Elsevier Materials Science Council Introduces the Materials in Society Lecture Series at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT)

Materials in Society Lecture Series at ICMAT, Singapore, June 30 2015

Oxford, March 31, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services and publishing home of Materials Today, announced that its Materials Science Council has launched the Materials in Society Lecture Series. The inaugural lectures will be presented during the 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT).

In September 2014, the Elsevier Materials Science Council was launched to help communicate the importance of materials science research, recognize researchers working under difficult conditions, and address some of the major issues facing the materials community. Led by former director of the National Science Foundation and current president of Carnegie Mellon University, Subra Suresh, the Council is developing initiatives to benefit academia, industry and society, and provide solutions to wide-reaching problems affecting researchers.

The Materials in Society Lecture Series at ICMAT is the first activity planned by the Council; and the inaugural lectures will take place on June 30th 2015 in the ICMAT plenary session. The series will highlight the impact materials science has on our everyday lives through lectures that everyone can access, understand and appreciate. Following a call for topic nominations to the materials science community, the first lectures will be given by Molly Stevens (Imperial College London), Jay Whitacre (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), and Bin Liu, (National University Singapore).

“From electronics to construction, energy and medicine, materials underpin every aspect of modern life - we hope that the lecture series will help shed light on the contributions of materials researchers to a much wider audience, beyond academia,” said Louise Curtis, Publishing Director for Materials Science at Elsevier.

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More information
Elsevier Materials Science Council: www.materialstoday.com/council

8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies in Singapore, 28 June – 3 July 2015: http://www.mrs.org.sg/icmat2015/public.asp?page=home.asp

Recordings of the Materials in Society lectures will available soon after the ICMAT conference via http://www.materialstoday.com/materials-in-society

Sign up to receive information on the Council’s progress at http://www.materialstoday.com/sign-up/

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