Awards & Scholarships

List of MSA Fellows

The following group of colleagues have been elected as MSA Fellows. To view MSA Fellows by year of election, click here.


Marc Adrian (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2002

Ueli Aebi (2011)
As a 2011 Distinguished Scientist Award winner in the Biological Sciences.

Ralph M. Albrecht (2010)
For his pioneering studies in microscopy including the synthesis of gold coated, superparamagnetic magnetite core/shell nano-particles for targeted in vitro and in vivo destruction of cells (tumor or auto-reactive cells).

Lawrence F. Allard, Jr. (2010)
For his sustained scientific contributions to advancing the field of high resolution TEM/STEM and his outstanding service to the Microscopy Society of America

Ron S. Anderson (2009)
For contributions to the characterization of electronic materials and for his long-term service to the Microscopy Society of America, especially for his outstanding work as Editor of Microscopy Today.

Timothy S. Baker (2012)
As a 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award winner in the Biological Sciences.

Philip E. Batson (2011)
For his pioneering contributions to the development of spatially resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy and his successful use of this technique to solve important and difficult problems in materials.

James Bentley (2009)
One of the foremost analytical electron microscopists in the world, an outstanding teacher and mentor, and a dedicated member of the Microscopy Society of America.

Gianluigi Botton (2014)
For establishing a center of excellence in research and for achievements in TEM-EELS which have earned him an international reputation second to none.

Nigel D. Browning (2013)
For distinguished contributions in (scanning) transmission electron microscopy; developing advanced spatial, temporal and spectroscopic techniques to better understand fundamental issues in physical and life sciences.

Mary Grace Burke (2009)
Served MSA in many offices over 20 years, including President, and winner of the Maser Distinguished Service Award. She is an internationally recognized metallurgist in nuclear power applications.

Patricia G. Calarco-Isaacson (2011)
For distinguished scientific contributions to the understanding of embryo development, ultrastructural analysis, and for outstanding leadership and service to the Microscopy Society of America.

Ray W. Carpenter (2009)
For his great contributions to the Society in many different capacities (e.g., President, ASU HREM Winter School) and pioneer in applying microscopy techniques to materials research in many areas.

C. Barry Carter (2009)
For his ceaseless leadership in the Society, nationally and locally; for being a vocal proponent of transmission electron microscopy; and for his co-authorship of the leading textbook on TEM.

Albert V. Crewe (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1976

Peter A. Crozier (2011)
For outstanding original contributions to analytical and in-situ materials electron microscopy, and to leadership of the Microscopy Society of America.

Ulrich Dahmen (2012)
For his contributions to the science of phase transformations and alloy development and for advancing transmission electron microscopy techniques.

Abhaya K. Datye (2014)
For the application of electron microscopy to better understand heterogeneous catalysis, especially catalyst preparation, sintering, regeneration, and structure-property correlations related to industrial catalytic processes.

Marc de Graef (2009)
For pioneering, seminal research in the development and application of quantitative Lorentz methods for magnetic materials characterization, theoretical magnetostatics for nanoscale magnetism, and undergraduate and graduate electron microscopy education.

Vinayak Dravid (2009)
For outstanding contributions and leadership in the nanoscale characterization of materials by electron microscopy and scanned probe microscopy.

Jacques Dubochet (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2009

Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski (2015)
For international leadership of aberration-corrected electron microscopy for characterization of nanoscale particulate. For seminal and highly innovative development of electron holography to permit mapping of magnetic fields and electrostatic potentials.

Alwyn J. Eades (2011)
For developing and promoting electron diffraction methods in the TEM and SEM and for leadership in the microscopy community particularly in relation to Latin America.

Patrick Echlin (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2001

Raymond F. Egerton (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2004

Elizabeth Ann Ellis (2015)
For an outstanding career of selfless dedication to the field of microscopy in research, applications and educational outreach. Ann Ellis personifies excellence and professionalism.

Marilyn Farquhar (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1987

Don W. Fawcett (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1989

Joachim Frank (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2003

Hamish L. Fraser (2013)
Ohio State University
For pioneering developments in analytical electron microscopy and its integration with computational materials science to accelerate the development of Ti and other alloys critical to the aerospace industry.

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska (2014)
For pioneering work in polar oxide surfaces and interfaces with electron microscopy and diffraction and for leadership and mentoring roles in academia and the profession.

Lucille A. Giannuzzi (2014)
For pioneering the development and application of the focused ion beam tool for electron microscopy and for teaching of these techniques to the scientific community.

Robert M. Glaeser (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2004

Audrey M. Glauert (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1990

Ann Goldstein (2012)
For her outstanding contributions to the understanding of cardiac ultrastructure using TEM techniques including 3D tomography and for her long-term contributions to international microscopy educational activities and the Microscopy Society of America.

