A Message From the New MAS President

As the new President for MAS, I want to thank you for being a member of one of the most influential organizations in Microanalysis. There is much to gain as a member and much to provide to others. We look forward to seeing you at international meetings and also at local society meetings.

An additional benefit of being a member is the opportunity to select new officers who will guide the organization during their term. Be aware that the ballot for elections is being prepared and a link will be emailed out in the next few weeks. Please consider all of the worthy candidates and make appropriate selections.

Patrick Camus

MAS President

Applications Are Open for the Goldstein Scholarship, Fall 2022!

MAS, the Meteoritical Society and Springer are excited to announce that applications are open for the Joseph Goldstein Scholarship. This award provides travel to a class or an opportunity to work at a different institution that would help with their research. More information can be found here: https://the-mas.org/awards/goldstein_scholar/. The deadline for the fall round is November 1, 2022.

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In Memory of David Joy, MAS Fellow and Electron Microscopy Legend

It is with great sadness that MAS learned of the recent passing of David Joy.
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A Look Back at the EBSD2022 Topical Conference

EBSD 2022 was a success, with 124 attendees (including 32 early-career researchers) participating virtually across 10 different time zones.

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Drumroll Please! Meet Our New Goldstein Scholars

Congratulations to our new Goldstein Scholar Awardees: Alexander Kling and Xinxing Peng. Thank you also to sponsors Springer and the Meteoritical Society for making these awards possible!

Free MAS Webinar on Software Tools for Microanalysis on June 15th, 2022

The Microanalysis Society would like to draw your attention to a free Software Tools for Microanalysis webinar on June 15th, 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern. Read more

Consider Attending a Sunday Short Course at M&M2022 in Portland

M&M2022 Portland will kick off on Sunday, July 31, with your choice between one of eight Sunday Short Course options on a variety of topics led by subject-matter experts, including MSA Fellows and Society Award Recipients. Read more

Present a Post-Deadline Poster at M&M2022 Portland

Have some recent work you would like to share? Present it as a Post-Deadline Poster during M&M2022 in Portland! The deadline to submit a post-deadline paper is Friday, July 1. Read more

Call for Abstracts: 2022 International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23)

Please consider submitting an abstract to the 2022 International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23):  https://sims23.avs.org/schedule/. The abstract submission deadline is next week on May 13, 2022.

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Online registration is now open for M&M 2022!

Don’t miss out on the premier microscopy education and networking event of the year – Microscopy & Microanalysis 2022 in Portland, Oregon (our first time back in person since 2019!). Read more

Congratulations to the MAS Fellows of 2022!

MAS Fellows are nominated by peers and selected by the Fellows Committee with final approval through a vote of MAS Council.  MAS Fellows have distinguished themselves through outstanding research, outreach and teaching, and service to the microanalysis community.  Deadline for the next round of nominations is September 30.  https://the-mas.org/awards/mas-fellows/


Our new MAS Fellows of 2022 are:

Larry Allard – “For outstanding leadership and sustained contributions to development of electron microscopy of materials”

Greg Meeker – “For outstanding leadership and sustained contributions to microprobe analysis of geological materials and minerals”

Rhonda Stroud – “For outstanding leadership and sustained contributions to analytical microscopy of extraterrestrial materials”

Congratulations to the new MAS Presidential Awards winners!

MAS Presidential Awards

The Presidential Science Award goes to John Panitz, High-Field Consultants, for his contributions to the founding and advancing developments of the atom probe which unlocked the ability to perform atomic scale chemical analysis.

The Presidential Service Award goes to Kerry Siebein, NIST, for outstanding volunteer service to the society over a sustained period of time.  Kerry’s latest role with MAS was as the AReS Chair (2016-2021) and coordinated tour speakers with AReS and she kept us engaged when we could not meet in person.

The K. F. J. Heinrich Award goes to Jordan Hachtel, ORNL, for his distinguished technical contributions to microanalysis by a society member within 15 years of their terminal degree.

The Peter Duncumb Award for Excellence in Microanalysis recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of microanalysis through technical accomplishment, leadership, and educational and professional activities. It is awarded annually to an individual currently active in his or her career through nomination by the MAS membership and selection by MAS Council.  This year’s awardee is Dr. Colin MacRae from CSIRO.  Colin has led a research team that pioneered developments in light element analysis, soft x-ray speciation and the analysis and quantification of cathodoluminescence.

Congratulations to the M&M 2021 Best Paper Award winners!

Best Paper Awards: These awards represent the best papers presented at the previous year’s M&M meeting. Candidates for the MAS Outstanding Paper Awards are nominated, through consultation with symposium organizers and the MAS membership, by the MAS Awards Committee, then approved by vote of MAS Council.

Birks Award for Best Contributed Paper, sponsored by JEOL:
Quantifying Trace Element Variations in Chrysocolla by Clustering FEG-EPMA Hyperspectral Maps
Aaron Torpy, CSIRO

Cosslett Award for Best Invited Paper, sponsored by MAS:
Deciphering extreme mineral records; microstructural phase heritage of shocked materials
Timmons Erickson, Jacobs-JETS, NASA JSC

Castaing Award for Best Student Paper, sponsored by Cameca:
Investigating Space Weathering Effects on Carbonaceous Asteroids Using High-flux and Low-flux Ion Irradiation of the Murchison Meteorite
Dara Laczniak, Purdue University

Macres Award for Best Instrumentation/Software, sponsored by Oxford Instruments:
The virtual FIB: Simulating 3D in situ lift-out for visualization and technique development
Aleksander Mosberg, SuperSTEM

In Memory of Klaus Keil, MAS Fellow and Microanalysis Legend

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.

This Just In! The Deadline for the Call for Papers Has Been Extended by One Week!

The M&M 2022 Call for Papers has been EXTENDED by one week to Thursday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST.