Mark S. Kozdras is an Natural Resources Canada emeritus scientist scientist. The research at CanmetMATERIALS supports improved energy efficiency of structural and functional materials in energy generation, distribution and use, within the Energy Technology Sector. Kozdras is the Canadian representative of the Advanced Materials for Transportation Technology Collaboration Programme with the International Energy Agency as well as the Canadian representative and international co-lead of the Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge, IC6, of Mission Innovation. Within the latter role he spearheaded international collaboration in the development of Materials Acceleration Platforms (MAP), autonomous or self-driving laboratories for clean energy materials development, and leads the NRCan project to create a thermoelectric generator MAP. Kozdras is the NRCan representative in the joint NRCan/NRC design development team for the Centre for Accelerated Materials Discovery and Innovation, and is a project lead of the Germany-Canada Materials Acceleration Centre.