2024 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
The 2024 MRS Spring Meeting is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers — from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates — to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.
The virtual portion of the Meeting is May 7-9, 2024.
HI ERN will hold the Symposium EN03 "Sustainability of Emerging Photovoltaics"
The proposed symposium will address one of the few major remaining challenges in solar energy: improving the sustainability of emerging photovoltaics. Silicon solar cells, the market leader, face challenges when it comes to recycling solar panels. These challenges are due to design constraints and material properties which support a long life of use, their sustainable feature. Emerging, printable photovoltaics, including perovskite and organic solar cells, feature auspicious properties that include materials and design elements that facilitate the separation of solar cells and modules, and enable circular remanufacturing and recycling at currently impossible levels. Material properties and design concepts for improved sustainability of solar cells and solar panels are at the core of this suggested symposium.
Topics will include:
- Energy Conversion and Storage, and Sustainability
- Recycling procedures for emerging PV
- Lead recovery and prevention of lead contamination in perovskite soalr cells
- Self-healing processes in emerging PV
- Restoring material quality after degradation
- Synthesis of sustainable materials
Call for Papers: Opens in September!
Abstract submission will be open September 15 - October 18, 2023.
About the Materials Research Society (MRS)
MRS is an organization of nearly 15,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.
MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.
For more information about the Materials Research Socitey visit mrs.org.