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Materials Research Society Announces Two New Board Appointments for 2019

January 09, 2019
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WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) announces two new three-year appointments to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Monica Jung de Andrade, research scientist at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been an active MRS Member for many years. She is the founder of the MRS University Chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has held positions on both the Academic Affairs and Member Engagement Committees, and from 2014-2018 chaired the International Student Affairs Subcommittee. Monica was also the 2017 recipient of the MRS Woody White Service Award, given in recognition of her impactful service to the Society. Monica has worked tirelessly with MRS to promote and engage young professions from around the world, and will bring that same enthusiasm and commitment to the governing board.

The second appointment is that of Yusheng Zhao, chair professor for the Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. A longtime member of MRS, Yusheng has been a frequent tutorial instructor and served as a Symposium Organizer for the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. As both a research fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a guest professor of Peking University, Yusheng will provide a broad international perspective to board discussions.

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 14,000 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 over 80 countries, with nearly 50 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.