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MRS Members are highly encouraged to participate in the election of MRS officers and board members. Elections are typically held in the last quarter of each calendar year, and officers and board members begin their terms on January 1 of the following year. 

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 and cooperative efforts with other professional societies throughout the world.

The Board is composed of four elected officers (president, immediate past president, vice president and secretary), and between 12 to 21 Directors, established by Board resolution. A fifth officer (treasurer) is appointed by the Board for an initial one-year term, and may serve two additional years with Board approval.


2022 Election

MRS is pleased to announce the Vice President/President Elect, Secretary and new Board Members for 2023, elected by the Society's global membership of over 12,000.

Congratulations to our newly elected Vice President, Secretary and Board Members!

2023 Vice President

Takao Someya

Takao Someya
University of Tokyo

2023 Secretary

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines
Johns Hopkins University

Newly Elected Members of the Board of Directors

Christine Broadbrige

Christine Caragianis Broadbridge
Southern Connecticut State University

Alberto Salleo

Alberto Salleo
Stanford University

Haiyan Wang

Haiyan Wang
Purdue University

Wiliam Wong

William S. Wong
University of Waterloo