Cynthia Friend Appointed to Bruker Board
BILLERICA, Mass., May 31, 2016 — Bruker Corp. shareholders have elected Cynthia Friend to its board of directors.
Friend currently serves as director of the Rowland Institute at Harvard University. She also serves as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center for Sustainable Catalysis at Harvard. From 2001 to 2011, Friend was the associate director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. From 2011 to 2012, she was the associate director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Friend holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
“[Friend’s] experience with science policy, research priorities and strategy development will be very valuable to Bruker,” said Frank Laukien, president and CEO of Bruker. “In addition, her insights into scientific trends and emerging applications will help us prioritize and direct our research and development investments and grow with new opportunities and in new markets."
Bruker develops scientific research instruments and analytical technologies.