Bruker said this week that Mark Kastner, dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been elected to a seat on its board of directors. He is replacing Charles Wagner, who left the board last year to become Bruker's chief financial officer.

Kastner has been a physics professor at MIT since 1973, and he has served as director of the MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering and as head of the MIT Department of Physics.

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