A Chesapeake Microscopy & Microanalysis Society Event


To celebrate this occasion, we’ve planned a full day of first rate talks from a diversity of top-rate microscopy and microanalysis researchers from the DC-area and around the country who have worked and collaborated with Dale.

When: Thursday, 16-Feb-2023 9:00 AM to 4:20 PM; registration starts 8:30 AM

Location: Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, 9600 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850

Parking: There is paid parking in the multi-floor covered garage at the IBBR for $15 for the day.  Come with a colleague or three and split the costs!

Location of the parking lot:  https://goo.gl/maps/iWgTSzjZcPoF46R9A

Lunch:  Boxed lunches are subsidized by JEOL and Bruker.

Breaks and Refreshment:  There will be a morning break for coffee, a lunch break and an afternoon break for coffee and cake.

Registration:  There is no registration fee but advanced registration is required. (First come, first served!)

Please head to the MAS website using this link to register.

Some of the speaker’s travel is being supported by grants from the Microanalysis Society and the Microscopy Society of America.  Advanced registration will help us to plan a boxed lunch.

Questions: dale.abration@fastmail.com

Joe Michaels and Masashi Watanabe
  • Joseph Michael, previously a leader at Sandia National Laboratories: “FIB Artifacts that I have come to know.”
  • Masashi Watanabe, Professor, Lehigh University
Invited speakers:
Richard Leapman, Ed Vicenzi, Andy Herzing and John Small
  • Richard Leapman, Scientific Director, Laboratory of Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics (LCIMB), NIH
  • Edward Vicenzi, Research Scientist, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute
  • Andrew Herzing, Physicist, Materials Measurement Science Division, MML, NIST
  • John Small, retired Division Chief of the NIST Materials Measurement Science Laboratory, “Dale’s Time at NIST”
  • Nicholas Ritchie, Physicist, NIST, “A Forward Looking Perspective on Dale’s Contributions to Microanalysis
  • Kimberly Foecke, Research Scientist, Smithsonian Institution.
Meeting organizers:
  • NIST: Abigail Lindstrom, Fred Meisenkothen, Nicholas Ritchie, John Henry Scott, Keana Scott, Scott Wight
  • CMMS: Emma Bullock (Carnegie Institution for Science) and Ken Livi (Johns Hopkins University)

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.

Sponsored By:


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