Notre Dame supports spring 2019 meeting of Materials Research Society

Author: Sarah Craig

Faculty and researchers from the University of Notre Dame are attending the 2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) spring meeting in Phoenix, AZ the week of April 22 – 26. Over 30 members of the Notre Dame research community are presenting MRS research and many more are in attendance with over 4,000 national and international materials researchers. 


Subhash L. Shinde, associate director ND Energy, was invited by MRS President Sean Hearne to serve as a co-chair for this conference. Shinde helped develop 60 Symposia, organized in seven different topical clusters, and lead the effort to organize the Symposium X involving distinguished international speakers. 

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”Symposium X has an underlying theme of 'A Path into the Future' and will have presentations in the areas of Synthetic Biology, Fuel Cells Technology, and space Exploration,” said Shinde. “Notre Dame is the premier sponsor of this event, and the University’s sponsorship and involvement in this conference will help increase our leadership presence in this growing field.”    

Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is the principal organizer of the key symposia in the Soft Matter Cluster, "Supramolecular Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery."

Additional presenters from Notre Dame at the conference will be the following faculty and researchers: 

For more information about the conference please visit,


Sarah Craig / Research Communications Specialist 

Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.2665 / @UNDResearch

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