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Materials Research Society Announces New Board Appointment

September 11, 2019
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Erin Hasinger
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society
Tel 724.779.2739

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) announces a new appointment to its Board of Directors.

Linda Schadler, dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont, has accepted an appointment to the MRS Board of Directors.

Schadler has been an active and dedicated member of MRS for many years, holding positions on the Awards Committee as well the Editorial Board for Journal of Materials Research (JMR). She was named to the 2016 class of MRS Fellows for her “seminal research in the field of polymer nanocomposites and for leadership in materials education”, and currently serves as associate editor for JMR. So it is with great pleasure that MRS welcomes her to the governing board.

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.

Photo of Linda Schadler available upon request at amiller@mrs.org.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of more than 11,500 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.

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