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

Active FIGs

3D Electron Microscopy in the Biological Sciences
Steven Ludtke, Professor
Departmnet of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, 77030


Aberration-Corrected Electron Microscopy
Juan Carlos Idrobo
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831


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
Gang (Greg) Ning
Director of Microscopy Facility
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802


Electron Crystallography and Automated Mapping Techniques
Alex Eggeman
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK


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
Suzy Vitale
Carnegie Institution for Science
Washington, DC


MicroAnalytical Standards FIG
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


Jason R. Mantei
Research Scientist II
Baxter Research & Development
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Round Lake, Illinois 60073