WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) announces a new appointment to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015.
David J. Parrillo, Global Research and Development Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics for The Dow Chemical Company, has accepted a one-year appointment to the MRS Board of Directors and will serve on the MRS Finance Committee. Parrillo has 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, application development, and technology commercialization. Before he joined Dow in 2007, he held positions at General Electric and Air Products and Chemicals.
Parrillo acted as a Meeting Chair for the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting and was a featured speaker at both the 2010 and 2011 MRS Technology Innovation Forums. Along with his MRS experience, Parrillo’s executive leadership and career experience in R&D and commercialization of new technologies will provide a unique and important perspective to Board discussions.
The MRS Board of Directors is the governing body of the Materials Research Society and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of major Society activities.
About the Materials Research Society
MRS is an organization of nearly 14,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 80 countries, with 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.
MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.
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