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Materials Research Society Announces Vice President/President Elect and New Board Members for 2016

September 15, 2015
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President and new Board members for 2016, elected by the Society's global membership of over 16,000.

Susan E. Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State University, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2016. She will lead the Board of Directors as MRS President in 2017, and finish her three-year term as Immediate Past President in 2018. More information on Trolier-McKinstry can be found at www.mrs.org/elections-2015-trolier-mckinstry.

The election also brings five new members to the MRS Board of Directors, who will each serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2016. They are:

In addition, David J. Parrillo, The Dow Chemical Company, a current Board member, has accepted a one-year appointment as MRS Treasurer and chair of the MRS Finance Committee, beginning January 2016.

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 over 12,000 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 90 countries, with approximately 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.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.