About MRS

2017 Election

Dear MRS Member:

Thank you for accessing the MRS Election webpage to learn about the 2017 candidates.

The MRS Board of Directors is the highest governing body of the Materials Research Society, responsible for establishing policy, monitoring progress of the Society toward its long-term goals, and setting the strategic directions for the major activities of the Society, including its meetings, publications, interactions with government agencies, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other professional societies throughout the world.   It’s composed of four elected Officers (President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, and Secretary), and 12 to 21 Directors, established by Board resolution.  A fifth officer (Treasurer) is appointed yearly by the Board.  This year, we will elect a Vice President, who will serve as President in 2019, and five Directors who will serve three-year terms.  The elected candidates will serve terms beginning January 1, 2018. 

The Nominating Committee has proposed candidates who have made exceptional contributions both to MRS and to other organizations.  The committee has recognized that the successful governance of the Society requires Board members with a wide range of skill sets and experiences, especially leadership experience, and thus the candidates include people from different regions, sectors (industry, academe, and government), and backgrounds. 

I strongly encourage you to vote and influence the future of the Society and the materials research profession.  If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback regarding the process, you may contact Michele Feder.  Your ballot must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, August 31, 2017, in order to be counted.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Susan Trolier-McKinstry
2017 MRS President 

Candidates for Vice President

Susan ErmerSusan Ermer leads the Advanced Materials and Nanosystems Fundamental Research Department of the Lockheed Martin (LM) Advanced Technology Center.
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Michael FitzsimmonsMichael Fitzsimmons is group leader for Thin Films and Nanostructures at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and professor of physics at the University of Tennessee.
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Candidates for Board of Directors

Eric AmisEric Amis is the dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron.
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John BalkJohn Balk is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Kentucky (UK), in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.
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Griselda BonillaGriselda Bonilla is currently a senior technical staff member and senior manager of the Advanced Interconnect Technology group at IBM Research.
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Kookheon CharKookheon Char is currently professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University in South Korea.
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Hiroshi FunakuboHiroshi Funakubo is a professor in the School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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Paul C. McIntyrePaul McIntyre is Rick and Melinda Reed Professor in the School of Engineering, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. 
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Christopher SchuhChristopher Schuh is the department head and the Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. 
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Rachel SegalmanRachel Segalman is the Kramer Chair Professor of Materials and Chemical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
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Ehrenfried ZschechEhrenfried Zschech is department head for Microelectronic Materials and Nanoanalysis at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems in Dresden, Germany.
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