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.

 

 


MRS Communications Lecture featuring Andreas Lendlein

The MRS Communications Lecture Prize recognizes excellence in the field of materials research through work published in MRS Communications. It is intended to honor the authors of an outstanding paper published in the journal during the preceding year. Andreas Lendlein of the University of Potsdam was awarded this for his article, “Bio-inspired and computer-supported design of modulated shape changes in polymer materials,” which was published in MRS Communications in July 2021. Lendlein's presentation is available online through June 30, 2022.

 

 


Plenary & Featured Talks available online through June 30, 2022

Today is the last day of the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit. A great benefit of the hybrid design is that some of the talks are available on the virtual platform through June 30, 2022. This includes the Plenary and Featured Talks - which means all of the presentations given in Symposium X: Frontiers of Materials Research!

As a preview to the Symposium X speakers, here are two of the interviews done with MRS-TV.

"From Atom to System—Tera-Scale Energy Transition with Better Batteries” – Symposium X speaker Y. Shirley Meng

 

The Light Stuff: Enabling Sustainable, Product-Selective Photocatalysts with Plasmonics – Symposium X speaker Jennifer Dionne of Stanford University

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The Rise of 2D Halide Perovskites – Symposium X speaker Aditya Mohite of Rice University

Two-dimensional halide perovskites (2D-HaP) are a sub-class of 3D perovskites, which have emerged as a new class of solution-processed organic-inorganic (hybrid) low-dimensional semiconductors. 2022 MRS Spring Meeting Symposium X speaker Aditya Mohite discusses his work on 2D-HaPs ranging from the fundamental light-induced structural behaviors, and solvation dynamics to control homogeneity of layer thickness, novel photo-physical behaviors, charge transport and their role in a high-efficiency optoelectronic device, with technologically relevant durability. Mohite's presentation can be viewed online through June 30, 2022.

 

 


Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science - MRS-TV Interview

Sossina Haile of Northwestern University discusses her Plenary address to the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting, titled “Vignettes in Solid State Electrochemistry for Sustainable Energy Technologies.” Haile's presentation can be viewed online through June 30, 2022.