About MRS

Board of Directors     

The MRS board of directors is composed of elected officers and directors. Directors are elected for three-year terms with one third of the board changing each year. The president-elect serves three years (as president-elect, president and past president); the secretary is elected for a three-year term; and the treasurer is appointed yearly by the board. All members of the board serve on at least one of the board’s committees: External Relations, Finance, Governance, Nominating, Operational Oversight and Audit, and Planning. Each committee has specific duties and is responsible for formulating policy and strategy in their specific areas for full board consideration.
MRS Vice-President Matt Copel discusses the role of the VP and the goals of the society.

2019 MRS Officers

Expiration of Board term follows name

Michael Fitzsimmons

Michael R. Fitzsimmons (20)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and
University of Tennessee

Sean J. Hearne

Immediate Past President
Sean J. Hearne (19)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Matt Copel

Vice President
Matt Copel  (21)

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Eric A. Stach

Eric A. Stach  (19)
University of Pennsylvania


David J. Parrillo  (19)
The Dow Chemical Company

Todd Osman

Executive Director
Todd M. Osman

Materials Research Society


Shenda Baker

Shenda Baker (20)
Synedgen, Inc. 

Griselda Bonilla

Griselda Bonilla (20)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Li-Chyong Chen

Li-Chyong Chen (19)
National Taiwan University

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines

Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines (19)
Johns Hopkins University

Claudia E. Gutierrez-Wing

Claudia Gutierrez-Wing (19)
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ)

Sarah Heilshorn

Sarah Heilshorn (21)
Stanford University

Frances Houle

Frances A. Houle (21)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monica Jung De Andrade

Monica Jung de Andrade (21)
The University of Texas at Dallas

Sergei Kalinin

Sergei V. Kalinin (21)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Kisuk Kang

Kisuk Kang (21)
Seoul National University

Lincoln Lauhon

Lincoln J. Lauhon (19)
Northwestern University

Paul C. McIntyre

Paul C. McIntyre (20)
Stanford University

Linda S. Schadler

Linda S. Schadler (21)
The University of Vermont

Christopher Schuh

Christopher Schuh (20)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rachel Segalman

Rachel A. Segalman (20)
University of California, Santa Barbara

Molly Stevens

Molly M. Stevens (19)
Imperial College London


Yusheng Zhao (21)
Southern University of Science and Technology

Ehrenfried Zschech

Ehrenfried Zschech (20)
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems