In Memory of Phillip E. Russel, MAS Fellow and AFM Legend

It is with profound sadness that MAS has learned of the death of Phillip E. Russel, MAS Fellow.

Prof. Dr. Phillip Russel was a MAS Fellow and part of the 2018 Legends Class, that honored our first selection of the 26 most influential scientists in the field of microanalysis. He received this distinction for “For outstanding contributions and leadership in materials characterization using atomic force microscope techniques.”

He received numerous MAS society awards (among others) over the years: the MAS Presidential Science Award in 2003, the MAS K.F.J. Heinrich Award in 1993 and the MAS Macres Award in 1990.

More information on his life and achievements, including information about a (virtual and in-person) celebration of life memorial service on May 12,  can be found here:

Dr. Phillip E. Russell, 1955 – 2023