2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

  • 2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

  • November 29-December 4, 2015
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

2015 MRS Fall Meeting Symposia

Note: The MRS/E—MRS Bilateral Energy Conference will be comprised of the energy-related symposia at the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting*.

Symposium A—Engaged Learning of Materials Science and Engineering in the 21st Century

Biomaterials and Soft Materials

Symposium B—Stretchable and Active Polymers and Composites for Energy and Medicine
Symposium C—Tough, Smart and Printable Hydrogel Materials
Symposium D—Biological and Bioinspired Materials in Photonics and Electronics—Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Symposium E—Engineering and Application of Bioinspired Materials
Symposium F—Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering
Symposium G—Plasma Processing and Diagnostics for Life Sciences
Symposium H—Multifunctionality in Polymer—Based Materials, Gel and Interfaces
Symposium I—Nanocellulose Materials and Beyond—Nanoscience, Structures, Nanomanufacturing and Devices
Symposium J—Wetting and Soft Electrokinetics
Symposium K—Materials Science, Technology and Devices for Cancer Modeling, Diagnosis and Treatment
Symposium L—Nanofunctional Materials, Nanostructures and Nanodevices for Biomedical Applications

Nanomaterials and Synthesis

Symposium M—Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Materials for Biomedical Devices
Symposium N—Magnetic Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Energy Applications
Symposium O—Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion
Symposium P—Synthesis and Applications of Nanowires and Hybrid 1D-0D/2D/3D Semiconductor Nanostructures
Symposium Q—Nano Carbon Materials—1D to 3D
Symposium R—Harsh Environment Sensing—Functional Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites, Materials for Associated Packaging and Electrical Components and Sensing

Mechanical Behavior and Failure of Materials

Symposium S—Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale
Symposium T—Strength and Failure at the Micro- and Nanoscale—From Fundamentals to Applications
Symposium U—Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties in Interface-Dominated Metallic Materials
Symposium V—Gradient and Laminate Materials
Symposium W—Materials under Extreme Environments (MuEE)
Symposium Y—Shape Programmable Materials

Electronics and Photonics

Symposium Z—Molecularly Ordered Organic and Polymer Semiconductors—Fundamentals and Devices
Symposium AA—Organic Semiconductors—Surface, Interface and Bulk Doping
Symposium BB—Innovative Fabrication and Processing Methods for Organic and Hybrid Electronics
Symposium CC—Organic Bioelectronics—From Biosensing Platforms to Implantable Nanodevices
Symposium DD—Diamond Electronics, Sensors and Biotechnology—Fundamentals to Applications
Symposium EE—Beyond Graphene—2D Materials and Their Applications
Symposium FF—Integration of Functional Oxides with Semiconductors
Symposium GG—Emerging Materials and Platforms for Optoelectronics
Symposium HH—Optical Metamaterials—From New Plasmonic Materials to Metasurface Devices
Symposium II—Phonon Transport, Interactions and Manipulations in Nanoscale Materials and Devices—Fundamentals and Applications
Symposium JJ—Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics
Symposium KK—Materials and Technology for Non-Volatile Memories

Energy and Sustainability  (MRS/E-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference)*

Symposium LL—Materials and Architectures for Safe and Low-Cost Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies
Symposium MM—Advances in Flexible Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage
Symposium NN—Thin-Film and Nanostructure Solar Cell Materials and Devices for Next-Generation Photovoltaics
Symposium OO—Nanomaterials-based Solar Energy Conversion
Symposium PP—Materials, Interfaces and Solid Electrolytes for High Energy Density Rechargeable Batteries
Symposium QQ—Catalytic Materials for Energy
Symposium RR—Wide-Bandgap Materials for Energy Efficiency—Power Electronics and Solid-State Lighting
Symposium SS—Progress in Thermal Energy Conversion—Thermoelectric and Thermal Energy Storage Materials and Devices

Theory, Characterization and Modeling

Symposium TT—Topology in Materials Science—Biological and Functional Nanomaterials, Metrology and Modeling
Symposium UU—Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy
Symposium VV—In Situ Study of Synthesis and Transformation of Materials
Symposium WW—Modeling and Theory-Driven Design of Soft Materials
Symposium XX—Architected Materials—Synthesis, Characterization, Modeling and Optimal Design
Symposium YY—Advanced Atomistic Algorithms in Materials Science
Symposium ZZ—Material Design and Discovery via Multiscale Computational Materials Science
Symposium AAA—Big Data and Data Analytics for Materials Characterization
Symposium BBB—Liquids and Glassy Soft Matter—Theoretical Studies and Neutron Scattering
Symposium CCC—Integrating Experiments, Simulations and Machine Learning to Accelerate Materials Innovation
Symposium DDD—Lighting the Path towards Non-Equilibrium Structure-Property Relationships in Complex Materials

Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research


Computational plasmonics: an ab initio and multiscale perspective

November 2, 2015 to November 4, 2015

Location : CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


The goal of the present workshop is to bring together the different communities working in computational plasmonics, to address open questions such as:

• How to identify a plasmon excitation in electronic structure method results? How do excitations transform from molecular-like to plasmon-like with increasing size?
• What are the bottlenecks to be overcome to get a first principle description of plasmonics? Are plasmonic systems posing conceptual or technical issues different from large molecules, or is it just a matter of size?
• Are the present multiscale approaches to molecular plasmonics complete? If not, what is missing? How can the chemical interaction be included in this framework?
• What are the computational predictions accessible to experimental verifications? What are the burning questions by experiments to theory in this field?
• Are non conventional plasmonics materials such as graphene or metal oxides posing new or different challenges with respect to metal nanostructures? Is the classical Elettrodynamics treatment as good for these materials as for metals, or an atomistic modeling is mandatory? How does nanostructuring modify the plasmonic properties of non conventional plasmonic materials?



  • Stefano Corni (CNR-NANO, Institute of nanoscience, Modena, Italy)
  • Arrigo Calzolari (CNR-NANO, Institute of nanoscience, Modena, Italy)



The 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics

The Ninth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2015, will comprise a 4-day Conference (7–10 September), and a 2-day Doctoral School(11–12 September). Co-organized by the Metamorphose Virtual Institute and the University of Oxford and hosted by the University of Oxford, this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2014 and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and TLC. The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide and bring together the engineering, physics, and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications from microwaves to optical frequencies, as well as in acoustics, mechanics, and thermodynamics.


The Doctoral School collocated with the Conference will represent an excellent opportunity for students and young researchers to get exposure to the latest advancements in the field of metamaterials and to meet the leading experts in this rapidly developing field. For more information, visit the website of the European Doctoral Programs on Metamaterials – EUPROMETA.