Who are we?

The mission of the Materials Research Society (MRS) student chapter at Berkeley is to promote undergraduate and graduate research, disseminate information about graduate education in materials science and engineering, encourage community outreach, and provide professional resources to MRS student members and the larger materials research community. Members consist of graduate students working on materials research at UC Berkeley.

The Materials Research Society is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. The Materials Research Society will build a dynamic, interactive, global community of materials researchers to advance technical excellence by providing a framework in which the materials disciplines can convene, collaborate, integrate, and advocate.

Mahati Chintapalli

Katherine Harry
Vice President

Isaac Markus
Vice President

Kevin Wang


Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh
Professor Junqiao Wu
Faculty Advisors


Fall MRS@Berkeley Student Speaker Series:
This semester, seminars will be held in 290 HMMB.

Microfluidic Reactors for Controlled Synthesis of Monodisperse Nanoparticles
Tuesday, September 4, 5-6 pm
Yegan Erdem, Ph.D. Candidate
Prof. Fiona Doyle Lab

Semiconductor Radiation Detectors: The Path of Greatest Resistance
Tuesday, September 18, 5-6 pm
Holland Smith, Ph.D. Candidate

Prof. Eugene Haller Lab

Understanding the unusual magnetic phase transition in FeRh at the microscopic scale
Tuesday, October 9, 5-6 pm
Chloe Baldasseroni, Ph.D. Candidate

Prof. Frances Hellman Lab

Optical Orientation of Nuclear Spins in Diamond and Semiconductors
Tuesday, October 30, 5-6 pm
Jonathan King, Ph.D. Candidate

Prof. Jeffrey Reimer Lab

Phenomenological modeling of crystal plasticity and high energy X-ray diffraction experimentation
Tuesday, November 13, 5-6 pm
Dr. John Edmiston, Ph.D

Prof. George Johnson Lab

Going to MRS?
MRS@Berkeley invites you to a reunion/mixer at The Thirsty Bear on Thursday at 5:30pm after talks are over! Click here for details!

Spring MRS@Berkeley Student Speaker Series

Prof. Frances Hellman Lab
Prof. Yuri Suzuki Lab

MRS Spring Meeting
April 9-14, 2012
Prof. R. Ramesh Lab

BERC Symposium discount for MRS@Berkeley!
The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) is pleased to offer you a special rate for the 2011 BERC Symposium, the premier energy event at UC Berkeley and the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. Key players from the research, business development, policy, and economics communities will converge on Berkeley's campus to explore innovative ideas and provide a platform for vibrant discussion among hundreds of attendees.

BERC is offering MRS@Berkeley a 20% discount for the Symposium and Innovation Expo!

Please REGISTER HERE (http://bercsymposium.eventbrite.com/) with the code: "BERCandMRS".

Posted 6 October 2011

Marie Mayer Receives Robert Noyce Fellowship
Congratulations to our very own VP and upcoming semester speaker Marie Mayer for receiving the prestigious Robert Noyce Fellowship!

Posted 25 August 2011

Fall MRS@Berkeley Student Speaker Series
Buckle your seatbelts and hold on to your hats, because MRS@Berkeley is continuing its Student Speaker Series. Come and be amazed by graduate students on the frontier of Science!

My Personal Guidebook: from Surviving Grad School to Launching a University Startup
Tuesday, August 30, 5-6 pm
Christine C. Ho, Ph.D.
James Evans/Paul Wright Lab

R&D of Solar Materials for Energy Generation and Storage
Tuesday, September 13, 5-6 pm
Marie A. Mayer, Ph.D. Candidate
Solar Energy Materials Group
Prof. Eugene Haller & Dr. Wladek Walukiewicz

Effects of Roughness on Transient-Liquid-Phase Bonding of Alumina

Tuesday, September 27, 5-6 pm
Christopher Bartlow, Ph.D.

Andreas Glaeser Lab

Tunable magnetic order in complex oxides

Tuesday, October 11, 5-6 pm
Virat V. Mehta, Ph.D. Candidate

Yuri Suzuki Lab

Long-Circulating Micelles Based on Amphiphilic Peptide-Polymer Conjugates
Tuesday, October 25, 5-6 pm
Jessica Y. Shu, Ph.D. Candidate

Ting Xu Lab

Improved Positive Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries 
Tuesday, November 8, 5-6 pm
Thomas Conry, Ph.D. Candidate

Lutgard De Jonghe Lab

Interested learners from all levels and departments are welcome.Room 348 of Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Posted 23 August 2011

2011-2012 MRS Officers Elected!
Please congratulate the new MRS Officers for 2011-2012. President Marie Mayer, Vice President Urusa Alaan, Treasurer Julie Karel, and Secretary Ted Sanders.
Posted 7 June 2011

Spring 2011 MRS Meeting, San Francisco, CA
April 25-29, 2011

Register now!
Early registration ends 4/8 @ 5 PM EST.
Please notify Virat (viratmehta@berkeley.edu) if you plan to attend. *Our MRS chapter receives $10 for every student attendee.

MRS Advisor Inducted into NAE
Congratulations to Professor Ramesh for being inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. This is the highest honor that an engineer can attain in the United States.

New Web Host
The Berkeley Open Computing Facility has given us hosting and the mrs.berkeley.edu subdomain. Yay OCF.

Hosted by the OCF