July, 2018
Materials Day Symposium and Poster Session
October 10, 2018
Kresge Auditorium
Materials Research at the Nanoscale
This year’s annual MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Kresge Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium will focus on imaging-enabled nanoscale research on the structure, properties and processing of materials. Immediately following will be the Poster Session in La Sala de Puerto Rico from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Confirmed speakers to date include MIT faculty members: 

  • Frances Ross, Materials Science & Engineering, "Imaging and controlling nanoscale crystal growth using electron microscopy”

  • James LeBeau, Materials Science & Engineering, “Accelerating the pace of materials characterization at the atomic scale: From machine learning to novel detectors”

  • Sylvija Gradečak, Materials Science & Engineering, “An electron enters a bar: Electron microscopy beyond imaging”

  • C. Cem Tasan, Materials Science & Engineering, “Nanoscale insights for macroscale solutions: Exploring novel damage-resistance mechanisms in metals"

  • Karl Berggren, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, “Using quantum mechanics to hack the electron microscope”

  • David Moncton, MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory Director, TBA

Presentations will describe new tools and methods for atomic-scale structural and chemical characterization of materials, and application of these methods to optimization of processing and properties of materials for a wide range of applications. 

Please save the date and keep checking our website for registration and further details.
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Event Calendar
  • Chez Pierre Seminar “The Hall Number of Strongly Correlated Metals,” Assa Auerbach, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Duboc Rm, 4-331, 12 noon to 1pm, Mon., Sept. 17, 2018. 

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Associate Professor Bozhi Tian, University of Chicago, Rm 66-110, 3:30 pm, Tues., Sept. 18, 2018.


  • Save the date! The MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium & Poster Session will be held on October 10, 2018. Please reserve the date.

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