Jennifer L. Maclachlan
PID Analyzers, LLC
As a co-owner and sales manager of PID Analyzers, LLC, Jennifer L. Maclachlan is responsible for managing relationships with distributors and key clients as well as the web-based marketing, social, and digital media initiatives, of which she was an early adopter. Maclachlan is the Chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC) and Chair of the ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG), which is responsible for determining themes and selecting theme leaders for the ACS National Meetings. She is a founder of the Cape Cod Science Café, which she started in 2011, with support from the Northeastern Section of the ACS (NESACS) and an International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011) mini-grant. This program has continued to gain popularity and the 21st Cape Cod Science Café will take place on March 3, 2018, within a large public outreach event, STEM Journey, of which she is a founding member and organizer. STEM Journey is an award-winning K–12 annual public outreach, daylong event with collaborative efforts from the ACS Local Section (NESACS), the Cape & Islands Boy Scouts, Sandwich STEM Academy, and PID Analyzers, LLC. Maclachlan is the Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Task Force on Safety Matters, and is currently piloting the Safety Matters training program for young workers in her local community of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In September 2017, Maclachlan contributed a book chapter to Communicating Chemistry Through Social Media
, ACS Books Publishing.
Materials Research Society
Judy Meiksin is News Editor for the Materials Research Society, where she is responsible for generating content for news and features for MRS Bulletin
, the Materials360® Newsletter
, and Meeting Scene®
. She has taught writing for over 20 years, including courses at the University of Pittsburgh and the School of the Carnegie as well as invited workshops, most recently at the College of William and Mary and at the Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (Bangalore). She has her BA degree (1983) from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA degree (1989) from the University of Pittsburgh, both in Writing.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Rahim Munir is a doctoral candidate at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and affiliated with the KAUST Solar Center (KSC), where he works on understanding the structure-properties-performance relationship for perovskite solar cells. He completed his MSc degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He leads a team of scientists from KAUST to perform x-ray based experiments at Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). Munir is an active member of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and played major leading roles in the MRS-KAUST Student Chapter. He publishes articles on his personal blog and is a volunteer science writer for MRS Bulletin. He has given several invited talks about leadership and communication skills and has encouraged students of Saudi universities to pursue science and engineering as their career. Recently, he organized the “Academic Writing” symposia during the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. In his free time, he enjoys reading Oriental philosophy.
Cambridge University Press
Jo Skelton has been a part of the Academic Marketing team at Cambridge University Press (CUP) for the past nine years. In her current capacity as Society Marketing Manager, she heads a team of marketing executives developing innovative marketing strategies for a number of society journals, which includes the Materials Research Society publications. During her time at CUP, Skelton has spearheaded a number of key projects including the creation and continued development of the Cambridge Core blog and the adoption of the social media management tool Hootsuite, which is now used throughout the Press. Skelton has particular interest in the fields of web analytics, social media and data-driven marketing insights.