The Joseph Goldstein fund awards the Goldstein Scholarships, intended to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society, increase interactions of junior and established microanalysts, and to advance the state-of-the-art in microanalysis measurements. The fund was initiated with seed funding by the Meteoritical Society, and is supported by the publisher Springer and individual member donations. This scholarship award is in memory of Joseph Goldstein and is available for students and Early Career Scholars within 5 years of their final degree.
Find more details on the application process and recent awards here.
About Joseph I. Goldstein (1939-2015):
Joseph I. Goldstein began his career as a professor of materials science and engineering at Lehigh University in 1964. He became a world-renowned expert in microanalysis, with much of his work focusing on identification of materials in meteorites and lunar rocks. Joe founded the Lehigh University Microscopy School, an annual series of short courses that, since its launch in 1970, has provided training to thousands of students from around the world. He left Lehigh to serve as Dean of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from 1990 to 2004.
He served as President of MAS in 1991, was a recipient of the Society’s Presidential Science Award (link) and Duncumb Award (link). In addition to a wealth of technical publications, Joe and several co-authors produced the textbook Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis, which remains an indispensable resource, updated twice since its publication in 1991. He is also noted for his contributions to instrument development, including the electron probe microanalyzer, the scanning electron microscope and the analytical electron microscope, tools that form the foundation of work in the field of microanalysis.