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ASU@2019 MRS spring meeting and exhibit

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Student mixer

Monday, April 22, 7  -8 p.m.
Sheraton, second level
The Oculus

Come and connect with fellow students during the 2019 Materials Research Society student mixer. Various interactive science activities provide an atmosphere for networking. Student ID required at the door.

ASU exhibit booth

Tuesday , April 23, 2  –  7 p.m.
 Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m.  -7 p.m

Did you know that ASU is home to the Advanced Materials Initiative and has more than 145 faculty involved in related research across numerous disciplines? Stop by booth #430 to learn more.

Open reception

Tuesday, April 23, 7  –  9 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, second level, Encanto A

Here’s a chance for industry partners, government agencies and faculty from universities across the country to interact with Materials Science and Engineering faculty and Advanced Materials Initiative faculty from ASU to learn about many exciting research innovations and opportunities for collaboration.

CXFEL Tours on Campus

Thursday, April 25
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.,
1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Biodesign C

ASU Tempe Campus

Tour the future home of ASU’s new Compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL). It will be used to create movies of proteins at work and observe structural changes of molecules and crystalline surfaces at ultrafast speeds (femto-to-subattoseconds). It will help scientists create drugs without side effects, understand how nature makes fuel from sunlight and more – at a fraction of the size and costs of major existing particle accelerators.


Materials at ASU

Accelerating the pace of technology through materials innovation

The Advanced Materials Initiative at Arizona State University enables the materials research community to accelerate the pace of innovation through strategic teaming, infrastructure development and operational analytics. It seeks to identify and nurture opportunities of high impact, especially those related to the university’s priority application areas:

ASU’s Materials of the Universe Initiative

A paradigm shift in understanding the universe

More information and the Materials of the Universe Workshop


ASU takes a transdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to materials, which includes:

  • Fundamental materials research (structure, performance, properties, processing)
  • Business development (opportunity/need, performance, applications design, manufacturing)
  • Integrated materials systems prototypes (functional systems, performance, interface design, individual components)