As of June 2020, Dr. Emmanuelle Marquis has retired from her position as center director, with Dr. Alan Taub taking on the next directorship. We would like to thank Dr. Marquis for her innovation and service over the last five years of leadership, as she worked tirelessly to bring in cutting-edge new equipment, upgrade existing instruments, standardize training processes, and expand the range of techniques in the center’s repertoire.
We welcome Dr. Taub, MSE professor and senior technology advisor for LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow), who brings a background in industry research and development to this role. Dr. Taub is also the director of the new Michigan Materials Research Institute, in which (MC)2 looks forward to playing a key part. The institute will become a central point of contact between the university, industry, and federal sponsors to collaborate on interdisciplinary materials science research.