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Committee Chairs and Members are appointed by Executive Council "as it considers necessary or helpful in managing the affairs of the society," as outlined in Article VII.

 
Rhonda Stroud

Nominations (2016-2018)
Rhonda Stroud

Nanoscale Materials Section
Materials Science and Technology Division
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Ave SW
Washington, DC 20375

Tel: 202-404-4143
Email: rhonda.stroud@nrl.navy.mil

The Nomination Committee identifies candidates to run for elected offices in the MAS Executive Committee, including Directors, Secretary, and President Elect.
Rhonda joined MAS in 2005. She has served MAS in multiple roles, as a Tour Speaker (2006, 2017-), as a Director (2012-2014), as chair of the Strategic Planning committee (2014-2017), and as President Elect (2017-2018). She holds degrees in physics from Cornell (A.B. '91) and Washington University in St. Louis (Ph.D. '96). Her research expertise is in the coordinated analysis of synthetic and natural nanoscale materials, using electron, ion, and X-ray beam methods. As head of Nanoscale Materials Section at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, she maintains the DoD's most advanced electron microscopy facility for basic research, including a Nion UltraSTEM 200-X and a JEOL 2200FS. On going projects in her group include investigation of the cosmics recycling of dust from ancient stars into new solar systems, and the development of functionalized nanomaterials for sensor and renewable energy applications. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Meteoritical Society. Asteroid 8468Rhondastroud was named by the IAU in her honor for her contributions to the understanding of planetary materials.
Members: Yoosuf Picard, Katherine (Kat) Crispin, At-large (unfilled), At-large (unfilled), Masashi Watanabe
Director2008_NR

Computer Activities (2017-2020)
Nicholas W. M. Ritchie
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8371
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8371
Tel: +1 301 975 3929
Fax: +1 301 417 1321
Email: nicholas.ritchie-at-nist.gov
 

The Computer Activities Committee is responsible for administering the MAS's Internet presence. The committee works with the Finance Committee, the Membership Committee, the Awards Committee, the Topical Conference Organizing Committees, the Council and other MAS groups to ensure that the Internet services they require are available.
Nicholas is a scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he studies ways to make microanalytical measurements more robust and reliable. He has been involved with the MAS as a Council member, the Awards Committee Chair and the Computer Activities Chair.
Members: Nicholas Ritchie, Katherine "Cat" Crispin, Assel Aitkaliyeva
Inga Holl Musselman

Education (2012-2017)
Inga Holl Musselman
University of Texas at Dallas
P.O. Box 830688, MS BE26
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Tel: +1 972 883 2706
Fax: +1 972 883 2925
Email: imusselm-at-utdallas.edu
 

Director2009_HL

International Liaison (2017-2020)
Heather Lowers

Box 25046 Denver Federal Center
Mail Stop 973
Denver, CO 80225-0046

Tel: +1 303 236 1184 
hlowers678-at-hotmail.com

Assel Aitkaliyeva

MicroNews Editor (2016-2018)
Assel Aitkaliyeva
University of Florida

aitkaliyeva@mse.ufl.edu

Donovan Leonard (circa Dec 2016)

Microscopy and Microanalysis Editorial Board (2017-2019)
Donovan Leonard 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Materials Science & Technology Division
One Bethel Valley Road
PO Box 2008, MS 6064
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6064
leonarddn-at-ornl.gov

Kerry Siebein



Affiliated Regional Societies & Tour Speakers (2016-2018)

Kerry Siebein
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 6201
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8371
Tel: +1 301 975 8458

Email: kerry.siebein-at-nist.gov
 

John Fournelle

Archivist (2010-2017)
John Fournelle
University of Wisconsin-Madison
306a Weeks Hall for Geologic Science
1215 W Dayton Street
Madison WI 53706
Tel: +1 608 262 7964
Email: johnf-at-geology.wisc.edu
 

