The Materials Graduate Society (MGS) focuses on the advancement of materials scientists and researchers at the graduate and post-graduate levels. Through professional and social development events, the graduate student organization strives to improve department camaraderie, academic excellence, and professional advancement for future scientists. The MGS aims not only to help build lifelong friendships among its members, but also a solid professional network, along with opportunities for those involved to expand their communication, social, and networking skills for the workforce.

Get involved
Keep up to date with upcoming MGS events by following us on Instagram. If you’d like to speak at our weekly seminars or co-host future events, please contact Megan Bokhoor ([email protected]) or Hadas Elazar-Mittelman ([email protected]).

MGS Leadership 2023-2024

Megan Bokhoor


Hadas Elazar-Mittelman

Hadas Elazar-Mittelman is a third-year PhD student and is one of the co-Presidents of the Materials Graduate Society. She was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, and completed her undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on developing various technologies to permanently sequester carbon dioxide as solid material. In her free time she enjoys cooking, tennis, hiking, and painting!

Sreenivas Raguraman

Vice President

Sharon Park


Kevin Hom

Director of Department Engagement

Daniel McKenzie

Treasurer/Seminar Coordinator

Jodie Baris

Social Director

Kumar Purshottam Miskin

International Representative
Kumar currently thrives in the stimulating realm of algorithm development for materials discovery and computer simulations within Prof. Clancy’s prestigious laboratory. Hailing from the vibrant city of Bangalore, India, he embarked on their academic journey at the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, where he honed his skills and passion for computational materials science.

Alexander deJong

GRO Representative

Anna Langham

GRO Representative

Alexandra Patterson

1st Year Representative