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Committees

MSA Committees ensure the strength of our organization by promoting clear and concise goals for our volunteers. If you are interested in starting a new committee or FIG, please contact MSA Headquarters at this Email.

Archivist

The main function of the Archivist is to collect and make available media of all kinds that is of importance to the history of the Society. A subsidiary function is to assist with preservation of historically-important equipment. The ongoing Oral History Project has resulted in a collection of over 50 video interviews of outstanding microscopists. The most visible aspect of the Archives is the display of historical posters each year at the annual meeting, which includes yearly special or commemorative posters.

Chair
Michael Marko
Wadsworth Center for Labs & Research
Empire State Plaza
P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509
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Awards

The MSA Awards Committee ensures that experts and accomplished individuals in their field gain the proper recognition for their work through special awards and presentations.

Chair:
Dr. Christine A. Brantner
The George Washington University
Senior Research Scientist, Electron Microscopy
GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center
800 22nd Street, NW
Science and Engineering Hall B2825
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-3219
E-mail

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Certification Board

The Certification Board administers the written and practical examinations to certify biological transmission electron microscopy technologists. Examinations are administered to qualified candidates twice a year. Please contact the chairman for further information.

Chair
Edward P. Calomeni
The Ohio State University
M018 Starling Loving Hall
320 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
614-293-5580 (office)
614-293-8806 (lab)
Email

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Education

These committees are dedicated to the development and successful implementation of educational and instructional programs for the benefit of the members of the society as well as others seeking to gain knowledge of microscopy and its associated techniques.

Over the years, the Education Committee has grown in size and responsibility, with many divergent subcommittees. It was most natural to create two committees, one involved with Educational Resources during the M&M meeting and the other with Educational Outreach associated with outside activities.

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Educational Resources - M&M Meeting:

Chair:
Liz Wright, Ph.D.
Emory University
2015 Uppergate Drive, Suite 548
Atlanta, GA 30322
Email
404-727-4665

Educational Outreach:

Co-Chair:
Dave Becker
Bergen County Technical Schools
200 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Email
201-343-6000 x4646

Co-Chair:
Alyssa Waldron, CEMT
Bergen County Academies
200 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Email
201-343-6000 x4628

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Fellows

The Fellows Committee is responsible for overseeing the selection and recommendation of senior distinguished members of the Society for designation as MSA Fellows. The Committee will consist of three MSA members from the biological sciences, three MSA members from the physical sciences, one member of the Education Committee, and one member of the Technologists' Forum Committee. The Committee will normally be chaired by the current President Elect.

Chair:
Ian Anderson
Independent Research Physicist
6856 SE Twin Oaks Circle
Stuart, FL 34997
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Focused Interest Groups (FIG)

MSA FIGs are groups of MSA members who have organized, with the approval of MSA Council, to promote a specific discipline relevant to microscopy or microanalysis. Each FIG must have a minimum of 10 members to remain active. All MSA members are eligible and encouraged to participate in the existing FIGs for an Annual fee.

Any group of MSA members who wishes to organize a new Focused Interest Group may contact the FIG Chair for more information.

The Official MSA Guidelines for all FIG's
List of current FIGs

Chair
Andy Vogt
AbbVie Inc
NCE Analytical R&D
Drug Product Development
R417, AP31-LL
1 N Waukegan Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
OFFICE +1 847 938 4692
FAX +1 847 938 5027
EMAIL

 

FIG Leaders

3D Electron Microscopy in the Biological Sciences
Teresa Ruiz, PhD (Interim Leader) Email
Michael Radermacher, PhD (Interim Leader) Email

Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscopy
Paul Voyles
Email

Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy
Richard L. Martens
Email

Cryopreparation
Kim Rensing
Email

Diagnostic Microscopy
Jon Charlesworth
Email

Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques
Jorg Wiezorek, PhD
Email

Electron Microscopy in Liquids and Gases (EMLG)
Renu Sharma, PhD
Email

Facilities Operation & Management (FOM)
Christine Brantner
Email

Focused Ion Beam
Nicholas Antoniou
Email

MicroAnalytic Standards FIG
julien.allaz@colorado.edu

Pharmaceuticals
Joseph Neilly
Email

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International

The International Committee serves the needs and interests of MSA international members. This group allows members outside of North America to have a unified voice in presenting important global issue to the MSA Council and to the organization as a whole.

Chair
Raynald Gauvin
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
M.H. Wong Bldg, 3610 University St.
Montreal, QC H3A 2B2
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Local Affiliated Societies

The Local Affiliated Societies Director oversees the Microscopy Society of America's program that helps the local affiliate societies hold successful meetings throughout the year. The funding programs consist of: the Tour Speaker Program, the Grant-in-Aid Program and the Special Meeting Funding Program. The Director works with the local affiliates and acts as the liaison between the local affiliates and MSA Council.

