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: Audit, External Relations, Finance, Governance, Nominating, Operational and Strategic Oversight and Planning. Each committee has specific duties and is responsible for formulating policy and strategy in their specific areas for full board consideration.

2018 MRS Officers

Expiration of Board term follows name

Sean J. Hearne
Sean J. Hearne (19)
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1315
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1315
Susan Trolier-McKinstry
Immediate Past President
Susan Trolier-McKinstry (18)
The Pennsylvania State University
N-227 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802


Michael Fitzsimmons

Vice President
Michael R. Fitzsimmons (20)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and
University of Tennessee
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Eric A. Stach
Eric A. Stach  (19)
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3231 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


David J. Parrillo  (18)
The Dow Chemical Company
2553 N. Thunderbird Drive
Midland, MI 48642-2020

Todd Osman
Executive Director
Todd M. Osman

Materials Research Society
506 Keystone Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086-7573


Griselda Bonilla
Griselda Bonilla (20)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Li-Chyong Chen
Li-Chyong Chen (19)
National Taiwan University
Center For Condensed Matter Sciences
1 Roosevelt Rd Sec 4
Taipei, 106


Matt Copel
Matt Copel  (18)
IBM Research Division
P.O. Box 218
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Paul S. Drzaic
Paul S. Drzaic (18)
Apple, Inc.
MS 89-2D
19333 Vallco Parkway
Cupertino, CA 95014-2506


Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines
Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines (19)
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel, MD 20723-6005
Yury Gogotsi
Yury Gogotsi (18)
Drexel University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2816


Claudia E. Gutierrez-Wing
Claudia Gutierrez-Wing (19)
Dept. Tec. de Materiales
Carr Mexico-Toluca s/n La Marquesa
52750 Ocoyoacac
Young-Chang Joo
Young-Chang Joo (18)
Seoul National University
Department of Materials Science & Engineering (Rm 33-311)
1 Gwanak-ro Gwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-744
Republic of Korea


Lincoln Lauhon
Lincoln J. Lauhon (19)
Northwestern University
2220 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-0893
Paul C. McIntyre
Paul C. McIntyre (20)
Stanford University
476 Lomita Mall
Department of MSE
Stanford, CA 94305-4008


Christopher Schuh
Christopher Schuh (20)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bldg. 6-113
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Rachel Segalman
Rachel A. Segalman (20)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials
Mail Code 5080
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001


Magaly Spector
Magaly Spector (18)
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, SPN 2.235
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Molly Stevens
Molly M. Stevens (19)
Imperial College London
Department of Materials
Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
Ehrenfried Zschech
Ehrenfried Zschech (20)
Fraunhofer IKTS
Maria-Reiche-Strasse 2
01109 Dresden