The Officers and Executive Committee are the governing body of the Materials Science and Technology Division. Elections are held annually prior to the ANS Annual Meeting, and are conducted by ballots mailed to all Division members by ANS-National. All terms begin and end with the ANS Annual Meeting, typically held in June. The Vice-Chair and Secretary/Treasurer are elected annually and serve one-year terms. The Vice-Chair is also the Chair-Elect, and assumes the position of Chair for a one-year term after completing the term as Vice-Chair. Similarly as part of succession planning, the Secretary/Treasurer is to become the Vice-Chair after completing a one-year term. The Executive Committee members are elected in groups of at least five for three-year terms.

Division Officers

Rita Baranwal


Westinghouse Electric

Kallie E. Metzger

Vice chair

Savannah River National Laboratory

Colby B. Jensen


University of Florida
International Member

Staff Liaison
Valerie Vasilievas

Board Liaison
Past Chairs

2018 – Yong Yang
2017 – Janelle P. Wharry
2016 – Micah Hackett
2015 – Heng Ban
2014 – Bryan Chin
2013 – Kenneth Geelhood
2012 – Heather J. M. Chichester
2011 – Jeremy T. Busby
2010 – J. Rory Kennedy
2009 – Jim I. Cole
2008 – Travis W. Knight
2007 – Robert J. Hanrahan, Jr.
2006 – Ron Ballinger
2005 – Todd Allen
2004 – Ken Chidester
2003 – Jim Stubbins
2002 – Carl Beyer
2001 – Samim Anghaie
2000 – David J. Senor
1999 – James Tulenko
1998 – Doug C. Crawford
1997 – Mitch E. Cunningham

2015 Election Results

Congratulations to all. Officers and new Executive Committee Members take their positions at the conclusion of the ANS Annual Meeting.