Dr. Angela Halfpenny Elected a
Director of Microanalysis Society

Dr. Angela Halfpenny has been elected as a director for the Microanalysis Society (MAS). Two new directors are elected each year and serve for a three year term. Dr. Halfpenny will serve from 2021 to 2023, and as a director for MAS Dr. Halfpenny’s responsibilities include acting as a reviewer for various society awards including the Joe Goldstein award and the MAS Outstanding Paper awards. She will also serve on the Web Content and Social Media Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee. Furthermore, Dr. Halfpenny duties require attendance of the Microscopy and Microanalysis conference each year in August and promotion of the topical conferences. The next topical conference is Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) for which Dr. Halfpenny is aninvited speaker (the EBSD conference has currently been postponed until 2022).

The MAS is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning the principles, instrumentation, and applications of microanalysis down to the atomic level. Microanalysis broadly encompasses any analytical method for determination of materials properties at the micrometer and smaller size scale, or microgram or smaller mass scale. Common microanalysis methods include scanning electron microscopes, electron microprobe and microscope-based spectroscopies, X-ray fluorescence, and laser and ion mass spectrometries.