About MRS

Volunteer Central

Four Materials Voice volunteers pose behind two laptops at the MRS MeetingThe tremendous growth and success of MRS is due to the vitality, drive and vision of our many member volunteers. MRS is member-led and member-driven, and whether you have been involved for only a few days or for many years, we are always eager to welcome energetic and enthusiastic new volunteers of any career level with varying skills and interests.

Here at Volunteer Central you will find many opportunities—both short- and long term—that align with your interests, areas of expertise and schedule.  Your involvement with MRS will help to advance the field of materials science and engineering, AND at the same time, will support you in building your leadership skills and forging a strong network of professional contacts and friends.  So take a look… and get involved!

Volunteer opportunities are available exclusively to MRS members. Not a member yet? Join today!

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Volunteer Spotlight

Photo of Diane Rosenbaum and Sanjay Mathur

Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne

Sanjay is a wonderful asset to the Materials Research Society. He always has brilliant ideas and is the first to volunteer for any project. —Diane Rosenbaum, MRS Meetings Manager

Sanjay is a longtime MRS volunteer and recently was a 2018 Broader Impact Program Development Subcommittee Member, 2018 Academic Affairs Committee Chair, 2017 MRS Fall Meeting Chair, 2017 Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science Chair, and a 2017 Science as Art Committee Member. Thank you, Sanjay!

Volunteer Expectations

MRS volunteers are expected to embody the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics reflected in the MRS Professional Behavior and Ethics Policy and the MRS Volunteer Behavior Policy.