The Materials Research Society Congratulates the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 winners

Copyright © Nobel Media 2019. Illustration: Niklas Elmeh   Congratulations to John B. Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin, M.


Ognjen awarded MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Ognjen Ilic has been selected to receive the 2019 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize.


Launching a new cover competition for MRS Communications

MRS Communications aims to be the premier journal for submitting the best research studies and results in a succinct research letter format along with reviews (Perspectives) that are considered vanguards of the development of their respective fields and lay the groundwork for future research directions.


Innovative AI system could help make fuel cells more efficient

An artificial intelligence system developed by a Cornell-led team has identified a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells – a potential breakthrough in both materials science and machine learning.


3D-printed biomaterials and biomedical devices improve quality of life

My first encounter with 3D printing—beyond the occasional sighting of the written term—took place at a booth in the exhibit hall of a gaming convention.…


Y. Shirley Meng Named Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability

The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the appointment of Y. Shirley Meng, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as Editor-in-Chief of MRS Energy & Sustainability.


The challenges of openness, transparency and impact in a data-driven world

Data science is a broad, interdisciplinary field being that in the UK is being shaped by the activities of the Turing Institute.…


Product co-creation: together we can build something wonderful

Co-creation is not a new idea. For years companies have been seeking advice from their customers about how they can improve their products and services, either by asking directly, by quietly listening, or by learning from data.…


Why experiments matter

The experiments that students first encounter at college or university can be real passion-killers, consisting of time-worn experiments, supplied with detailed and prescriptive instructions leading to predictable and uninspiring outcomes. When students become truly active in their pursuit of learning they become immersed in processes and practices core to science and engineering.


mm-Wave Research in Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits (NCIC) Labs

I was obviously intrigued to be part of this team [of authors], as there was no question in my mind that Ali [Niknejad] and Gernot [Hueber] will be doing a great job in terms of organizing an effort to create the first book on millimeter-wave circuits for 5G applications


On the Cover of HPL: Bremsstrahlung emission from high power laser interactions with constrained targets for industrial radiography

Due to the range of size, density, and resolution demands associated with industrial X-ray radiography, there is not a source that is “one-size fits all”... Altering the source characteristics to deliver what is needed requires continued study. This publication explores the X-ray emission from spatially constrained targets compared to standard foil targets. The research results are published in High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Volume 7, No. 2, 2019 (Armstrong, C. D. , et al. Bremsstrahlung emission from high power laser interactions with constrained targets for industrial radiography.)


The Berkeley Tale of 5G

“The faculty and staff at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) have a great tradition of meeting at a remote location to discuss new research directions for our center. It was during one of these meetings in Sausalito, CA (December 2013) that the vision for “xG” was born; see the figure below. To explain the origin of this figure, as a wireless research center, we are always looking at the world of wireless communication and trying to guess (and hopefully set) the research agenda in the right direction. We were compelled by a vision that involved the use of very high frequencies (mm-wave frequencies) to allow hundreds if not thousands of antennas to be integrated into small basestations (or access points) that formed a directional wireless mesh network, obviating the need for a fiber backhaul.”