Materials Research Society Announces VP, Board Members

WARRENDALE, PA, Sep 19, 2017 – The Materials Research Society (MRS) has announced the vice president and new Board members for 2018, elected by the Society’s global membership of almost 14,000.

Michael Fitzsimmons, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2018. He will lead the Board of Directors as MRS President in 2019, and finish his three-year term as Immediate Past President in 2020. More information on Fitzsimmon can be found

The election also brings five new members to the MRS Board of Directors, who will each serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2018. They are:

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 initiatives.

Photos of elected officers available upon request at

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an international organization of almost 14,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are engaged and enthusiastic 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 90 countries, with more than 48 percent of members residing outside the United States. In addition to its communications and publications portfolio, MRS organizes high-quality scientific meetings, attracting over 13,000 attendees annually and facilitating interactions among a wide range of experts from the cutting edge of the global materials community. MRS is also a recognized leader in education outreach and advocacy for scientific research.

More information about the Materials Research Society can be found on its website,

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