Materials Research Society Names Peter F. Green as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications

Materials Research Society Names Peter F. Green as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications

Professor Peter Green

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Peter F. Green as editor-in-chief of its newest publication, MRS Communications.

Green is the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He is also the

Director of the University of Michigan’s DOE Energy Frontier Research Center: Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion in Complex Materials.

Green said: “I am pleased that MRS Communications is now a reality and am honored to have the opportunity to shape its editorial direction in the coming years. Our goal is to develop MRS& Communications into the primary journal for materials researchers around the world–-where scientists aspire to publish their best work and where readers expect to first learn about high impact, cutting-edge materials advances. The founding Principal Editors of this journal are composed of outstanding materials researchers. I look forward to working with them to develop a journal that meets—and exceeds—the high expectations of this exciting new endeavor.”

Educated at Cornell University and Hunter College NY, Green began his working life at Sandia National Laboratories before moving on to teaching roles at the University of Texas and then to his present positions. His extensive list of awards and recognitions includes Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Ceramic Society. Green also has a long history of involvement with the Materials Research Society, including MRS President in 2006.

His professional service has embraced a myriad of prestigious roles including most recently:

Member, Advisory Board, ACS Petroleum Research Fund (2010-present)
Member, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) at National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) (2008-2011)
Science and Technology Working Group (STWG) of the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (2011)
Member, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Academies (2005-2011)
Green is the author of Kinetics, Transport and Structure in Hard and Soft Materials (published 2005) and of over 120 learned papers. For more information about Green, please visit his website at
2011 MRS President, Jim De Yoreo, speaking on behalf of the Search Committee and the Board of Directors, stated, “In Peter Green we have found the ideal editor-in-chief to launch this new journal and bring it to the forefront of the materials community.  Dr. Green brings leadership and journalistic integrity that will help MRS Communicationschart a path towards content of the highest quality and rapid access to new discoveries in materials science. We look forward to watching this publication grow and develop under his direction.”
Jamie Hutchins, Head of Journals, Americas, said: "We are delighted to be working with someone of Peter’s caliber and vision at the helm of MRS Communications. With the launch of this first new journal in the partnership between MRS and Cambridge, we enhance the already successful collaboration between MRS—representing the materials science community—and Cambridge as an academic publisher dedicated to the dissemination of scientific research in all its forms. The new journal will appeal to a broad audience in materials science and capture content from the forefront of materials research by providing an extremely rapid publication schedule. Cambridge is proud to partner with MRS in this new initiative.”
MRS Communications was launched by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and Cambridge University Press in 2011 to serve the international materials research community. It is a fullcolor, online-only publication, with papers appearing immediately on state-of-the-art platform Cambridge Journals Online (CJO). This offers authors an exceptionally rapid review and publication process, while also providing a swift and direct channel to the global MRS audience.
The journal establishes future directions for the broad materials science community by bringing together researchers and professionals from the full range of materials fields including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering, to identify and report on trends in research. MRS Communications is the first of many new publishing ventures expected to result from the recently formed partnership between MRS and Cambridge University Press. The introductory issue is scheduled for fall 2011 and will join an existing suite of industry-leading MRS publications---MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research, the MRS Online Proceedings Library and Materials360®.