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MAS Topical Conference Program

About the MAS Topical Conference (TC) Program

An MAS Topical Conference (TC) typically consists of 3 day plenary conferences dedicated to a topic of interest to the microanalysis and microscopy community and provides an excellent environment for scientific and technical discussion among students, researchers, and the vendor communities. Recent TCs have included tutorials and laboratory demonstrations of analytical instrumentation coupled with excellent technical programs.  Education and student financial support are priorities of the TC program.

Would you like to organize your own MAS Topical Conference?

An MAS TC overview can be found by clicking on the link. The overview includes a web-based TC Proposal Form that gives prospective TC organizers a sense of what's involved.

Forthcoming MAS TCs

Click on the link to go to the TC home page. MAS is actively planning future TCs -- please contact the Topical Conference Committee chair with ideas and suggestions!

  • EPMA-2016 - Electron Probe Microanalysis 2016 May 16-19th in Madison, WI
  • EBSD-2016 - Electron Backscatter Diffraction 2016 May 24-26th at the University of Alabama
  • EBSD-2018 - Electron Backscatter Diffraction 23-25 May 2018 at the University of Michigan
  • QMA-2019 - Quantitative Microanalysis  June 24-27, 2019 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

History of MAS TC Program

For many years, the Microanalysis Society has sponsored a series of topical conferences on subjects of interest to its membership. Beginning in 2002, MAS partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to host the first several topical conferences. Beginning in 2008, MAS has worked with a variety of other partner institutions in the hosting of these conferences. During the past several years, MAS Topical Conferences have been held at the University of Wisconsin, Madision and the College of Microscopy, Rosemont, IL. Forthcoming TCs in 2012 will be held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA

A full listing of MAS Topical Conferences can be found here.


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