HZB Researcher on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society
In September 2019, Prof. Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu was elected into the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The MRS is one of the largest scientific associations and has almost 14000 members from various areas of the natural sciences and engineering.
Catherine Dubourdieu heads the HZB-Institute IFOX (Functional Oxides for Energy Efficient Information Technology) and holds a professorship at the Freie Universität Berlin. She investigates the growth and properties of functional oxides and semiconductor materials with the aim of developing energy-efficient devices for information technology, that can be integrated on silicon chips. Over the past 15 years, the physicist has also established numerous collaborations with industry and holds 10 patents. She has already published over 140 articles in peer-review journals and has an excellent international network.
In the Materials Research Society Catherine Dubourdieu has been active for over 20 years, also in responsible functions. As of 2020, Catherine Dubourdieu will be a member of the MRS Board of Directors to support the global materials research community and provide a framework for the various disciplines to collaborate.
The MRS's mission is to advance international interdisciplinary materials research and technology for the benefit of the human society. It was founded in 1973 and today has around 14000 members from various areas of the natural sciences and engineering. The governance of the Society is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, composed of 6 officers and 18 directors, 15 of whom are elected by the membership. One third of the Board is renewed each year. Catherine Dubourdieu will serve in this position over the next three years.