David J. Parrillo, Global Research and Development Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics for The Dow Chemical Company, has accepted a one-year appointment to the MRS Board of Directors and will serve on the MRS Finance Committee. Parrillo has 20 years of experience in chemical engineering, application development, and technology commercialization. Before he joined Dow in 2007, he held positions at General Electric and Air Products and Chemicals.

About Materials Research Society
MRS is a international organization of over 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government, and a leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. MRS members are 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 more than 45 percent of members residing outside the United States. In addition to its communications and publications portfolio, MRS organizes scientific meetings, attracting over 13,000 attendees annually and facilitating interactions among a wide range of experts from the global materials community.

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