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MRS Bulletin Announces Editor for New Section Focused on Original Research

October 10, 2019
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Erin Hasinger
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society
Tel 724.779.2739

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce the appointment of Markus J. Buehler, McAfee Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as editor of the new MRS Bulletin Impact section. In this new position, Buehler will partner with MRS Bulletin Editor Gopal R. Rao and his team to launch and develop an important new section of the journal focused on publishing high-impact original research articles, complemented by review articles and a strong set of editorial content. His tenure begins October 1.

In his research, Buehler pursues new modeling, design and manufacturing approaches for advanced materials that offer greater resilience and a wide range of controllable properties from the nano- to the macroscale. He enjoys a large international network of colleagues and collaborators and will utilize the journal’s, as well as his own, strong connections to the materials community to identify and commission leading research and hot topics—artificial intelligence/machine learning, materials for computing, biomaterials, materials for sustainability, and nanoscience, to name a few—focusing on MRS meetings as a key source of content.

Speaking of his appointment, Buehler commented, “I am excited to support the materials research community in this role, to help disseminate the most innovative work that captures the minds of researchers around the world. We are presented with an extraordinary opportunity to synergistically grow MRS Bulletin by converging what is available—access to a direct pipeline of the most current, advanced research through our members and meeting attendees—with what is needed—a logical source to find the most current leading research, hot topics and foundational contributions in materials science.”

Buehler has a long and active history with the Materials Research Society, beginning with his graduate student days. According to Todd M. Osman, MRS Executive Director, “Markus’ professional stature and extensive network are ideal for reaching into the community for cutting-edge individual research. And as a former MRS Graduate Student Award winner, the 2012 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award winner, and a 2021 MRS Fall Meeting Chair, Markus will be also able to advance new opportunities to connect MRS Meetings and our members to MRS Bulletin.”  

Rao concurs. “We are thrilled to have Markus join our MRS Bulletin team. The success of his candidacy is underscored by his vision for the new Impact section of the journal. He brings a breadth of expertise and an international network that will ensure its success. We look forward to working with him on this exciting new venture.”

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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.

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