It is with great sadness that MAS shares news of the passing of Klaus Keil. Klaus was an early proponent for a national society dedicated to electron probe microanalysis, which has evolved to our current MAS.

Klaus was awarded the Microbeam Analysis Society’s 2002 Presidential Science Award and was part of the MAS Fellows Legends Class of 2018 “For outstanding innovation developing the first energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS) on an electron microprobe with collaborators R. Fitzgerald and K.F.G. Heinrich leading to the first EDS paper in Science in 1968.”

He was Director of the Hawai`i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, and former Interim Dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Prior to Hawai’i, Klaus was at the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico.

We will miss Klaus.