Upcoming MSA Webinar: – ultrafast tEM (UTEM).

Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscopy: Techniques and Applications

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 11th at 12:00 p.m. ET.

With the growing applications of temporally-resolved electron microscopy for basic phenomena and reducing damage in samples, this webinar will provide an introduction to the field of ultrafast transmission electron microscopy, including techniques, equipment and historical perspectives from technical experts. A combination of historical developments with recent advances will help attendees in considering ultrafast capabilities for their own research or just satisfy general interests. The ultrafast technology review will also include a broader scope of applications enabled by ultrafast techniques using a variety of sample stimuli from multidisciplinary fields.      

Join us on May 11th to learn from technical experts Dr. Eric Montgomery (Euclid Techlabs) and Dr. John Roehling (LLNL) the basics and growing applications of ultrafast transmission electron microscopy (UTEM). This webinar is intended to inform electron microscopists of status and outlook of UTEM techniques. Attendees will come away with:

  • An appreciation of the growth of UTEM across many technical fields
  • An understanding of the myths and legends of implementing UTEM
  • A deep understanding of the methods available to achieve time-resolved EM
  • A spark to research additional ultrafast applications.

 Register now for this free webinar, hosted by the Microscopy Society of America.

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Challenges in preparing samples for food sciences” presented to CMMS members and guests on July 14, 2020 by John Shields (Director of Georgia Electron Microscopy at the University of Georgia). Please excuse the missing introduction at the beginning of the recording.

CMMS Speaker Series, part-1 with Nestor Zaluzec

Hyperspectral Imaging of Soft and Hard Matter in the Analytical Electron Microscope: Current and Future Prospects” presented to CMMS members and guests on July 09, 2020 by Nestor J. Zaluzec Ph.D. (Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator at Argonne National Laboratory).

CMMS: Summer Speaker Series

Hello CMMS,

On behalf of the Chesapeake Microscopy & MicroanalysisSociety (CMMS), we’re pleased to present a Summer Speaker Series, featuring three engaging microscopy talks in July by guest speakers Nestor J. Zaluzec, John Shields and Bernd Zechmann.  

You’re invited to join us on Zoom next week for our first virtual talk on July 9th at 3pm.

1. Speaker: Nestor J. Zaluzec Ph.D. –  Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator at Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: “HyperspectralImaging of Soft and Hard Matter in the Analytical Electron  Microscope: Current and Future Prospects”
Date: July 9 at 3pm

2. Speaker: John Shields Ph.D. –  Director of George Electron Microscopy at the University of Georgia
Topic: “Challenges in preparing samples for food sciences”
Date: July 14 at 3pm 

3. Speaker: Bernd Zechmann Ph.D. –  Director of the Center for Microscopy and Imaging at Baylor University, President of the Texas Society for Microscopy
Topic: “Preparation of plant samples for TEM and SEM investigations – why small labs struggle to keep up with technological advances.”
Date: July 23 at 3pm

Please register at https://forms.gle/QYGo9GWASx7X1NX46

There will be a brief question & answer session after each talk. Attendees are encouraged to use their webcams and microphones to encourage discussion. Hope to see you there!

– Joe Mowery
CMMS President-Elect
Biologist, Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit, USDA ARS 

CMMS Newsletter – April 2020

Check out the latest edition of the CMMS Newsletter, in this issue we bring you a series of interesting interviews, announcements and activities from the local Chesapeake region.

  • Presidents Column by Dr Robert Pope
  • CMMS Board Member Update
  • Focus on a Local Microscopist: Interview with Dr Kunio Nagashima
  • Announcment of the 2020 MSA Hildegrade H.Crowley Award Winner: Joe Mowery
  • New Microscopy Related Job Postings
  • Spotlight on a Microscopy Company: Interview with Stacie Kirsch, owner of Electron Microscopy Science
  • 10 Online Courses on Microscopy and Image Analysis
  • Quarter Microscopy Puzzle: Spot 10 differences in the Carnegie Electron Probe Lab
  • Behind the scenes video with CMMS Board Member Emma Bullock at the Carnegie Institution
  • My EMS Academy Biological TEM Workshop Training Experience: Interview with Mary Beth Friss