Communities

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, 2017-2019
Andy Vogt
Sr. Research Scientist
AbbVie Inc
NCE Analytical R&D
North Chicago, IL 60064
OFFICE: +1 847 938 4692
EMAIL

Active FIGs

3D EM in the Biological Sciences (3DEMBS)
Steven Ludtke, Professor
Departmnet of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, 77030
Email

 

Aberration Corrected EM (ACEM)
Juan Carlos Idrobo
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
PO Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6030, USA
Tel: +1 (865) 574-5659 (office)
+1 (312) 933-2350 (cell)
Email

 

Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy (APFIM)
David Diercks
Colorado School of Mines
Email

 

Cryopreparation (CP)
Kim Rensing
912 Stevens Street
White Rock, BC Canada
V4B 4X4
Tel: 778-228-9355
Email

 

Diagnostic & Biomedical Microscopy (DBM)
Ru-ching Hsia
University of Maryland Baltimore
Tel: 410-706-7992
Email

 

Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques (ECAMT)
Alex Eggeman
School of Materials
University of Manchester
Email

 

EM in Liquids and Gases (EMLG)
Huolin Xin
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of California, Irvine
Email

 

Facilities Operation and Management (FOM)
Amelia Dempere
Engineer and Director
Research Service Centers (RSC)
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
110 NRF (Nanoscale Research Facility)
1041 Center Dr.
UF Campus
Gainesville, 32611
Tel: 352-392-6985
Email

 

Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
Suzy Vitale
Microbeam Specialist, FIB/SEM
Geophysical Laboratory
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5251 Broad Branch Road NW
Washington, DC 20015
Tel: 202-478-8918
Email

 

MicroAnalytical Standards (MAS)
FIG is open to members of MSA, MAS, IMS, MSC/SMC
Anette von der Handt
Electron Microprobe Lab Manager
University of Minnesota
Dept. of Earth Sciences
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624 7370
Fax: (612) 625 3819

 

Pharmaceuticals (PHRM)
Jason R. Mantei
Research Scientist II
Baxter Research & Development
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
25212 W. IL Rt. 120, WG3-1S
Round Lake, Illinois 60073 / USA
Email