Nominations are now open for the 2015 Society Awards, Nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2014.
The Award descriptions, criteria, and nomination materials required are described below.
Recipients will be announced on Monday, August 3, 2015 during M&M 2015 in Portland, Oregon.
Distinguished Scientist Awards
These Awards annually recognize a preeminent senior scientist from each of the Biological and Physical Sciences who has a long-standing record of achievement during his or her career in the field of microscopy or microanalysis.
The Burton Medal was initiated to honor annually the distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by a scientist who is less than 40 years of age on January 1st of the award year (i.e., the awardee to be honored at M&M 2013 cannot have been born earlier than 1974).
Outstanding Technologist Awards
These Awards annually honor a technologist from each of the Biological and Physical Sciences who has made significant contributions, such as the development of new techniques that have contributed to the advancement of microscopy and microanalysis.
Morton D. Maser Distinguished Service Award
This Award recognizes 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 annually to honor an MSA member who has provided significant volunteer service to the Society over a sustained period of time.
The Albert Crewe Award
The Albert Crewe Award was initiated to recognize annually 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 annually 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.
Nominations for all Society Awards should include:
- A letter from the nominator describing the nominee's qualifications for the award. The nominator must be a member of MSA;
- Letters of support from other members of the scientific community (see below);
- The publication(s) for which the nominee is to be recognized (see below);
- The nominee's curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is desirable but not required.
For criterion 2: At most four supporting letters for the Distinguished Scientist Awards; at most three for the Burton Medal, Outstanding Technologist, and Maser Awards, and at most two for the Crewe and Palade Awards. The authors of these letters need not be members of MSA.
For criterion 3: No additional documentation is required for the Distinguished Scientist, Burton, Outstanding Technologist and Maser awards; pdf copies of two significant publications are required for the Crewe and Palade awards.
The deadline for receipt of Awards Nomination Packages, preferably in electronic format, is November 15.
Nominations will remain under consideration for three years, and may be updated during those years.
Please forward your nomination materials to MSA Headquarters via e-mail to MSA Headquarters, fax (703-435-4390) or mail (MSA Managing Director, 12100 Sunset Hills Road #130, Reston, VA 20190). Please feel free to contact Bob Dziuban or Ashley Carey at 800-538-3672 or 703-234-4115 for additional information.
MSA Distinguished Scientist Award Past Recipients
Year Biological Sciences Physical Sciences 1975 Keith Porter Robert Heidenreich 1976 L.L. Marton Albert Crewe 1977 Robley C. Williams James Hillier 1978 Thomas Anderson Vernon E. Cosslett 1979 Daniel C. Pease John M. Cowley 1980 George E. Palade Gareth Thomas 1981 Sanford L. Palay Vladimir K. Zworykin 1982 Richard M. Eakin Benjamin M. Siegel 1983 Hans Ris Otto Scherzer 1984 Cecil E. Hall Sir Charles Oatley 1985 Gaston Dupouy Ernst Ruska 1986 F. O. Schmitt Peter Hirsch 1987 Marilyn G. Farquhar Jan B. LePoole 1988 Morris J. Karnovsky Hatsujiro Hashimoto 1989 Don W. Fawcett Elmar Zeitler 1990 Audrey M. Glauert Gertrude F. Rempfer 1991 Hugh E. Huxley Archie Howie 1992 Fritiof Sjöstrand Oliver C. Wells 1993 Jean-Paul Revel Kenneth C.A. Smith 1994 Andrew P. Somlyo Dennis McMullan 1995 Shinya Inoue David B. Wittry 1996 Myron C. Ledbetter John Silcox 1997 S. J. Singer Peter R. Swann 1998 Avril V. Somlyo Michael J. Whelan 1999 Sir Aaron Klug Takeo Ichinokawa 2000 K. Tokuyasu S. Amelinckx 2001 Patrick Echlin Thomas Mulvey 2002 Marc Adrian Ryuichi Shimizu 2003 Joachim Frank Harald Rose 2004 Robert M. Glaeser Raymond F. Egerton 2005 Richard Henderson Sumio Iijima 2006 Joseph S. Wall John C.H. Spence 2007 Nigel Unwin Terence E. Mitchell 2008 Alasdair Steven Ondrej L. Krivanek 2009 Jacques Dubochet Robert Sinclair 2010 George Papas Michael Isaacson 2011 Ueli Aebi Hannes Lichte 2012 Timothy Baker Ulrich Dahmen 2013 David DeRosier C. Barry Carter
Burton Medal Past Recipients
Year Recipient 1975 James Lake 1976 Michael S. Isaacson 1977 David D. Joy 1978 Robert Sinclair 1979 Norton B. Gilula 1980 John C.H. Spence 1981 Barbara J. Panessa-Warren 1982 Nestor J. Zaluzec 1983 Ronald Gronsky 1984 David B. Williams 1985 Richard D. Leapman 1986 J. Murray Gibson 1987 Ron A.Milligan 1988 A.D. Romig, Jr. 1989 Laurence D. Marks 1990 W. Mason Skiff 1991 Joseph R. Michael 1992 Kannan M. Krishnan 1993 Joseph A.N. Zasadzinski 1994 Jan M. Chabala 1995 Joanna L. Batstone 1996 Vinayak P. Dravid 1997 P.M. Ajayan 1998 Ian M. Anderson 1999 Zhong Lin Wang 2000 Eva Nogales 2001 Jian Min Zuo 2002 Nigel D. Browning 2003 Frances M. Ross 2004 Z. Hong Zhou 2005 David J. Larson 2006 David A. Muller 2007 Peter D. Nellist 2008 Steven J. Ludtke 2009 Eric Stach 2010 Sergei V. Kalinin 2011 Radostin Denev 2012 David Ginger 2013 John L. Rubinstein
MSA Outstanding Technologists' Awards
Year Recipient 1993 Ben O. Spurlock 1994 Bernard J. Kestel 1995 Kai Chien 1996 David W. Ackland 1997 John P. Benedict
Stanley J. Klepeis
1998 Charles J. Echer
Hilton H. Molehauer
1999 John C. Wheatley
John M. Basgen
2000 Nancy Crise Smith 2001 Conrad G. Bremer 2002 José A. Mascorro 2003 Edward A. Ryan 2004 Mark C. Reuter 2005 Chris Nelson
John J. Bozzola
2007 Thomas Deerinck 2009 Lynne Gignac
2010 E. Ann Ellis 2011 Robert Grassucci 2012 Kunio Nagashima 2013 Robyn Roth
K. Shawn Reeves
Morton D Maser Distinguished Service Award Past Recipients
Year Recipient 1992 Ronald Anderson
G. W. Bailey
Morton D Maser
John H.L. Watson
1993 E. Laurence Thurston 1994 Richard Crang 1995 Raymond K. Hart 1996 Jose' Mascorro 1997 William T. Gunning III 1998 Nestor J. Zaluzec 1999 Charles Lyman 2000 Barbara A. Reine
Hildegard H. Crowley
2002 Beverly Maleeff 2003 M. Grace Burke 2004 Ralph Albrecht 2005 W. Gray (Jay) Jerome 2006 Jeanette Killius 2007 Robert L. Price 2008 Stuart McKernan 2010 Pamela Lloyd 2011 Janet Woodward 2012 Gina Sosinsky 2013 Caroline Miller
The Albert Crewe Award
Year Recipient 2012 Wu Zhou 2013 Lena Fitting-Kourkoutis
The George Palade Award
Year Recipient 2012 Gabriel Lander 2013 Peng Ge