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Materials Research Society Announces Vice President and New Board Members for 2022

September 03, 2021
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Erin Hasinger
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society
Tel 724.779.2739

Warrendale, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President/President Elect and new Board Members for 2022, elected by the Society's global membership of over 12,000.

Sabrina Sartori, University of Oslo, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2022. She will lead the Board of Directors as MRS President in 2023, and finish her three-year term as Immediate Past President in 2024. More information on Sartori can be found at mrs.org/about-mrs/governance/elections/sabrina-sartori.

The election also brings four new members to the MRS Board of Directors, who will each serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2022. They are:

  • Aditi Risbud Bartl, University of California, Davis
  • Nerissa Draeger, Lam Research Corporation
  • Chinedum Osuji, University of Pennsylvania
  • Cheolmin Park, Yonsei University

Lastly, by the ballot concluded August 26, 2021, MRS Members voted to approve changes to Article III of the MRS Bylaws, which states that the MRS Treasurer be appointed to a three-year term, consistent with the terms for all other MRS Board Officers. All other items in the MRS Bylaws remain unchanged. The revised MRS Bylaws are available here.

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 more than 12,000 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 45 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.