Writing for MRS Meeting Scene 2019!

A2i-191A summery hello from Raleigh, North Carolina! My name is Kony Chatterjee and I am a PhD student in the Fiber and Polymer Science Program at North Carolina State University's Wilson College of Textiles. My research focuses on smart textiles and flexible electronics, and I am presenting our research on flexible fiber-based sensors at MRS Spring 2019's Session EP04.15: Soft Electronics - Manufacturing and Design II. My presentation is on April 26, 2019 from 4:30pm. 

Given all the research around smart textiles, I am especially excited about sessions on Functional Materials and Applications for Soft Electronics, Wearable Sensors and Devices, Robotics Prosthetics and Eskin, and Soft and Stretchable Systems and Applications. The meeting is just a few days away and as someone who has never attended an MRS conference or been to Phoenix, I am doubly excited to do two new things for an entire week! It's also really exciting to be able to blog during the conference and convey some of the exciting research coming up in the next few days. To know more about the various symposia and meeting clusters, you can click here


However, it isn't just the research that is going to be a great experience, but also the various events and activities organized over the entire week from April 22 - 26, 2019. I have already signed up for the MRS Career Fair and the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Breakfast! Additionally, I am also looking forward to all the great posters and awards and talks that will be going on during the meeting. To know more about the various activities and events that will happen at the MRS Spring 2019 Meeting & Exhibit, click here

To connect with me, you can reach out on LinkedIn and to know more about my publications, you can visit my Google Scholar link here. Excited to see everyone at the upcoming Spring Meeting! 

Student and post-doc reporters and bloggers for the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting—Applications now being accepted


Graduate students and post-docs who are interested in contributing to the Meeting Scene® newsletter and the Meeting Blog for the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting are encouraged to apply. Reporters will be required to attend talks in a variety of symposia and write brief summaries (100-250 words) of four talks each day; bloggers will be required to post at least five items per day and also tweet about their experiences at the meeting. For completing these daily assignments, reporters and bloggers will receive reimbursement up to the student registration rate and a $50 stipend.

To apply, please send an email to newseditor@mrs.org stating your qualifications and your reasons for wanting to report or blog for us. We need only four reporters and four bloggers, so we will not be able to accept everyone who applies. We look forward to hearing from you! #s19mrs 

Thank you!

The 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit came to a successful conclusion on Friday, November 30, with over 6,500 attendees and 234 exhibitors. Our congratulations go to Meeting Chairs Kristen H. Brosnan, David A. LaVan, Patrycja Paruch, Joan M. Redwing, and Takao Someya for putting together an excellent technical program along with various special events. MRS would also like to thank all the Symposium Organizers, Session Chairs, and Symposium Assistants for their part in the success of this meeting. A thank you goes to the Exhibitors, Symposium Support, and to the sponsors of the special events and activities.

Contributors to news on the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit include Meeting Scene reporters Daniel Gregory, Sean Langan, Hortense Le Ferrand (@HortenseLeFerra), Tianyu Liu (@Tianyuliu_Chem), Judy Meiksin (@Judy_Meiksin), Don Monroe, Arthur L. Robinson, Arundhati Sengupta, and Ashley White; Bloggers JuFang Hu (@Jufang6), Biplab Sarkar (@biplab_chem), Armin VahidMohammadi (@armin_vm), and Jingyi Yang (@JingyiYang14); and photographers Stephanie Gabborin and Heather Shick; with newsletter production by Jacqueline DuMont and Shayla Poling, and newsletter design by Erin Hasinger.

Thank you to MRS Meeting Scene sponsors SPI Supplies, Harrick Plasma, National Electrostatics Corp., Goodfellow Corporation, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc., American Elements, Wiley, Rigaku, JEOL USA, Inc., Bruker, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.       

Thank you for subscribing to the MRS Meeting Scene newsletters from the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit. We hope you enjoyed reading them and continue your subscription as we launch into the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit - the conversation already started at #s19mrs! We welcome your comments and feedback.

Boston - An Impressive City

MRS Fall meetings are indeed in a great city, and I think that's what makes MRS fall meetings a little bit different than other materials-related conferences throughout the year. Boston is a city full of energy and places to discover. Yes, the weather is a little bit chilly at this time of the year in Boston, and this might make it difficult for most of the attendees to go around the city and explore it when they are done with the conference. However, despite the cold weather, there are still lots of nice places, restaurants, and activities that one can go or do in Boston. Notably, the streets around the conference venue are great. The Prudential Center, shops and restaurants in Newbury street, and all other nice places that are located close to the Hynes Convention Center provide an excellent experience for all MRS attendees and visitors. Don't forget to explore Boston next time you are in MRS - or if you are spending a couple of more days here before you head back. It's an impressive city.

Last day at the Fall '18 Conference

It's a bit bittersweet — the Fall Meeting is almost over. The sessions are still ongoing. I especially enjoyed the BM04 and BM09 sessions.

The venue was excellent and and the poster sessions were definitely very informative for me. Thanks to the caterers for the excellent food and coffee!

See y'all next Spring in Phoenix! In the meantime, if you would like to get the updates from MRS, please follow @Materials_MRS on twitter.