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Materials Research Society Announces Vice President, Secretary and New Board Members for 2023

September 16, 2022
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/President Elect, Secretary and new Board Members for 2023, elected by the Society's global membership of over 12,000.

Takao Someya, University of Tokyo, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2023. He will lead the Board of Directors as MRS President in 2024, and finish his three-year term as Immediate Past President in 2025.

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines, Johns Hopkins University, was elected to her second consecutive three-year term as MRS Secretary. She has served in the role since 2020. 

The election also brings four new members to the MRS Board of Directors, who will each serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2023. They are:

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 13,000 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.