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. There is an annual fee of $15 per each FIG joined.

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.

FIG Committee Chair, 2020-2022
Renu Sharma
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

Active FIGs

3D EM in the Biological Sciences (3DEMBS)
Bill Rice
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


Aberration Corrected EM (ACEM)
Robert Klie
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL


Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy (APFIM)
David Diercks
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO


Cryopreparation (CP)
Kim Rensing
912 Stevens Street
White Rock, BC Canada
V4B 4X4


Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy (DBM)
Claudia Lopez
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR


Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques (ECAMT)
Roberto dos Reis
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL


EM Data Analysis and Management (EM-DAM)
Alex Rakowski
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA


EM in Liquids and Gases (EMLG)
Katherine Jungjohann
Sandia National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM


Facilities Operation and Management (FOM)
Luisa Amelia Dempere
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
Josh Sugar
Sandia National Laboratory
Livermore, CA


MicroAnalytical Standards (MAS)
FIG-MAS is open to members of MSA, MAS, IMS, and MSC/SMC
Will Nachlas
University of Wisconsin, Dept of Geoscience
Madison, WI


Pharmaceuticals (PHRM)
Daniel Skomski, PhD
Merck & Co. Inc.
Greater New York City Area
Phone: (215) 652-2139