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Symposia—Sustainability

 Materials Research Society FoundationA cluster of symposia at MRS meetings typically covers energy and sustainability. The list below includes many of the sustainability-related topics. For energy-related topics, see Symposia—Energy, some of which may also have a sustainability component. These topics are just a subset of the interdisciplinary topics covered by MRS. For full meeting details and for earlier meetings, see http://www.mrs.org/meetings-events/.


2019 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium ES13—Materials Selection and Design—A Tool to Enable Sustainable Materials Development and a Reduced Materials Footprint
    Program & Abstracts | Tutorial
  • Symposium ES14—Materials Circular Economy for Urban Sustainability
    Program & Abstracts 

2018 MRS Fall Meeting

2017 MRS Fall Meeting

2016 MRS Spring Meeting

2014 MRS Fall Meeting

2014 MRS Spring Meeting

2013 MRS Fall Meeting:

  • Symposium Z: Sustainable Solar-Energy Conversion Using Earth-Abundant Materials
    Program & Abstracts

2013 MRS Spring Meeting

2012 MRS Fall Meeting

2012 MRS Spring Meeting

2011 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium D: Sustainable Synthesis of Nanomaterials
  • Symposium GG: Safety and Toxicity Control of Nanomaterials

2011 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium D: Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability
  • Symposium N: Recent Developments in Materials for Hydrogen Storage and Carbon-Capture Technologies

2010 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium RR: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Safe Nanotechnologies

XIX International Materials Research Congress 2010

  • Symposium 16: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

2010 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium AA: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXIV

2009 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium S: Organic Materials and Devices for Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Symposium AA: Renewable Biomaterials and Bioenergy Current Developments and Challenges
  • Symposium BB: Materials Synthesis and Process Towards Green Chemistry

XVIII International Materials Research Congress 2009

  • Symposium 10: Ecomaterials and Climate Change
  • Symposium 23: Water Forum

2009 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium O: Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability
  • Symposium Q: Materials Science of Water Purification
  • Symposium R: Materials for Renewable Energy at the Society and Technology Nexus
  • Symposium S: Materials in Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry for Environmental Applications and H2 Generation

2008 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium Q: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXXII
  • Symposium QQ: Synthesis and Processing of Organic and Polymeric Functional Materials for a Sustainable Energy Economy

International Materials Research Conference 2008

  • Symposium A: Eco/Environmental Materials
  • Symposium B: Sustainable Energy Materials

2008 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium MM: Health and Environmental Impacts of Nanoscale Materials-Safety by Design

2007 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium R: Life Cycle Analysis for New Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Symposium V: Materials Science of Water Purification

2007 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium W: Materials for Architecture

2006 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium NN: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXX

2006 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium JJ: Materials Science of Water Purification

2005 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium C: Material Innovations for High-Performance Building Systems
  • Symposium G: Life-Cycle Analysis Tools for “Green” Materials and Process Selection
  • Symposium S: Nanomaterials and the Environment

2004 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium CC: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVIII

2002 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium II: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXVI

2001 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium JJ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV

2001 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium CC: Nuclear Waste Containment Materials

2000 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium FF: Materials Science of High-Performance Concrete

1999 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium GG: Transport Properties and Microstructure of Cement-Based Systems
  • Symposium QQ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIII
     

1998 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium QQ: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXII

1996 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium L: Environment, Safety and Health Issues in IC-Production 
  • Symposium II: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XX 

1996 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Z: Environmentally Degradable Polymers 

1995 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium R: Mechanisms of Chemical Degradation of Cement-Based Systems 
  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XIX 
  • Symposium AA: Low-Cost Manufacturing of Materials 

1995 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Y: Materials for Environmental Protection—The Control of Air Quality 

1994 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium Va: Microstructure of Cement-based Systems 
  • Symposium Vb: Bonding and Interfaces in Cementitious Materials 

1994 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium I: Materials and Processes for Environmental Protection 
  • Symposium J: Environmental Sciences 
  • Symposium R: Materials for Separation Technology 

1993 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XVII 

1992 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium V: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XVI 

1992 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium Ia: Materials Interactions Relevant to Recycling of Wood-Based Materials 
  • Symposium Ic: Materials for Separation Technology

1991 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium K: Advanced Cementitious Systems Mechanics and Properties 

1991 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium W: Environmentally-Conscious Materials Processing 

1990 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium O: Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Materials 

1989 MRS Fall Meeting

  • Symposium U: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XIII 
  • Symposium W: Fly Ash and Coal Conversion By-Products Characterization, Utilization and Disposal VI 
  • Symposium Y: Specialty Cements with Advanced Properties 

1989 MRS Spring Meeting

  • Symposium P: Materials Problems of Infrastructure How New Materials Technology Can Solve Them