I have redefined my mission in line with my interest in preserving the history, partiucularly in terms of conducting oral history interviews of early pioneers in EPMA and in the development of our society. I work closely with Mike Marko, who is the arhivist of the Microscopy Society of America. We conduct oral history interviews of both pioneers as well as individuals who have made significant advances in our fields. These are archived and made available via MSA, though MAS ones will in the future be available via a link on the MAS website. I have interviewed over a dozen individuals, including several in France who worked Castaing, as well as Peter Duncumb in the UK. With assistance from the family of David Wittry, inventor of the ARL microprobe and a founder of Electron Probe Analysis Society of America (EPASA), the first name of our organization, I accessed his files which were in themselves an archive of EPMA in the 1950s. And I have been bequeathed by the previous archivists with some documents from the early years of the society, many of which have been scanned and will also be availalbe online.
After dropping out of college at the height of 'turbulent 60s' and then spending many years as an arc-welder and union gadfly in a shipyard, John returned to school and become a geologist. By 1983, he had gotten his B.S. in Geology at the University of Maryland, and soon after was at Johns Hopkins, spending 2 field seasons in the Aleutians studying Shishaldin Volcano. Around 1985, he became acquainted with the MAC probe at the Geophysical Lab in DC, spending many nights straining his eyes trying to see the microscope’s image of the sample surface and punching commands on the teletype ("surely you jest”) and being warned by David George “do not touch the PHA dials". He did a post-doc at the Smithsonian in 1989 studying anhydrite inclusions in the Nevado del Ruiz pumice, using the Smithsonian's 9 spectrometer ARL-SEMQ under the eyes of Gene Jarosewich and Joe Nelen. He next analyzed anhydrite in Pinatubo pumice with the new Hopkins JEOL 8600, before being hired to run the probe lab at Wisconsin. There he babysat the ARL-SEMQ while waiting for a new CAMECA SX51 to come. He is now the proud father of a CAMECA SXFive FE. His oddest objects of study have been metal found in Oscr Meyer hot dogs and white crystals on cheese. He has 59 publications and 143 abstracts. He is also a historian, the archivist of MAS, and has been an amateur radio operator (WA3BTA) since 1964. CQ DX?
Vern Robertson

Corporate Liaison (2010-2017)
Vernon E. Robertson
JEOL (USA) Inc
11 Dearborn Road
Peabody, MA 01960
Tel: +1 978 535 5900 x2284
Fax: +1 978 536 2205
Email: vern-at-jeol.com
 

Jim McGee

Finance Committee (2017-2020)
Jim McGee

190 Beekman Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: (518) 852-2868
Email: mcgeejj-at-gmail.com

 

The Finance Committee has overall responsibility for the operation and administration of the MAS investment fund portfolio, currently housed in and managed by Morgan Stanley using Committee guidance consistent with the MAS Investment Policy Statement.
Jim McGee has been a member of MAS since 1979 and has served the Society as a session chair, Council member, Treasurer, and Finance Committee member. Jim’s professional career encompassed research and microanalytical development applied to geologic and nuclear reactor materials, working at the US Geological Survey, University of South Carolina, and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.
Members: Jim McGee, Peter McSwiggen (at large), Roseann Csencsits, Keana Scott, Elaine Schumacher, Masashi Watanabe
Paul Carpenter

Topical Conferences (2017-2020)
Paul Carpenter
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
Earth and Planetary Sciences CB1169 Rm 110
St. Louis, MO 63130
Tel: +1 314 935 5471
Email: paulc-at-levee.wustl.edu
 

Kat Crispin

Social Media (2014-2016)
Katherine L. Crispin
The Pennsylvania State University
Materials Characterization Laboratory
N005 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA  16802
Tel: (814) 865-0344

Email: klcrispin@psu.edu 

Andrew Herzing

Awards Committee (2017-2020)
Andrew Herzing
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8371
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8371
Tel: +1 301 975 2860
Fax: +1 301 417 1321
Email: andrew.herzing-at-nist.gov
 

