Sandia’s Paul Kotula, left, and Ping Lu show off the Labs’ aberration-corrected scanning transmission microscope, which has a unique combination of X-ray detectors and very high resolution and is capable of performing analyses in far less time than its predecessor. (Photo by Randy Montoya)
Paul Kotula (in Sandia’s Materials Characterization and Performance Dept.) has been elected as Physical Sciences Director of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). This position has a three-year term on the society’s Executive Council.
MSA is the world’s largest microscopy/microanalysis society with over 4500 members covering the physical and life sciences. In addition to organizing the largest microscopy meeting in the world, MSA also is significantly involved with education and certification of a large portion of the microscopy community.