MRS Communications Lecture Prize Honorees

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.   

Grace Gu2020 MRS Communications Lecture

Congratulations to Grace X. Gu! 

In recognition of excellence in the field of materials research through work published in MRS Communications congratulations to Grace X. Gu with Chun-Teh Chen, University of California, Berkeley for the article:

"Machine learning for composite materials"

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New Content Item2019 MRS Communications Lecture 

Awarded to Timothy J. Bunning with Luciano De Sio, Ugo Cataldi, Alexa Guglielmelli, Thomas B├╝rgi, and Nelson Tabiryan.

For the article:

Dynamic optical properties of gold nanoparticles/cholesteric liquid crystal arrays

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2018 MRS Communications Lecture New Content Item

Awarded to Eduardo Di Mauro, Ri Xu, Clara Santato and Guido Soliveri.

For the article: Natural melanin pigments and their interfaces with metal ions and oxides: emerging concepts and technologies

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2017 MRS Communications Lecture New Content Item

Awarded to Ryan L. Marson, Trung Dac Nguyen and Sharon C. Glotzer

For the article: 

Rational design of nanomaterials from assembly and reconfigurability of polymer-tethered nanoparticles

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New Content Item2016 MRS Communications Lecture 

Awarded to David C. Martin.

For the article:

Molecular design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated polymers for interfacing electronic biomedical devices with living tissue

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