The Awards Committee is responsible for recommending candidates for the MAS societies various paper, service and science awards.
Andrew Herzing received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University under the supervision of Professor Christopher Kiely. During this period he was awarded the George P. Conard award for outstanding graduate student. He then spent two years as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, where he is now a staff scientist in the Material Measurement Laboratory. Andrew’s research is centered on the quantitative structural and chemical characterization of small volumes of material using electron microscopy techniques. In particular, he is currently focused on the characterization of organic composites, developing quantitative methods for three-dimensional characterization of materials using tomographic techniques, and the measurement of surface plasmon resonance behavior in individual nanostructures. He has contributed to over 70 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters in a wide variety of fields involving electron microscopy. In 2017, Andrew was presented with the K. F. J. Heinrich award from the Microanalysis Society.
Members: Yoosuf Picard, Katherine (Kat) Crispin, Vin Smentkowski, Julie Chouinard, Karen Henry, Nick Wilson
Mike Nagorka

Membership Services (2018-2020)
Mike Nagorka

6796 East Pine Lane
Parker, CO
80138
USA
Email: masmembership-at-gmail.com

 

This "committee" updates the membership database, informs Drohan of members who renew subscriptions to M&M journal, coordinates elections, and verifies which people are members of MAS in good standing (i.e., have paid membership dues for the year).
Mike Nagorka spent thirteen years at an analytical lab in California performing electron microscopy of various sorts (TEM, SEM/EDS, EPMA). Prior to that he worked for nine years as a metallurgist at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. He holds BS and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Members: Mike Nagorka
Keana Scott

Strategic Planning (2017-2020)
Keana Scott

National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8371
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8371
Tel: +1 301 975 4579
Fax: +1 301 417 1321
Email: keana.scott-at-nist.gov

 

The purpose of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is to coordinate with MAS council to identify key objectives that best fulfills the mission of the society, and to create long term plans and action items that will achieve these objectives. Currently, there are two key objectives the SPC is focused on. These are: 1) to develop a sustainable solution for retaining and effectively utilizing institutional knowledge and 2) enhance membership retention and participation in society functions.
Keana Scott is a Physical Scientist in the Materials Measurement Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After developing automation engineering solutions for Celera Genomics during their collaboration with NIH on the Human Genome Project, Keana led a group of scientists involved in computational chemistry and proteomics. Keana was also one of the core developers for the small molecule discovery software SEURAT, which was later acquired by Schrödinger. Keana joined NIST in 2006 to work on multi-modal bioimaging technique development and the microanalysis of materials using electron and ion beams. Her current projects include microscopy and microanalysis method development for nanocomposites and computational microscopy for organic and biological material characterization. She has also been organizing the annual FIB SEM User Group meeting since 2006 and a lecturer for the SEM and the FIB courses at the Lehigh Microscopy School since 2009.
Members: Emma Bullock, Elaine Schumacher, Mike Nagorka, Yoosuf Picard, Assel Aitkaliyeva
Lucille Giannuzzi
 

Sustaining Membership (2011-2017)
Lucille Giannuzzi
L.A. Giannuzzi & Associates LLC
12580 Walden Run Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Tel: +1 321 663 3806
Email: Lucille-at-LAGiannuzzi.com

The Sustaining Members Committee promotes MAS by facilitating membership from industrial/corporate/university partners. The committee also acts as liaisons between the sustaining members and MAS council, advocating on the SM behalf.
Lucille A. Giannuzzi holds a B.E. in Engineering Science and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stony Brook University. She received her Ph.D. from Penn State in Metals Science and Engineering and was a Post-Doc at the PSU Center for Advanced Materials. Prof. Giannuzzi was at the University of Central Florida for 10 years where she was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award. She joined FEI Company as a product marketing engineer for 7 years before founding her own consulting and product companies. Dr. Giannuzzi has applied focused ion beam and electron microscopy techniques to study the structure/property relationships in metals, alloys, ceramics, composites, polymers, minerals, bone/dental implants, irradiated, inorganic, and biological materials. She maintains professional affiliations in AVS, ACerS, ASM Intl., TMS, MRS, MSA, and MAS, and is a Fellow of AVS and MSA. Dr. Giannuzzi has over 125 (co)authored publications; several FIB-related patents, contributed to several invited book chapters, and is co-editor of a book entitled “Introduction to Focused Ion Beams.”
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