Joseph I. Goldstein (2010) (deceased)
For his leadership in quantitative SEM and AEM x-ray microanalysis, in application of these tools to materials science, and in the education of generations of microscopists

Brendan J. Griffin (2011)
For outstanding original contributions as well as being an internationally recognized leader in the theory and application of variable pressure scanning electron microscopy.

William T. Gunning, III (2011)
For his expert contributions in ultrastructural pathology as well as a distinguished, longstanding member of the society, serving key roles on numerous committees and in elected positions, including president of MSA.

Raymond Kenneth Hart (2009)
MSA member for 50 years, who served in many capacities and was its first Maser Distinguished Service Award Winner. He is a recognized international leader in forensic metallurgy.

Hatsujiro Hashimoto (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1988

Richard Henderson (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2005

Sir Peter B. Hirsch (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1986

Archibald Howie (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1991

Hugh E. Huxley (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1991

Takeo Ichinokawa (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1999

Sumio Iijima (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2005

Shinya Inoue (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1995

Michael S. Isaacson (2010)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2010

W. Gray Jerome (2011)
For his distinguished, long-standing involvement in the Society, including chairmanship of both the Education and Program committee's, Director of Council and President of the Society, as well as his outstanding research resume.

Miguel José-Yacamán (2015)
For his contribution to the study of the structure of metallic nano particles, to better understand their behavior in catalytic systems and their interaction with biological systems.

David C. Joy (2009)
For contributions to the application of the SEM in the areas of high resolution and low voltage imaging, and for the development of Monte Carlo simulation techniques for electron microscopy.

Morris J. Karnovsky (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1988

Thomas F. Kelly (2014)
For his pioneering contributions to the development of the local electrode atom probe which has revolutionized atomic-scale analysis of materials and for his many contributions to leadership in MSA.

Moon Kim (2012)
For his outstanding research using high resolution analytical electron microscopy for the characterization of materials and solid state electronics and for his development and construction of an ultra high vacuum (UHV) wafer bonding unit.

Aaron Klug (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1999

Ondrej L. Krivanek (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2008

William J. Landis (2012)
For his outstanding research using microscopy and microanalysis to advance the knowledge of bone and cartilage development.

Richard D. Leapman (2011)
For his pioneering work using EELS in biological TEM and demonstrated over a period of 35 years that TEM-EELS can provide unique information in structural and cellular biology.

Myron C. Ledbetter (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1996

Hannes Lichte (2011)
As a 2011 Distinguished Scientist Award winner in the Physical Sciences.

Jingyue Liu (2012)
For his many contributions to the study of catalysts, including the development of techniques for high-resolution backscattered electron imaging of supported metal catalyst nanoparticles.

Charles E. Lyman (2011)
For dedicated service to the Society as Director of Council, President of the Society and as Editor of both Microscopy & Microanalysis and Microscopy-Today.

Beverly E. Maleeff (2012)
For her devotion and long term service to the Microscopy Society of America, including her leadership roles in the Technologists' Forum and Focused Interests Groups.

John F. Mansfield (2014)
For his long term contributions to expanding the field of microstructural characterization using CBED, ESEM, AEM; for his selfless efforts in developing tools to educate students, and for his long-standing support and leadership in MSA.

Martha R. McCartney (2014)
For contributions to the development of off-axis electron holography and applications to the quantification of nanoscale electrostatic and magnetic fields.

Kent L. McDonald (2015)
Contributions by Kent McDonald have advanced cryo preservation of biological samples through his roles in both developing innovative methods and disseminating the information through publications and presentations.

Dennis McMullan (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1994

Joseph R. Michael (2009)
Internationally-renowned expert in electron and focused ion beam microscopy who has made significant contributions to the scientific community, the society, and the education of microscopists.

Sara E. Miller (2009)
A leader in EM diagnostic virology who directs the largest US EM virology laboratory and is an accomplished educator nationally and internationally in virology and viral bioterrorism agents.

Michael K. Miller (2010)
For his outstanding scientific contributions through pioneering advancement of the field of atom probe field ion microscopy, including instrumentation and sustained development and application of novel statistical data analysis methods

Terrence E. Mitchell (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2007

David A. Muller (2013)
Cornell University
For application of outstanding experimental and theoretical skills to critical problems in materials physics, effective communication of the insights thus generated and attracting and training excellent students.

Thomas Mulvey (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2001

Dale E. Newbury (2009)
For seminal contributions to the application of x-ray microanalysis and for the development of Monte Carlo simulation techniques for accurate micro and nano analysis.

Michael A. O'Keefe (2011)
For scientific contributions advancing high resolution TEM, authoring the original software for image simulation, pioneering the establishment of sub-Ångstrom resolution, and for outstanding service to the Microscopy Society of America.

Xiaoqing Pan (2014)
For his pioneering contributions to the development and innovative application of atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy and in situ techniques and to the science of multifunctional oxides and catalysts.

