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September 2020

MRS Bulletin interviews president of MRS about the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Gopal R. Rao, Chief Editor for Technical Content, interviews IBM T.J. Watson Research Center researcher Matt Copel, president of the Materials Research Society, about plans for the unprecedented virtual meeting of the 2020 MRS Spring and Fall Meeting, held jointly. For more information, see



The 2020 MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit is Going Virtual!

For nearly 50 years, researchers from around the world have converged in Boston for the preeminent materials event of the year—the MRS Fall Meeting. This fall, the materials community will come together once again, in a new format indicative of our times. Due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and its impact on our daily lives worldwide, MRS will convene the joint 2020 MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit, originally scheduled for November 28  ̶  December 4, as a fully virtual event. 

Without a doubt, the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting & Exhibit will continue to be the valuable and scientifically stimulating event to which we have all become accustomed. You can access and enjoy:

  • inspiring plenary and invited talks from world-renowned materials scientists
  • thought-provoking technical symposia
  • networking, Q&A sessions and professional development events
  • interacting with vendors and collecting valuable information via the virtual exhibit
  • a wide variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • and so much more
  • … all from the risk-free comfort and safety of your home or office!  No travel and/or visas required.

If you missed our earlier abstract submission deadline, not to worry.  An extended LATE NEWS—HOT TOPIC Call for Papers for the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting will open in early September.  Additional details and registration information will be announced soon, and up-to-date information will also be available on the Meeting website and FAQ page.