WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President and new Board members for 2019, elected by the Society's global membership of over 14,000.
Matt Copel IBM TJ Watson Research Center, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2019. He will lead the Board of Directors as MRS President in 2020, and finish his three-year term as Immediate Past President in 2021. More information on Copel can be found at https://www.mrs.org/elections-2018/matt-copel
The election also brings five new members to the MRS Board of Directors, who will each serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2019. They are:
- Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
- Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University
- Frances A. Houle, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Sergei V. Kalinin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University
The MRS Board of Directors is the governing body of the Materials Research Society and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of major Society activities.
Photos of elected officers available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Materials Research Society
MRS is an international organization of over 14,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are engaged and enthusiastic professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 90 countries, with 50 percent of members residing outside the United States. In addition to its communications and publications portfolio, MRS organizes high-quality scientific meetings, attracting over 13,000 attendees annually and facilitating interactions among a wide range of experts from the cutting edge of the global materials community. MRS is also a recognized leader in education outreach and advocacy for scientific research. More information about the Materials Research Society can be found on its website, www.mrs.org