New Chair for Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Robert M. Briber will assume the position of chair of the materials science and engineering department, effective July 1, 2003. He joined the university in 1992 and has an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishments in the areas of materials science and polymer physics. His research accomplishments in the areas of neutron and x-ray scattering of soft materials have brought national visibility to the University of Maryland.

Briber currently serves as an editor of the Journal of Polymer Science--Polymer Physics edition and as president of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. He also is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Briber received his Ph.D.and M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.

Published June 10, 2003