Beverly Maleeff (2015-2017)
GSK
709 Swedeland Road
Mailcode UE 0462
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406
Phone: (610) 270-7987
Fax: (610) 270-7202
E-mail

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Membership

The main functions of the Membership Committee are to consider new products and services designed for members, develop new methods of expanding the membership of the Society, to foster student member growth, and to retain those individuals who are currently members.

Chair
Jeffrey Lengyel Ph.D.
FEI
5350 NE Dawson Creek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: (503) 560-9184
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Nominations

This committee is charged with overseeing the smooth and orderly transition of MSA leadership, according to procedures laid out in the Society By-Laws. The Committee is chaired by the MSA Past President.

Chair:
John Mansfield
Associate Director, Laboratory
University Of Michigan
N. Campus Electron Micr
obeam Analysis Laboratory
2455 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-9952
Email

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Placement Office

The Placement Office provides a resource for prospective employers to advertise available positions in the field of microscopy. MSA accepts postings for job positions for a fee of $500 ($200 for Sustaining Members). This is an ideal forum for prospective employers to get direct contact with the microscopy community and immediate access to members seeking employment. Space is also provided in the MSA Booth at the annual meetings for employers to list positions at no cost and for members seeking jobs to post their resumes.

Chair
David W. Tomlin, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Azimuth Corporation
3005 Hobson Way, B651 R082
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
937.255.9505 (Office)
E-mail

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Program

The Executive Program Committee takes overall responsibility for planning and coordinating all activities associated with the Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting which is the annual scientific meeting of the Microscopy Society of America and the Microanalysis Society. The Committee also includes representatives from co-sponsoring societies. The chairs and co-chairs of future meetings are included on the committee to ensure a certain continuity to the meeting organization. Suggestions for future meetings such as topical symposia and tutorials, are always welcome and should be sent to the Program Committee Vice Chair.

Chair
Jay Potts
E-mail

Vice-Chair
Yoosuf Picard (MSA Co-Chair and 2018 Chair)
E-mail

Members:
Kat Crispin (MAS Co-chair)
E-mail

 
Dave Larson (IMS Co-chair)
E-mail

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Publications

The Publications committee serves as the liaison to our publishers and editors, working side by side with representatives of Microscopy Today, Microscopy and Microanalysis, and the MSA Book Series. See separate listings for publications.

Chair
Mike Marko
Wadsworth Center
P.O. Box 509
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509
(518) 474-7049
E-mail

John Mansfield
Associate Director, Laboratory
University Of Michigan
N. Campus Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory
2455 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 936-9952
Email

Ian Anderson
Independent Research Physicist
6856 SE Twin Oaks Circle
Stuart, FL 34997
Email

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Standards

The Standards Committee conducts most of its business electronically, except for a meetings held during major EM conferences where the committee members are attending. The committee has prepared a specification document that provides an in-depth review of the motivation, goals, and underlying considerations of a Hyper-dimensional Spectral File Format.

Chair
Nestor J. Zaluzec
797 Bonnie Brae Ct.
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440, USA
Email

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Student

The Student Committee serves to increase the participation and role of students in the full range of MSA activities as well as to advise the Council on expanding MSA and M&M activities that will promote student engagement.

Chair
Jim P. Kilcrease, Ph.D
Applications Engineer
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Nanotechnology Systems Division
22610 Gateway Center Drive, Suite 100
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Tel: 301-250-2586
Mobile: 202-527-4697
E-mail

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Sustaining Members

Sustaining membership in the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) is the way in which members of the Microscopy community, especially those with commercial concerns interested in its promotion and growth, provide special support. In addition to the broad benefit of promoting the professional organization in the microscopic imaging and analytical sciences, Sustaining Members are recognized prominently in all MSA publications including the Microscopy and Microanalysis Journal, the Annual Meeting Proceedings, the MSA Directory, the annual Meeting Program, and the Microscopy and Microanalysis Exhibit Supplement. Sustaining Members are also consulted regularly for advice on relevant aspects of the Society's operations.

Chair
Noel T. (Tom) Nuhfer
Carnegie-Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave
Met Engineering & Materials Science
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email

Co-Chair
Stephen Mick, PhD
Gatan, Inc.
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Technologists' Forum

The mission of the Technologists' Forum is to promote those aspects of microscopy of interest to technologists. The Tech Forum is an MSA Committee with representation on Council by a liaison. Activities and benefits of the Tech Forum are available to all MSA members who wish to join. There is no extra fee to be a member of the Tech Forum. Their booth is part of the MSA Megabooth at the annual M&M meeting..

Chair
Ms. Caroline A. Miller
Indiana University
Anatomy and Cell Biology
635 Barnhill Dr
MS 5065
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120
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