Engineering nature to make materials

New research published within MRS Bulletin explores how materials engineers are 'hacking life' using synthetic biology. This exciting new research could lead to sustainable solutions that benefit the health and technology industries.


Professor Almudena Suarez introduces the EuMW 2017 special issue

Professor Almudena Suarez, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, discusses the European Microwave Week 2017 special issue.…


Quantum materials pave the path for synthetic neuroscience

Exciting new research published in MRS Bulletin reveals how quantum materials are being used within the field of neuroscience to demystify the inner workings of the human brain.


Porous Carbon and Carbonaceous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Growing awareness of increasing global population and energy demand, diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, proliferating environmental pollution, and climate change has driven rapid developments in materials research in energy conversion and storage.


MRS President Sean Hearne on advocating on behalf of the materials research community

Many of us receive at least some, if not all, of our research funds from governmental agencies. These grants may be for advancing the forefronts of existing technologies or for creating a new phase of matter or compound for yet-to-be-discovered applications.


Perspectives on Crinkle-Ruga Structures and Their Novel Properties

Mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, and delamination, are usually considered threats to mechanical integrity, which are to be avoided or reduced in the design of materials and structures.


Calling all postdocs … find out more about the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Professional societies, such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), are making strides toward helping postdoctoral researchers in their careers. MRS has instituted postdoctoral awards and other opportunities to engage postdocs, including involvement in various volunteer activities within MRS, publications, and conferences.


Storing Energy: The race for sustainable solutions

One of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector is how to store our energy when it’s not being used so that we can satisfy the peaks and troughs of our daily energy demands.…