2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Time and time again, "multidisciplinary" research is touted as essential to innovation. That is why, from April 13-17, 2020, researchers working in seemingly unrelated fields will gather in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote, share and discuss issues and developments across disciplines.

The 2020 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

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Symposium Sessions

Abstract Submission
September 26–October 31, 2019

Characterization and Theory

CT01: Artificial Intelligence for Material Design, Processing and Characterizations
CT02: Halide Perovskites—From Lead-Free Materials to Advanced Characterization and Deposition Approaches
CT03: Expanding the Frontiers of Actinide Materials Science Through Experiment and Theory
CT04: Tailored Interphases for High Strength and Functional Composites—Advances in Experiments, Simulations and AI-Based Design
CT05: Defects, Order and Disorder in Structural and Functional Fluorite-Related Compounds
CT06: Local and Global Fluctuations in Plasticity
CT07: Micro-Assembly Technologies and Heterogeneous Integration—Fundamentals to Applications
CT08: Crystallization via Nonclassical Pathways in Synthetic, Biogenic and Geologic Environment

Electronics and Photonics

EL01: Surfaces and Interfaces in Electronics and Photonics
EL02: Advanced Manufacturing of Mixed Dimensional Heterostructures
EL03: Novel Approaches and Material Platforms for Enhanced Light–Matter Interaction, Plasmonics and Metasurfaces
EL04: Materials for Nonlinear and Nonreciprocal Photonics
EL05: Scalable Photonic Material Platforms—Applications and Manufacturing Advances
EL06: Photonic Materials for Information Processing and Computing
EL07: Fundamental Mechanisms and Materials Discovery for Brain-Inspired Computing—Theory and Experiment
EL08: Neuromorphic Materials and Devices for Bioinspired Computing and Artificial Intelligence
EL09: Phase-Change Materials for Electronic and Photonic Nonvolatile Memory and Neuro-Inspired Computing
EL10: Electroactive Ceramics for Information Technologies and Flexible Electronics
EL11: Lead-Free Ferroelectrics and Their Emerging Applications
EL12: Ferroic Materials and Heterostructures for Electronics and Data Storage
EL13: Processing, Microstructure and Multifunctioning of Organic Semiconductors
EL14: New Materials Design for Organic Semiconductors Through Multimodel Characterization and Computational Techniques
EL15: Ultra-Wide Bandgap Materials, Devices and Systems

Energy, Storage and Conversion

EN01: Next Steps for Perovskite Photovoltaics and Beyond
EN02: Caloric Materials for Sustainable Cooling Applications
EN03: Solar-Energy Conversion for Sustainable Water-Energy-Environmental Nexus
EN04: Dual-Ion Batteries as an Emerging Technology for Sustainable Energy Storage—Anion Storage Materials and Full Dual-Ion Battery Devices
EN05: Low-Cost Aqueous Rechargeable Battery Technologies
EN06: Rational Designed Hierarchical Nanostructures for Photocatalytic System
EN07: Next-Generation Electrical Energy Storage—Beyond Intercalation-Type Lithium Ion
EN08: Multivalent-Based Electrochemical Energy Storage
EN09: Flow-Based Open Electrochemical Systems
EN10: Emerging Inorganic Semiconductors for Solar-Energy Conversion
EN11: Materials, Modeling and Technoeconomic Impacts for Large-Scale Hydrogen and Energy Applications
EN12: Materials for Safe and Sustainable Electrochemical Energy Storage

Nanoscale and Quantum Materials

NM01: Nanodiamonds—Synthesis, Properties and Applications
NM02: Colloidal Nanoparticles—From Synthesis to Applications
NM03: Nanomanipulation of Materials
NM04: Nanosafety
NM05: 1D Carbon Electronics—From Synthesis to Applications
NM06: Theory and Characterization of 2D Materials—Bridging Atomic Structure and Device Performance
NM07: Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials Out of Equilibrium
NM08: 2D Atomic and Molecular Sheets—Electronic and Photonic Properties and Device Applications
NM09: Layered van der Waals Heterostructures—Synthesis, Physical Phenomena and Devices
NM10: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of 2D MXenes
NM11: Topological and Quantum Phenomena in Oxides and Oxide Heterostructures
NM12: Synthesis and Control of Bulk Dirac or Topological Materials

Soft Materials and Biomaterials

SM01: Organ-on-a-Chip—Toward Personalized Precision Medicine
SM02: Progress in Open-Space Microfluidics—From Nanoscience, Manufacturing to Biomedicine
SM03: Flexible, Stretchable Biointegrated Materials, Devices and Related Mechanics
SM04: Fundamental Materials, Devices and Fabrication Innovations for Biointegrated and Bioinspired Electronics
SM05: Engineered Functional Multicellular Circuits, Devices and Systems
SM06: Soft Organic and Hybrid Materials for Biointerfacing—Materials, Processes and Applications
SM07: Bioinspired Synthesis and Manufacturing of Materials
SM08: Emerging Strategies and Applications of Intracellular Drug Delivery
SM09: Advances in 3D Printing for Medical Applications