See You Next Time! MRS Fall Meeting

MRS Exhibit 

The Materials Research Society (MRS) was established in 1973 by a visionary group of scientists who shared the belief that their professional interests were broader in scope than existing single-discipline societies and that a new interdisciplinary organization was needed.

On November 2018, the Materials Research Society (MRS) annual fall meeting in Boston was again a powerful showcase of technological capability and innovation in materials science with over 6,000 attendees. As a leading materials supplier, Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) was pleased to participate in the 2018 MRS Fall Exhibit.

MRS Exhibit

There were so many symposia grouped into cluster areas of “General Interest”, “Biomaterials and Soft Materials”, “Characterization, Mechanical Properties and Structure–Property Relationships”, “Electronic, Photonic and Magnetic Materials”, “Energy—Transfer, Storage and Conversion”, “Nanomaterials”, “Processing and Manufacturing”, and “Thermal Properties and Thermoelectric Materials”. This “cluster area” definition was the new feature of MRS designed to try and geographically group similar symposia together. Besides, the weeklong meeting starts on Sunday with a selection of tutorials, which provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about important topics in materials science.

Stanford Advanced Materials took part in a meeting called “An Introduction to Machine Learning Methods for Materials Science”, and the instructors are top scientist across the country, such as Aaron Gilad Kusne, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Daniel V. Samarov, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Kristofer Reyes, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. In this tutorial, practical tools and techniques for handling experimental data, in addition to extracting the relevant information from such data to make the applications of machine learning methods possible were covered. We had a broad understanding of machine learning in general, as well as concrete example applications of the topics to materials science problems.

MRS Exhibit

Of course, we spent most of the time in our own booth (#1033). In this exhibition, the key products we displayed on the exhibit include Refractory Metals and Alloys, Advanced Ceramic Materials, Rare Earth metals, Oxides, Compounds, Sputtering Targets and Evaporation Materials, Beryllium, Thermal Spray Powders, and Laboratory Equipment. Our specialists will lead the exhibition and demonstrate various applications of our products.

MRS Exhibit

Our professional salesmen spent a very happy time in the exhibition area with the visitors who came to consult and exchange opinions. We are looking forward to meeting more of our customers at the booth when SAM comes to the next exhibition. See you next time!

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Chin Trento

Chin Trento holds a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from the University of Illinois. His educational background gives him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He has been working with writing advanced materials for over four years in Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM). His main purpose in writing these articles is to provide a free, yet quality resource for readers. He welcomes feedback on typos, errors, or differences in opinion that readers come across.

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