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Todd M. Osman, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Materials Research Society


Todd M. Osman became Executive Director of MRS in September 2008. MRS is an international organization of 16,000 materials researcher from academia, industry, and government and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. As Executive Director, Dr. Osman has launched new programs to address critical societal needs, ranging from promotion of materials solutions for clean energy and water purification to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach and the engagement of all demographics and geographic regions in the scientific enterprise.

Prior to joining MRS, Dr. Osman was instrumental in the creation of The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center, serving as a founding Board member and co-authoring the Center’s Technology Roadmap.. Dr. Osman has also served as Technical Director for The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and spent 11 years at United States Steel Corporation as a researcher and technical manager. At U. S. Steel, he was responsible for research and development activities for coated steel products, won awards for his original research and was awarded a United States Patent. In addition, he coordinated cooperative R&D programs with suppliers, customers and universities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Osman received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has authored over 25 articles on topics including commercial and social impact of nanomaterials, materials for nuclear power, computational materials science and engineering, product development and mechanical metallurgy.