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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.

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.

Tiny implantable wireless devices could help people repair nerves and lose weight

Science | December 12, 2018

Implanted electronics can steady hearts, calm tremors, and heal wounds—but at a cost. These machines are often large, obtrusive contraptions with batteries and wires, which require surgery to implant and sometimes need replacement. That's changing. At a meeting of the Materials Research Society here last month, biomedical engineers unveiled bioelectronics that can do more in less space, require no batteries, and can even dissolve when no longer needed.

Professor honors legacy of renowned materials scientist by finishing textbook

Penn State News | December 11, 2018

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, the Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State, and former MRS President, had a close, long-time working relationship with renowned materials scientist Robert E. Newnham. After Newnham fell ill shortly after the two began collaboration on a textbook, Trolier-McKinstry promised him that she would finish it in his honor. The textbook, “Materials Engineering: Bonding, Structure, and Structure-Property Relationships,” was published in December 2017 by MRS and Cambridge University Press.

Novel tools reveal material secrets

Physics World | November 26, 2018

At this week’s meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, US, scientists from all over the world will be sizing up the latest equipment for materials characterization. Highlights included an affordable and versatile platform for analytical chemistry and electrochemistry  that combines an inverted optical microscope (IOM) with an atomic force microscope to enable advanced research on materials such as membranes, organic devices and electronics, and biological and pathological samples; and a tunable continuous-wave laser that has been specifically designed for demanding applications in nanophotonics, atomic physics, and quantum optics.

Rigaku Presents Latest X-Ray Analytical Solutions at 2018 MRS Fall Meeting

Business Insider | November 23, 2018

Rigaku Corporation is presenting its diverse lines of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Raman spectroscopy instrumentation at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Sunday November 25 to Friday, November 30, 2018.

Hideo Hosono Receives 2018 Von Hippel Award

Asian Scientist | November 20, 2018

Professor Hideo Hosono, director of the Materials Research Center for Elementary Strategy at the Tokyo Instiitute of Technology has been conferred the Von Hippel Award, the highest honor given by the Materials Research Society (MRS) of the US. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: https://www.asianscientist.com/2018/11/topnews/hideo-hosono-von-hippel-award/

Researchers develop shoe insoles to improve convenience of healing diabetic ulcers

The Exponent | November 19, 2018

Thanks to researchers at Purdue, the healing process for the 15 percent of Americans that suffer with ulcers formed from diabetes may soon become much more portable. One of the researchers on the project, Babak Ziaie, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, says the team has created a shoe insole that allows oxygen, one way to heal ulcers, to reach the ulcer throughout the day, allowing for more mobility for the patient. This research was recently published in MRS Communications.