George Pappas (2010)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2010

Stephen J. Pennycook (2010)
For his pioneering contributions to the development and application of atomic-resolution high angle annular dark field imaging and electron energy loss spectroscopy

George Perry (2011)
For his world-renowned Alzheimer's Disease research as well as the development of microscopic methods that made studying the pathology of oxidative stress in neuroscience possible.

John P. Petrali (2010)
For his pioneering work in ultrastructural pathology, his tireless educational activities, and his outstanding contributions to the Microscopy Society of America and its local affiliates

David W. Piston (2014)
For pioneering contributions advancing the field of fluorescence microscopy and for dedicated service to the field of microscopy and to MSA.

Michael Postek (2015)
For distinguished scientific contributions in the area of accurate dimensional metrology, National standards for instrument performance and calibration for scanned particle beam microscopy, education and service to the MSA.

Stanley Frank Platek (2015)
For distinguished scientific contributions using light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis in applications to forensic science, microanalysis, microscopy education and the MSA.

Robert L. Price (2012)
For his contributions to the study of cardiovascular development and disease, biotechnology and cancer through confocal scanning laser and electron microscopy and for his many years of long term service and numerous leadership positions in the Microscopy Society of America.

Michael Radermacher (2013)
For advancing the field of electron cryomicroscopy through image processing methods development, structural studies of biological systems, and for service to the EM community through workshops and scientific meetings.

Gertrude Rempfer (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1990

Jean-Paul Revel (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1993

Harald Rose (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2003

Frances Ross (2012)
For her contributions in the development of novel in situ electron microscopy techniques including her pioneering work on studying liquid phase reactions in the TEM.

F.O. Schmitt (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1986

Caroline Schooley (2009)
An outstanding microscopist and educator who has made exceptional contributions to microscopy education from K-12 through post-graduate levels.

David N. Seidman (2012)
For his outstanding contributions to the advancement of atom probe field ion microscopy including designing the first APFIM with full computer control.

Debra Sherman (2012)
For her devotion and long term service to the Microscopy Society of America, including her leadership role in the formation of the Facility Operation and Management Focus Interest Group.

Ryuichi Shimizu (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2002

John Silcox (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1996

Robert B. Simmons (2011)
For his leadership in applications of multiple microscopy and analysis techniques to issues related to the human environment and as an expert witness in environmental litigation.

Robert Sinclair (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2009

S. J. Singer (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1997

Fritiof Sjostrand (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1992

David J. Smith (2013)
For his internationally recognized leadership in the development and application of atomic-resolution electron microscopy to materials, his tireless promotion of the technique through education and his dedicated service to MSA.

Kenneth C.A. Smith (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1993

Avril V. Somlyo (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 1998

John C.H. Spence (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 2006

Eric A. Stach (2013)
For the development and application of in situ techniques, in particular nanoindentation and environmental transmission electron microscopy, to solve materials problems in the fields of deformation, catalysis and growth of nanostructures.

Susanne Stemmer (2015)
For major contributions to the advancement of scanning transmission electron microscopy as a quantitative tool in materials science.

Alasdair C. Steven (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2008

Peter R. Swann (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1997

Gareth Thomas (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1980

Kiyoteru Tokuyasu (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2000

Michael Treacy (2015)
A gentleman and a scholar. For development of high angle annular dark field imaging, elucidation of zeolite and novel carbon structures, and origination of fluctuation microscopy to characterize amorphous materials.

Nigel Unwin (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2007

Joseph S. Wall (2009)
Distinguished Biological Scientist, 2006

Zhong L. Wang (2010)
For his pioneering research in the development of in-situ EM nanoscale measurement techniques, inelastic scattering theory, growth of oxide nanostructures, and seminal contributions to fields of functional materials and nanotechnology

Oliver C. Wells (2009) (deceased)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1992

Michael J. Whelan (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1998

David B. Williams (2010)
For his pioneering work in the applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy to materials science, including X-ray analysis, electron energy-loss spectrometry and convergent beam electron-diffraction techniques; and for his co-authorship of the leading textbook on TEM

Janet H. Woodward (2011)
For her devotion, long term service and numerous leadership roles in the Microscopy Society of America.

Nan Yao (2012)
For his contributions to the development and application of advanced microscopy techniques including electron, ion, x-ray, and atomic force microscopy imaging and microanalysis.

Nestor J. Zaluzec (2009)
For his tireless service to the society and his wide ranging research activities in the field of electron microscopy.

Elmar Zeitler (2009)
Distinguished Physical Scientist, 1989

Yimei Zhu (2009)
For outstanding and innovative development and implementation of advanced electron microscopy techniques including quantitative diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy, and phase retrieval methods in understanding superconducting, ferromagnetic, and strongly correlated materials