MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize: inaugural recipient announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is being recognized for his combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific publications, and science communication efforts.


Quantum materials: Where many paths converge

The arena of quantum materials, wherein quantum aspects assert themselves in behavior and properties, may be unfamiliar territory to many.


Waste not, want not: A Chicago sustainability story

The story of Chicago’s development is inextricably linked to its relationship with the natural environment, beginning 16,000 years ago when an enormous glacier sat on (and flattened) the land. Ever since, urban planners and policymakers have grappled with how to manage a city built on flat, swampy land, and what to do with the animal and human waste that accumulates in urban environments.


Cell biology needs you (the materials scientist/engineer)!

For the most part, since the establishment of reliable methods for extracting and culturing cells in the lab (in vitro), biologists have cultured these cells in dishes or plates, usually glass or plastic.…


Nanofibres in a spin

Nano-materials are seen as the future in fields as diverse as medicine, technology and chemistry, but the methods used to create them are not yet fully understood.…


3D Bioprinting of Organs

The August issue of MRS Bulletin features papers on 3D bioprinting of organs.


Why US battery startups fail – and how to fix it

A new study published in MRS Energy & Sustainability investigates why so many of these American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model.


JMR Focus Issue: Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Biosensors

The following is a summary of the introductory Editorial from the August Journal of Materials Research Focus issue on Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Biosensors.