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Microscopy and Microanalysis 2020 in Milwaukee, WI


Huolin Xin, Program Chair University of California, Irvine, CA 92687 huolin.xin@uci.edu


Te Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Micro-


analysis Society (MAS) invite you to attend Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020 (M&M 2020) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 2 through August 6, 2020. Tis is the second time that our conference has visited Milwaukee, and we are excited to have you join us for another great M&M meeting. Te M&M 2020 Program Committee asked the MSA


membership to suggest symposia for the meeting, and as detailed below many of these suggestions have been incorpo- rated into the M&M 2020 program. Te meeting will feature two plenary speakers, 38 symposia covering a broad range of topics, and numerous educational opportunities in the form of courses, tutorials, pre-meeting events, and three pre-meeting congresses. Te 38 symposia include timely and highly relevant topics, such as the role of artificial intelligence in microscopy. Once again, attendees can be assured that the latest in the devel- opment of microscopy instrumentation and techniques, and their applications in both the physical and biological sciences, will be presented during the technical sessions. As illustrated by the outstanding group of session organizers and invited speak- ers, the Program Committee has made a strong commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity in its programming efforts. We are excited to have three pre-meeting congresses


this year. “Current Status and Future Roadmaps of Electron Microscopy in Gases and Liquids” will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about and discuss some of the latest work in liquid-and-gas electron microscopy. Te second pre- meeting congress will be a workshop on advances in electron microscopy for biomedical research and diagnostics. Students and early-career professionals are especially encouraged to participate in the MSA Student Council’s Annual Pre-Meet- ing Congress that highlights outstanding work by student and postdoctoral fellow attendees. As we have come to expect, M&M 2020 will have the largest instrument and vendor exhi- bition in the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest equipment and services from over 100 companies. Our first plenary speaker will be Dr. Maria McNamara.


Dr. McNamara is a paleobiologist and Senior Lecturer in Geol- ogy based at University College Cork, Ireland. Her research is


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based on the application of analytical and experimental approaches to under- standing the preservation of soſt tissues in fossils in order to constrain inter- pretations of fossil anatomy, chemis- try, and taxonomy. She has particular interests in the evolution of animal col- oration and feathers. Dr. McNamara’s recent research includes the discovery of


tissue-specific chemical signatures


for fossil melanosomes in feathers of pterosaurs and of near-modern avian skin structure in feathered dinosaurs and early birds. Our second plenary speaker will


Dr. Maria McNamara, University College Cork, Ireland


be Dr. Yi Cui, a Professor in the Depart- ment of Materials Science and Engi- neering at Stanford University and a world-renowned scholar in the domains of battery technology, energy and cata- lytic materials, and nanotechnology. In 2014, Tomson Reuters Material Science ranked Dr. Cui first in “Te World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” He is a Fellow of the Materi- als Research Society, the Electrochemi- cal Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Cui is also an Associate Editor of Nano Letters, Co-Director of the Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium, and a Co-Director of the Battery 500 Consortium. A few selected awards received by Dr. Cui include the Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience (2019), the Nano Today Award (2019), the Blavatnik National Laureate Award (2017), the MRS Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience (2015), a Sloan Research Fellowship (2010), the KAUST Investigator Award (2008), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2008), and the Technology Review World’s Top Young Innovators Award (2004). He has founded three com- panies to commercialize technologies from his group: Amprius Inc., 4C Air Inc., and EEnovate Technology Inc.


Dr. Yi Cui, Stanford University


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