About MRS

Elections

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 up to 18 board members, 15 of whom are elected by the membership. A fifth officer (treasurer) is appointed yearly.

Voting for MRS members is open August 3–27.
Read a message about the election from MRS President Matt Copel »

2020 Candidates

Candidates for Vice President

Carolyn Duran
Carolyn Duran
Intel Corporation

Claudia E. Gutierrez-Wing
Claudia Gutiérrez Wing
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares

Candidates for Board of Directors

Ilke Arslan

Ilke Arslan
Argonne National Laboratory

Kyong-Shin Choi

Kyoung-Shin Choi
University of
Wisconsin–Madison

Baratunde Cola

Baratunde Cola
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hongyou Fan

Hongyou Fan
Sandia National Laboratories and University of New Mexico

Claudia Felser

Claudia Felser
Max Planck Institute


Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson
Kennesaw State University

Lain-Jong (Lance) Lee

Lance (Lain-Jong) Li
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company