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Marvin Cummings Elected Vice President of the Argonne Postdoctoral Society


Marvin Cummings posdoc in the XSD division at Argonne National Laboratory SXSTMThe Postdoctoral Society of Argonne held a General Assembly meeting on November 18th to introduce candidates for office and present PSA 2014 accomplishments and 2015 goals to the postdoctoral community. Officers were elected via paper and electronic ballot.

Marvin Cummingswas elected Vice president of the Postdoctoral Society. Marvin joined the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2012, where he is working to develop a new microscopy technique: the synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscope (SXSTM). He earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Rice University in December 2010; and prior to joining Argonne, received a 1-year appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, CA, to study the production technology of 6th to 4th century B. C., Attic red-figure and black-figure pottery. Marvin is currently an active member of the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne, serving as a PSA Board Member in 2014.He wishes to serve as vice president of the PSA in 2015, because he believes the PSA is a maturing organization that continues to demonstrate its power and potential; and as vice president, he wishes to continue to support the PSA’s growth, impact, and influence, both here at Argonne and within the greater Chicago community.

The other 2015 PSA Officers are: President–Joshua Bergerson (ES), Secretary–Rebecca Tissot (MSD), Liaison Officer–Jessica Linville (ES).