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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.

Won again he has - 'MXene Yoda' wins art competition

Nanowerk | June 12, 2019

Armin VahidMohammadi, a doctoral student in materials engineering, has taken home a blue ribbon from the prestigious Materials Research Society’s semi-annual Science as Art competition for a depiction of the “Star Wars” character Yoda rendered from a family of 2-D nanomaterials called MXenes.

How to Become a Scientist-Communicator

Scientific American | May 15, 2019

Opportunities are everywhere and training opens the way.  Workshops at Stanford University and at a meeting of the Materials Research Society are good examples.

'Serial Inventor' Wins National Award

Albuquerque Journal | May 11, 2019

Hongyou Fan is the recipient of the Materials Research Society's Mid-Career Researcher's Award.   He has more than 20 patents to his name.

Notre Dame's Mary E. Galvin Elected to Materials Research Society Fellows

Notre Dame News | May 8, 2019

Mary E. Galvin has been elected to the 2019 class of Materials Research Society Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through their research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the worldwide advancement of materials research.

Haldor Topsoe Scientist, Stig Helveg, Receives Award

World Fertilizer Magazine | May 7, 2019

Stig Helveg has been honored with the 2019 Innovation in Materials Characterization Award for his accomplishments in electron microscopy advances in catalysis.

ORNL’s Sheng Dai Elected Materials Research Society Fellow

Printed Electronics Now | May 2, 2019

Sheng Dai has been elected fellow of the Materials Research Society. Dai, leader of the Nanomaterials Chemistry group in ORNL’s Chemical Sciences Division, was cited “for significant and sustained contributions in pioneering and developing novel synthetic methods for functional carbon materials for energy applications.”

The Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering, Dr. Haiyan Wang, has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society

Purdue University Materials Engineering News | April 19, 2019

Dr. Wang specializes in thin film epitaxy, nanocomposite designs and functional materials for high temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, multiferroics, spintronics, plasmonics and optics.

Helium Users Grapple with Supply Crunch

FYI Bulletin | April 9, 2019

A 2016 report from the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society estimated that 400 U.S. research groups, mostly in the physical sciences, rely on liquid helium for experiments. In addition, research groups that use liquid-helium-enabled instrumentation, such as NMR spectrometers and superconducting quantum interference devices, number in the thousands.

Laser focus sheds light on two sources of nanoparticle formation

Nanowerk News | April 4, 2019

Although previous research shows that metal nanoparticles have properties useful for various biomedical applications, many mysteries remain regarding how these tiny materials form, including the processes that generate size variations. To crack this case, a team of scientists turned to computational sleuthing tactics.

Professor Receives Mid-Career Researcher Award

UNM Newsroom | March 31, 2019

Hongyou Fan, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of New Mexico, has been selected for the 2019 Mid-Career Researcher Award by the Materials Research Society.  This award recognizes exceptional achievements in materials research made by those in the middle of their careers, as well as notable leadership in the materials area.

Chabinyc Named Materials Research Society Fellow

The UCSB Current | March 28, 2019

Professor Michael Chabinyc, chair of the Materials Department at the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). 

Perovskite Stories from Around the World

ACS Energy Letters | March 21, 2019

David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science and Bar-Ilan University, Israel, reflects on the development of the 2013 Rump Session on perovskites held at the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting.

Trolier-McKinstry elected member of National Academy of Engineering

Penn State News | February 26, 2019

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, an MRS Past President and the Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Penn State, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Materials Scientist Named to Board of International Organization

UTD News Center | February 21, 2019

Dr. Monica Jung de Andrade, a research scientist at the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS), an international professional organization of more than 14,500 materials researchers from academia, industry and government.

Raman named Sloan Research Fellow

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Newsroom | February 19, 2019

Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, was among 126 outstanding young researchers selected to receive a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today. Raman was most recently selected by MRS for the inaugural Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy, which recognizes an early-career professional for the development of novel sustainable solutions for the realization of renewable sources of energy.

Five Towns students present high-caliber science research at the Materials Research Society meeting in Boston

LIHerald.com | January 3, 2019

A trio of students from a couple of Five Towns high schools presented their research projects at the Materials Research Society meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Nov. 25 to 30.