2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

PowerPoint Karaoke

Wednesday, April 24
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sheraton, Second Level, Deer Valley

Material Research Society FoundationThe debut of PowerPoint Karaoke at the Spring Meeting attracted an audience of nearly 100 to watch participants present 14 PowerPoint slides.  The competition was able to have a broader reach since some of the 19 participants were unable to be in Phoenix, yet were able to submit a slide.

PowerPoint Karaoke challenged both the author of a slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills while under a strict time limit.

Award winners were selected by a People's Choice vote and by a jury.

Juried Winners
Presenter:  Thomas Beechem, Sandia National Laboratory
Author: David Graf, University of Cologne

People's Choice
Presenter:  Kanit Hantanasirisakul, Drexel University
Author: David Graf, University of Cologne

PowerPoint Karaoke Spring 19

Organizers hope to repeat the event at future MRS meetings.  Learn more about the event on the Meeting Scene Blog.


  • Christoph Bohr, University of Cologne
  • Simranjit Grewal, University of California, Merced
  • Duanduan Han, Texas A&M University
  • Milton Muñoz, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí 
  • Daniel Stadler, University of Cologne