PowerPoint™ Karaoke

PowerPoint™ Karaoke

Dec 3, 2021

PowerPoint Karaoke challenges both the author of the slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills. Please join us for this fun virtual event that is open to the global MRS community.

Research Funding Opportunities - National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research

Research Funding Opportunities - National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research

Dec 9, 2021

This session, led by Dr. Linda Sapochak, describes the funding opportunities available from the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research.

Research Funding Opportunities - Office of Naval Research

Research Funding Opportunities - Office of Naval Research

Dec 10, 2021

This session, led by Dr. Antti Makinen, describes the funding opportunities available from the Office of Naval Research.

Research Funding Opportunities - Department of Defense Office of Basic Research

Research Funding Opportunities - Department of Defense Office of Basic Research

Dec 10, 2021


This session, led by Dr. Bindu Nair, describes the funding opportunities available from the Department of Defense Office of Basic Research.

 Research Funding Opportunities - Department of Energy - Basic Energy Sciences

Research Funding Opportunities - Department of Energy - Basic Energy Sciences

Dec 13, 2021

The presentation, led by Dr. Andrew Schwartz, will provide an overview of the fundamental materials research activities, including national user facilities for materials sciences research, that are supported by DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).

Advanced Characterization Methods of Electrochemical Materials and Interphases for Better Batteries

Advanced Characterization Methods of Electrochemical Materials and Interphases for Better Batteries

Dec 14, 2021

Don’t miss the first of four monthly webinars in our Advanced Characterization Methods for Battery Innovations Webinar Series, where experts will discuss how you can adopt advanced characterization methods that will help you understand battery materials and interphases in your quest for better batteries.

In this first webinar Dr. Y. Shirley Meng, Professor, University of California San Diego (UCSD), will discuss how advanced characterization methods, such as cryogenic electron microscope techniques (cryo-TEM/cryo-FIB) and plasma FIB-SEM, facilitate the understanding of battery materials (thick cathode, Li metal, solid state electrolyte) and interphases for better batteries.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • Different battery materials and technology trends
  • Advanced electron microscope characterization methods
  • Advanced diagnostic methods that facilitate battery research

This event is presented and sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Materials for Electrification of Everything

Materials for Electrification of Everything

Dec 15, 2021

With the recent dramatic decrease in the cost of renewable electrons, there is a growing opportunity for materials to play a critical role in the transformation of how we use these electrons. The December, 2021 issue of MRS Bulletin focuses on this trend, which some have termed the “electrification of everything”—with a fundamental assumption that by electrifying everything from transportation to the chemical industry through the use of renewable electrons, we can potentially create a carbon-free energy system.

The talks in this webinar will be presented by authors from the issue, and an interactive Q&A session will follow each talk.

Co-presented with ECS, the Electrochemical Society

Electric Field Control of Magnetism for Beyond CMOS Electronics

Electric Field Control of Magnetism for Beyond CMOS Electronics

Dec 16, 2021

Complex perovskite oxides exhibit a rich spectrum of functional responses, including magnetism, ferroelectricity, highly correlated electron behavior, superconductivity, etc. The basic materials physics of such materials provide the ideal playground for interdisciplinary scientific exploration with an eye towards real applications. Over the past decade the oxide community has been exploring the science of such materials as crystals and in thin film form by creating epitaxial heterostructures and nanostructures. Among the large number of materials systems, there exists a small set of materials which exhibit multiple order parameters; these are known as multiferroics, particularly, the coexistence of ferroelectricity and some form of ordered magnetism (typically antiferromagnetism). The scientific community has been able to demonstrate electric field control of both antiferromagnetism and ferromagnetism at room temperature. Current work under the SRC-JUMP program is focused on ultralow energy (1 attoJoule/operation) electric field manipulation of magnetism as the backbone for the next generation of ultralow power electronics. We are exploring many pathways to get to this goal. In this talk, I will describe our progress to date on this exciting possibility. The webinar will conclude with a summary of where the future research is going.

Sponsored and presented by National Tsing Hua University

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Translation of 3D-Printed Materials for Medical Applications

Translation of 3D-Printed Materials for Medical Applications

Jan 19, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the January, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

High Entropy Alloys

High Entropy Alloys

Feb 23, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the February, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Rare Earth Elements in Materials Science

Rare Earth Elements in Materials Science

Mar 23, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the March, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Materials for Carbon Capture Technologies

Materials for Carbon Capture Technologies

Apr 20, 2022


Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the April, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Materials for Ultra-Efficient, High-Speed Optoelectronics

Materials for Ultra-Efficient, High-Speed Optoelectronics

May 25, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the May, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Heusler and Half-Heusler Compounds

Heusler and Half-Heusler Compounds

Jun 22, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the June, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

Correlative Microscopy with Atom Probe Tomography

Correlative Microscopy with Atom Probe Tomography

Jul 20, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the July, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.

100 Years after Griffith: From Brittle Bulk Fracture to Failure in 2D Materials

100 Years after Griffith: From Brittle Bulk Fracture to Failure in 2D Materials

Aug 24, 2022

Details for this event will be announced shortly. This webinar is presented in conjunction with the August, 2022 issue of MRS Bulletin.