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 $10 per each FIG joined. Click HERE to join FIGs.

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

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FIG Committee Chair, 2014-2016
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

Active FIGs

3D Electron Microscopy in the Biological Sciences
Teresa Ruiz, PhD, Associate Professor (Interim Leader) Email
Michael Radermacher, PhD, Professor (Interim Leader) Email
University of Vermont
Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
149 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405


Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscopy
Paul Voyles
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1509 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
voice: 608-265-6740
fax: 608-262-8353
Email (NOTE: new email)


Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy
Arun Devaraj, Ph.D.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL)
902 Battelle Boulevard
Richland, WA 99352


Kim Rensing
912 Stevens Street
White Rock, BC Canada
V4B 4X4
Cell: 778-228-9355


Diagnostic Microscopy
Jon Charlesworth
Mayo Clinic
Microscopy and Cell Analysis Core
1426 Guggenheim Building
Rochester, MN 55901


Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques
Yoosuf N. Picard, PhD
Associate Research Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
144 Roberts Engineering Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA


Electron Microscopy in Liquids and Gases (EMLG)
Dr. Raymond R. Unocic
Research Staff Member
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
P.O. Box 2008 MS-6064
Oak Ridge, TN 37831


Facility Operation and Management
Christine A. Brantner PhD
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


Focused Ion Beam
Nicholas Antoniou
Product Manager
Revera, Inc
3090 Oakmead Village Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95051


MicroAnalytical Standards FIG
FIG is open to members of MSA, MAS, IMS, MSC/SMCJoin here
Dr. Julien M. Allaz
Electron Microprobe Lab Manager
University of Colorado Boulder
Dept. of Geological Sciences
UCB 399, 2200 Colorado Av.
Boulder, CO 80309-0399
Phone: (303) 735 2413
Fax: (303) 492 2606


Mr. John-Bruce D. Green
Senior Research Scientist
Baxter Healthcare
25212 Illinois Route 120
Round Lake, IL 60073