MAS Involvement:

  • Member since 1996
  • 2005 K.F.J Heinrich Award
  • MAS Director (2006-2008)
  • MAS Co-Chair 2011

Masashi Watanabe received his B.S., in 1991, M.S. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1996 in Metallurgy from Kyushu University (the last metallurgy degree provided in Japan).

Masashi is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Lehigh University since 2009 after his experiences as an Associate Professor at Research Laboratory for High Voltage Electron Microscopy in Kyushu University and as a Career Staff Scientist at National Center for Electron Microscopy in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Masashi’s research emphasizes materials characterization using various electron microscopy approaches involving analysis via X-rays and energy-loss electrons in analytical electron microscopes.

Masashi is one of organizers of Lehigh Microscopy School (a lecturer since 2001) and a lecturer of Arizona State University Winter TEM School since 2008, He also participated in McMaster Microscopy HETEM School (Canada) and in SuperSTEM summer school (UK) as a lecturer.