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Professor Larese Invited to Talk at Materials Research Society Meeting

John LareseDr. John Larese, Professor of the Chemistry Department, was invited to give a talk at a symposium entitled “Surfaces and Nanomaterials for Catalysis through In-situ and Ex-situ Studies” for the Materials Research Society (MRS) 2011 Spring meeting held between April 25 and 29 in San Francisco.

During his talk Neutron Spectroscopy and Nanoscience: Opportunities for Investigating Surface Science and Catalysis, Larese presented examples of studies that show how VISION, the neutron analogue of an IR-Raman spectrometer is made possible.

The symposium was hosted by Professor Miquel Salmeron, Director of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory Materials Science Division and Dr. Jose Rodriguze, Senior Chemist from Brookhaven National Laboratory as part of the 2011 Spring MRS activities. Larese also charied the session Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials I.

Starting with just four symposia in 1983, the MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit has grown to over 50 symposia and over 5,000 attendees. Held annually in San Francisco’s Moscone West convention hall, MRS Spring Meetings are essential events for discovering and presenting the very latest developments in materials research.