Affiliated Regional Societies & MAS-Sponsored Speaker Program (2022-2025) Clarissa Wisner
Affiliated Regional Societies & MAS-Sponsored Speaker Program (2022-2025)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The Affiliated Regional Societies (AReS) and MAS-Sponsored Speaker Committee was established as an information resource for the AReS and to provide, at no charge, a renowned speaker for one technical meeting per year for an AReS.
Since obtaining a BS in Chemistry ‘81 I have had the good fortune to work in sample characterization in one way or another. I started my career with the defunct US Bureau of Mines (USBM). During my time with the USBM I was introduced to electron microscopy. Not having any microscopy background, I returned to school to learn about microscopy in the Geology department. That lead to obtaining a MS in Geology ’94. In 1997 I left the USBM to work as a Development Chemist for The Doe Run Company. After a short stint there, I went to work at Missouri University of Science and Technology or S&T, formerly University of Missouri at Rolla (UMR). Since hiring on at S&T I have since acquired a MS in Materials Science and Engineering ’07 and a PhD in Chemistry ’14 with a thesis “Graphite Aerogels and the Formation Mechanism of Unusual Micron-Size Rod and Helical Structures”. I currently work as a Senior Research Specialist where I teach, maintain, and operate electron microscopes. My main interest in microscopy is the teaching of the basics so that students understand the physics of the whys to electron microscopy. I have over 30 publications and presentations in microscopy.