2016 Society Awards Recipients
Distinguished Scientist Awards
These Awards recognize preeminent senior scientists from both the Biological and Physical disciplines who have a long-standing record of achievement during their career in the field of microscopy or microanalysis.
Distinguished Scientist Physical Sciences
George D. W. Smith
Distinguished Scientist Biological Sciences
Kenneth H. Downing
The Burton Medal was initiated to honor the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis of a scientist who is less than 40 years of age on January 1st of the award year.
Outstanding Technologist Awards
These Awards honor technologists from both the Biological (Hildegard H. Crowley Award) and Physical Sciences (Chuck Fiori Award) who have made significant contributions such as the development of new techniques which have contributed to the advancement of microscopy and microanalysis.
Outstanding Technologist, Biological Sciences
Morton D. Maser Distinguished Service Award
This Award was initiated to recognize outstanding volunteer service to the Society as exemplified by Mort Maser, who served the Society for many years with great dedication. This award is made to honor an MSA member who has provided significant volunteer service to the Society over a period of years.
The Albert Crewe Award
The Albert Crewe Award was initiated to recognize the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis in the physical sciences of a postdoctoral fellow of not more than 6 years' standing (since doctoral graduation).
The George Palade Award
The George Palade Award was initiated to recognize the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis in the life sciences of a postdoctoral fellow of not more than 6 years' standing (since doctoral graduation).