Message to members of the APS Division of Materials Physics
Approved by Robert Nemanich, DMP Secretary/Treasurer

Dear DMP Membership,

The DMP officer election will be held late in 2016 to elect a vice chair, a secretary/treasurer, a divisional councilor, and two new at-large executive committee members. According to the bylaws, the nominating committee shall nominate at least two candidates for the ballot for each office. We are inviting your suggestions for candidates, which should be emailed to the DMP past chair, John Mitchell, ( by September 15, 2016.

It is important to remember the membership of APS is diverse and global, so the executive committees of APS should reflect that diversity. Nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.

In addition, candidates can be directly nominated by petition of five percent of the membership of the Division. Such petitions must be received by the DMP secretary/treasurer, Robert Nemanich ( by October 1, 2016.


John Mitchell
DMP Past Chair