • Jul
    29
    July 29, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 2): Research-Intensive Academic Positions in the U.S.

    This webinar specifically addresses the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for research-intensive academic positions in the United States. This webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Peter Crozier and include audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar is moderated by Thomas Folland, University of Iowa.
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  • Jul
    28
    July 28, 2020

    How to Land a Faculty Position—From Application to Interview (Part 1): The Academic Market in Europe

    This webinar specifically addressed the faculty application process and what makes for an outstanding package for the academic market in Europe. The webinar begins with a 20-25 minute talk from Eva Unger and included audience Q&A with the main speaker and panelists. This webinar was moderated by Katherine A. Mazzio of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.
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