About MRS

Past MRS Presidents

MRS presidents serve as the chief representative and spokesperson of the society and provide leadership to the Board of Directors. This service to MRS begins in the position of vice president/president-elect and lasts a full three years, serving the third year as immediate past president.
 
MRS has been fortunate to have had professional, dedicated and hard working presidents over the years who have provided excellent guidance and leadership to MRS as it continuously evolved.

Kristi Anseth
Kristi S. Anseth (2016)
University of Colorado Boulder

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Oliver Kraft (2015)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Tia Benson Tolle (2014)
The Boeing Company

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Orlando Auciello (2013)
University of Texas at Dallas  

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Bruce M. Clemens (2012)
Stanford University

jim_DeYoreo
Jim De Yoreo (2011)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

david_ginley
David S. Ginley (2010)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

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Shefford P. Baker (2009)
Cornell University

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Cynthia A. Volkert (2008)
University of Göttingen

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Alan J. Hurd (2007)
Los Alamos National Laboratory 

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Peter F. Green (2006)
University of Michigan 

david_eaglesham
David J. Eaglesham (2005) 
First Solar

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Howard E. Katz (2004)
Johns Hopkins University

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Merrilea J. Mayo (2003)
Government-University-Industry
Research Roundtable
The National Academies  

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Alexander H. King (2002)
Purdue University 

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Martin L. Green (2001)
Agere Systems Inc.

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Harry A. Atwater (2000)
California Institute of Technology

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Ronald Gibala (1999)
University of Michigan 

robert_nemanich
Robert J. Nemanich (1998)
North Carolina State University

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Robert Hull (1997)
University of Virginia

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Carl V. Thompson (1996)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

julia_phillips
Julia M. Phillips (1995)
AT&T Bell Laboratories

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John C. Bravman (1994)
Stanford University

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S. Thomas Picraux (1993)
Sandia National Laboratories

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G. Slade Cargill III (1992)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

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James B. Roberto (1991)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

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Russell R. Chianelli (1990)
Exxon Research and Engineering

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R.P.H. Chang (1989)
Northwestern University  

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John E.E. Baglin (1988)
IBM Almaden Research Center 

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Kathleen C. Taylor (1987)
General Motors Research Laboratories

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Gordon E. Pike (1986)
Sandia National Laboratories  

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Elton N. Kaufmann (1985)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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C.W. White (1984)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

harry_leamy
Harry J. Leamy (1983)
Bell Telephone Laboratories
(Deceased—July 2008) 

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Clyde J.M. Northrup Jr. (1982)
Sandia National Laboratories

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King Ning Tu (1981)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center  

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John M. Poate (1980)
Bell Telephone Laboratories 

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R.J.H. Voorhoeve (1979)
Bell Telephone Laboratories

Kenneth-A-Jackson
Kenneth A. Jackson (1978)
Bell Telephone Laboratories 

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Rustum Roy (1977)
The Pennsylvania State University
(Deceased—August 2010) 

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Harry C. Gatos (1973-1976)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
(Deceased—2015)