About MRS

Board of Directors     

The MRS Board of Directors is composed of elected officers and directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms with one third of the board changing each year. The president-elect serves three years (as president-elect, president and past president); the secretary is elected for a three-year term; and the treasurer is appointed yearly by the Board. Members of the Board may serve on the Board’s committees (Finance, Governance, Nominating, Oversight and Audit), Board task forces or other ad hoc efforts commissioned by the Board.
MRS Vice-President Matt Copel discusses the role of the VP and the goals of the society.

2020 MRS Officers

Expiration of Board term follows name

Matt Copel

Matt Copel  (21)

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Michael Fitzsimmons

Immediate Past President
Michael R. Fitzsimmons (20)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and
University of Tennessee

Cherie Kagan

Vice President
Cherie R. Kagan (22)
University of Pennsylvania

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines (22)
Johns Hopkins University

Shenda Baker

Shenda Baker (20)
Synedgen Inc.

Todd Osman

Executive Director
Todd M. Osman

Materials Research Society


Griselda Bonilla

Griselda Bonilla (20)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Leonard Brillson

Leonard J. Brillson (22)
The Ohio State University

Kristen Brosnan

Kristen H. Brosnan (22)
Superior Technical Ceramics 

Coray Colina

Coray M. Colina (22)
University of Florida

Catherine Dubourdieu

Catherine Dubourdieu (22)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin / Freie Universität Berlin

Sarah Heilshorn

Sarah Heilshorn (21)
Stanford University

Frances Houle

Frances A. Houle (21)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monica Jung De Andrade

Monica Jung de Andrade (21)
The University of Texas at Dallas

Sergei Kalinin

Sergei V. Kalinin (21)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Kisuk Kang

Kisuk Kang (21)
Seoul National University

Paul C. McIntyre

Paul C. McIntyre (20)
Stanford University

Linda S. Schadler

Linda S. Schadler (21)
The University of Vermont

Christopher Schuh

Christopher Schuh (20)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rachel Segalman

Rachel A. Segalman (20)
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ting Xu

Ting Xu (22)
University of California, Berkeley


Yusheng Zhao (21)
Southern University of Science and Technology

Ehrenfried Zschech

Ehrenfried Zschech (20)
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems