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, 2020-2022
Renu Sharma
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
EMAIL

Active FIGs

3D EM in the Biological Sciences (3DEMBS)
Bill Rice
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY
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Aberration Corrected EM (ACEM)
Robert Klie
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Email

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Email

 

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