Exploring the “Matterverse” with Nanomaterial Megalibraries –2022 MRS Medalist Chad Mirkin

The MRS Medal recognizes an exceptional achievement in materials research in the past ten years. MRS TV speaks with 2022 MRS Medalist Chad Mirkin, for the invention and implementation of nanoparticle mega-libraries for materials discovery. Dr. Mirkin’s award talk is titled “Exploring the ‘Matterverse’ with Nanomaterial Megalibraries. Find out more about the MRS Medal at https://www.mrs.org/medal.


2022 MRS Fall Meeting Plenary/Kavli Lecture with Jenny Nelson,Imperial College London

The Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science is presented at every MRS Meeting. MRS TV speaks with the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting speaker, Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London about her presentation “Optimizing Solar Energy Conversion in Molecular Electronic Materials.”


Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050: Enabling a Circular Polymer Bioeconomy

“Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050” is an ongoing event held at MRS Spring and Fall Meetings. At the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting, the panel discussed “Enabling a Circular Polymer Bioeconomy.” MRS TV speaks with panelists Jill Martin of The Dow Chemical Company and Rachel Meidl of Rice University.


Machine Learning in Materials Science Tutorial Session

Methods rooted in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence have become necessary components of materials design endeavors, being frequently applied in conjunction with both computational and experimental data. This tutorial session at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting presents an overview of key machine learning concepts.

MRS TV talks with instructor Arun Mannodi Kanakkithodi about this day-long tutorial session, which is intended to be the first of a series of tutorial sessions to be presented at upcoming MRS meetings.


2022 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs Laura Herz and Will Dichtel

MRS Meeting Chairs are volunteers from the MRS membership who devote a significant amount of time and effort to shape and develop an MRS meeting.  In this interview with MRS TV, 2022 MRS Fall Meeting chairs Laura Herz and Will Dichtel discuss highlights from the meeting as well as the role of the Meeting Chair.



In case you missed it ... Interviews with MRS-TV

Several special events took place at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit that contributed to the materials discussion. MRS-TV interviewed some of the organizers of these events.

Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050: Is Hydrogen the Fuel of Future?

There are high hopes for the use of hydrogen to help decarbonize transportation, industry and power generation. Materials science has an important part to play. Materials advances are needed to improve the performance and affordability of existing H2-based technologies, enable new technologies capable of replacing fossil fuel-based systems and provide alternatives for materials that may have economic or sociopolitical limitations in their supply chains.


40 Years of Semiconductor Research Corporation

The 2022 MRS Spring Meeting featured a panel discussion with experts in the field of semiconductors from industry and academia who discussed the 2030 Decadal Plan for semiconductors. MRS TV speaks with one of the panelists from this session.


Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry

Deciding between a career in academia or industry is one of the most critical decisions for students and early-career scientists. In the “Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry,” panelists focused on factors to consider when transitioning from academia to industry (and vice versa), which could include career advancement, salary, work-life balance, workplace culture as well as individual skills, qualifications, and career goals. MRS TV spoke with event moderators and co-organizers Eva Hemmer and Elisabetta Ruggeri about the event.

New Journal of Materials Research Editor Ramamoorthy Ramesh

MRS TV talks to Ramamoorthy Ramesh, recently named the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Materials Research (JMR).


MRS Postdoctoral Award recipient Aditya Sood

MRS Postdoctoral Award winner Aditya Sood of Stanford University discusses his award talk, “Towards Ultrafast Atomistic "Movies" of Operating Nano-electronic Devices.” Sood was awarded for pioneering correlated dynamic structure and transport studies, and the discovery of a new electrically-triggered metastable phase in an operating device.