Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Dr. Sarachik has served in an advisory capacity to the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the American Institute of Physics, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Sciences. She has been a member and the chair of the Solid State Sciences Committee of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Research Council and a member of the Board of the American Institute of Physics. Following many years' activities on numerous committees and as a Board member, she served as President of the American Physical Society in 2003. She has served on the Governing Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
She has served on numerous site visiting teams, evaluation panels, prize selection committees, and fellowship selection committees. She is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and a member of the Science Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is currently a member of the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Sarachik has been active in defending the human rights of scientists as a National Board member of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, a long-time member of the Human Rights of Scientists Committee of the New York Academy of Sciences, and as a member and chair of the Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists of the American Physical Society.