Prof. Evan Ma, Prof. Zhiwei Shan, Prof. Ju Li, 3 academic leaders of CAMP-Nano and Prof. Kai Chen, young teacher of CAMP-Nano with 3 students, Jingchun Wan, Xiaoguang Wang and Yongqiang Zhang attended the 2013 MRS Fall Meeting held in Boston from December 1th to 6th. During the conference, Prof. Kai Chen and Xiaoguang Wang gave talks on their recent researches in the ESE symposium of this meeting. The MRS provided campers a chance to communicate with top scientists face to face and to show the recent research results of CAMP-Nano.

The Materials Research Society (MRS) was established in 1973. Today it is a growing, vibrant member-driven organization of over 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry, and government, and a recognized leader in the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research. MRS members hail from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research—and MRS provide an environment for collaboration and open exchange of ideas across all scientific disciplines. There were over 50 symposia in this MRS Fall Meeting with as many as 6,000 researchers attended from every corner of the globe. The newly come symposium Elastic Strain Engineering for Unprecedented Materials Properties was organized by Prof. Ju Li, Prof. Evan Ma, Prof. Zhiwei Shan and Dr. Oden L. Warren, which addresses the fundamental and theoretical aspects of elastic strain engineering (ESE), and cross-links different materials communities. This symposium includes precisely applying and measuring large elastic strain, predicting what strain does to physical and chemical properties, tailoring (sometimes via in-situ experiments) quantitatively the properties in desired directions, and understanding how large an elastic strain can be sustained for how long.