2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Meeting Events Schedule

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  • Apr
    18
    April 18, 2021

    Capturing Mechanical Properties of Cells and Materials via Nanoindentation | Optics11 Life Inc.
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Nanoindentation is a powerful method to assay the viscoelastic and poroelastic behavior of soft and biological samples, including 3D cell culture. In this workshop, we will discuss how this label free method can be used as a biomarker for physiological and pathological models.
    Speaker: Maid Klapuh, Optics11 Life


  • Apr
    18
    April 18, 2021

    Virtual Magic Show
    12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

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


  • Apr
    18
    April 18, 2021

    Captain America's Shield, Spiderman's Web and the Future of Materials Science and Engineering
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    In this presentation, we will learn of the rich history of materials science from comic books, movies and science fiction, and discuss the newest scientific breakthroughs in research that make materials stronger, lighter, smarter.


  • Apr
    18
    April 18, 2021

    Virtual Yoga Studio
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a break to move mindfully! Grab a seat and relax your shoulders! This is a class of simple yoga postures you can do in your chair. Every BODY welcome.


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    Nanomechanical Characterization using PinPointTM for Atomic Force Microscopy Applications | Park Systems
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Why use PinPointTM Nanomechanical mode? PinPointTM is an advanced imaging mode developed by Park Systems, that acquires high-resolution topography and F/D data at each pixel of the entire scan area.
    Speaker:  Armando Melgarejo, Park Systems Inc.


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    How Materials Shaped Us
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    In this talk, materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez will discuss how simple materials and everyday inventions had a hand in shaping language, politics and even our bodies.


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    Virtual Yoga Studio
    3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

    Take a break to move mindfully! Grab a seat and relax your shoulders! This is a class of simple yoga postures you can do in your chair. Every BODY welcome.


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    2021 MRS Communications Lecture
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Sossina M. Haile will speak on Untangling the Surface Chemistry and Reactivity of Ceria, based on her published paper in MRS Communications, Volume 10, Issue 4 (DOI: doi.org/10-1557/mrc.2020.73).


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    Town Hall—Volunteer Opportunities and Pathways to Leadership
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Engage with MRS Volunteers to learn more about the Society’s programs, volunteer opportunities and pathways to leadership. This session will be facilitated with questions submitted in advance or live during the session. Submit your question in advance to uher@mrs.org.


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    Virtual Magic Show
    6:00 pm – 6:15 pm

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


  • Apr
    19
    April 19, 2021

    Meet MRS Award Recipients—Lightning Talks and Panel Discussion
    6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

    Join us for brief talks and a live panel session featuring award recipients: Innovation in Materials Characterization Award, Mid-Career Researcher Award, Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award, MRS Postdoctoral Awards.


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    The virtual exhibit features four days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Advanced Direct Detection EELS | Gatan
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Direct detection (DD) cameras dramatically improve resolution, reduce noise and operate in single electron counting mode, even for low signal research. Examine these advantages for advanced applications, such as low-dose spectrum imaging, trace element analysis and time-resolved EELS.


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

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

    Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley, will present Recent Advances in the Study of Colloidal Nanocrystals Enabled by In Situ Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy.


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    How to Network—What to Say, Write and Do to Build Virtual Collaborations
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Everyone tells you to “network” but what exactly is “networking” and how do you do it? For the first time ever, we will walk you through EXACTLY how to network—what language to use and when, how to find people from afar and how to optimize the MRS meeting platform to build meaningful connections!


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Advances in D8™ X-ray Diffraction Systems with the New EIGER2 R 250K Detector | Bruker
        1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Join us for this educational workshop on advantages and techniques for running various sample types on D8 diffractometers equipped with the new EIGER2 R 250K detector. Speaker: Brian Jones, Bruker AXS


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Virtual Yoga Studio
    2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

    Take a break to move mindfully! Grab a seat and relax your shoulders! This is a class of simple yoga postures you can do in your chair. Every BODY welcome.


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Awards Nomination Virtual Reception
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    We invite you to join us—with your favorite drink in hand—to discuss the past, present, and future activities of the Awards Nomination Special Interest Group and learn how you can get involved and make a difference!


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

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

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


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Facilitated Networking Snack Chat—All of Your Networking Questions Answered!
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Got networking and career questions? Join us in this safe space to connect with others, get all your networking questions answered and move your career forward!


  • Apr
    20
    April 20, 2021

    Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley, will present Recent Advances in the Study of Colloidal Nanocrystals Enabled by In Situ Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    The virtual exhibit features four days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Stela Camera: Hybrid-pixel Electron Detector with GMS for Advanced Electron Diffraction Studies | Gatan
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    Gatan's latest camera, the Stela™, is the only fully integrated hybrid-pixel electron detector with the Gatan Microscopy Suite® (GMS) software for advanced electron diffraction studies. This workshop will highlight the advantages of using this detector for different types of 4D STEM applications.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

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

    Nick Rowe, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, will present Tropical Rain-Forest Plants: A Source of Bio-Inspired New Materials, New Technologies and New Concepts.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Photoluminescence Characterisation of Perovskite Semiconductors | Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.
    11:15 am – 11:30 am

    Virtual Exhibitor Workshop
    The characterisation of perovskite semiconductors for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications with steady-state and transient PL spectroscopy is presented using the Edinburgh Instruments FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer.
    Speakers:  Samantha Redes and Stuart Thomson, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Green Cards for Scientific Researchers-How to Win your Eb-1/N1W 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, Esq.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Women in Materials Science & Engineering Keynote Presentation—Perspectives and Take-Aways from the Global Pandemic
    4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

    A keynote virtual event featuring panelists: Mmantsae Diale (South Africa), Sandra Young (U.S. Military, Japan), Joanne Etheridge (Australia), Payel Chatterjee (Norway), and Rebecca Anthony (Moderator/USA).


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Virtual Yoga Studio | Sponsored by APL Materials
    4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

    APL Materials brings you a chance to take a break and move mindfully! Grab a seat and relax your shoulders! This is a class of simple yoga postures you can do in your chair. Every BODY welcome.


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

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

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


  • Apr
    21
    April 21, 2021

    Virtual Exhibit
    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    The virtual exhibit features four days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Virtual Exhibit
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    The virtual exhibit features four days to chat with exhibitors and explore innovative products and services that could accelerate your research.


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Virtual Magic Show
    3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Virtual Yoga Studio
    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a break to move mindfully! Grab a seat and relax your shoulders! This is a class of simple yoga postures you can do in your chair. Every BODY welcome.


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research
    6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

    Yi Cui, Stanford University, will present Nanotechnology for Sustainability.


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Best Poster Announcement
    7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

    The winners of the Best Poster Award will be announced.


  • Apr
    22
    April 22, 2021

    Science as Art Winner Announcement
    7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

    The winners of the Science as Art competition will be announced.


  • Apr
    23
    April 23, 2021

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

    Iuliana P. Radu, imec, will present How New and old Materials Research and Know-How Extend the Increase in Computation Power.


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