Materials in Society lecture series

From construction and electronics, through to energy and medicine; materials science and engineering has made significant and enduring contributions to the lives of every human being. We're helping highlight the impact materials science has on our everyday lives in a series of online lectures that everyone can access, understand and appreciate.


Elsevier awards researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their field, thereby having a positive influence on our society.


Elsevier organizes over 40 conferences a year, including many in the Materials Today family.

Lab profiles

Showcasing the acheivments of leading labs in materials science.

Elsevier Materials Science Council

From 2014 to 2017, the Council undertook a raft of activities with Elsevier to help support the research community in three ways: supporting the sharing and communication of scientific information and data through new technology platforms and pathways; helping researchers communicate the importance of materials science to the general public; and rewarding researchers, particularly those working in difficult conditions or in countries with limited infrastructure.


Thermal analysis

Materials Today is proud to present a range of freely accessible video presentations and articles on the various techniques that comprise modern thermal analysis.

Distinguished lectures in mechanics

Materials Today is proud to showcase the Elsevier Distinguished Lectures in Mechanics sponsored by Elsevier, the journal Mechanics Research Communications, and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory.

Advanced Materials Analysis

How light interacts with advanced materials is vital to optical technologies from solar cells to light-emitting devices. Advanced optical materials enable a tailor-made control over this interaction, whether light is being absorbed or emitted.