Invited Speakers

Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter is an Electron Microprobe Specialist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

His research interests include the application of EPMA, micro-XRF, and powder XRD techniques to the analysis of terrestrial, lunar, and meteoritic materials, compositional mapping, and improvements in microprobe analysis ranging from measurement procedures to correction algorithms.

Paul is currently chair of the MAS Topical Conference committee and MAS International Liaison to IUMAS societies. Paul has served as MAS President (2004), and is a recipient of the MAS Cosslett award (1995) and the MAS Service Award (2007).




gauvinProfessor Raynald Gauvin
Presentation: Advances in the characterization of materials at the nanoscale with the scanning electron microscope.

Prof. Raynald Gauvin received his Ph.D. in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Metallurgical Engineering. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke where he became associate Professor in 1995 and full Professor in 1998. In 2001, he joined the department of Mining and Materials Engineering of McGill University, Montréal, Canada, as a full Professor. Prof. Gauvin’s research interest are related in developing new methods to characterize the microstructure of materials using high resolution scanning electron microscopy with X-ray microanalysis and Monte Carlo simulations. He is the creator of the CASINO program that is used by more than 10 000 users in the world. He has more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was Invited Speaker in more than 100 international scientific conferences. He won several scientific prizes, most notably the 31st Canadian Materials Physics Medal in 2007 from the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, the Heinrich Award in 1997 from the Microbeam Analysis Society of America and the Prix d’excellence du président de l’École for the best Doctorate Thesis defended in 1990 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Prof. Gauvin was the President of the Interamerican Societies of Electron Microscopy (CIASEM) from 2009 to 2011, the President of the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) from 2005 to 2006, the President of the Microscopical Society of Canada (SMC) from 2001 to 2003 and the President of the International Union of the Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS) from 2000 to 2005. He is currently the holder of the Birks Chair in Metallurgy.


edit-john-fournelleDr. John Fournelle

John Fournelle is the director of the EPMA and SEM labs in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His first electron probe experience was with a 3 spectrometer MAC probe at the Carnegie Institution Geophysical Lab in Washington DC around 1985, while pursuing his PhD at Johns Hopkins, studying an Aleutian Island volcano. He then graduated to the Smithsonian’s 9 spectrometer ARL-SEMQ while doing a posdoc there studying anhydrite in the Colombian Nevado del Ruiz volcano. In 1992 he took over the UW Madison probe lab (ARL SEMQ) from Everett Glover, who had been one of the first researchers using CL in the 1960s while working the oil patch, creating the first luminoscope (Sippel & Glover, 1965, Science). A CAMECA SX51 in 1993 was followed by an SXFive FE in 2014. John has been teaching EPMA to students for 23 years at UW and is glad that many on the internet have also found his class notes useful. His EPMA-related research interests include low voltage EPMA (needed to study <1 micron Fe-silicides in lunar soil), chemical peak shifts (e.g. Mg, Al, Si Ka) in common silicate minerals, problematic alloys combining low Z and high Z elements, use of residual gas analyzers in electron probes, and development of EPMA reference materials.

He has been an organizer of 3 MAS Topical Conferences at UW-Madison (EPMA-2016; EBSD-2010; EBSD-2008) and is the MAS archivist. In his spare time he operates a ham radio station, WA3BTA, with cw on HF band. QRZ?


xllovetDr. Xavier Llovet

Xavier Llovet is the Electron Microprobe Facility manager at the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona (Spain), where he has worked since 1991.  He received a PhD in physics from the University of Barcelona in 1998.  His research interests include electron probe microanalysis methods, X-ray spectrometry and Monte Carlo simulation. He has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given multiple invited lectures at international meetings. He is currently the vice president of the European Microbeam Analysis Society.





mike-matthewsDr. Mike Matthews
President of the European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS)

Mike Matthews has been interested in microanalysis since first learning to operate an electron microprobe during his 7 years at the University of Edinburgh in the 1980s where he studied Geophysics and Geology. His first job was a 1 year contract to set up a new EPMA facility for Anamet Services, the UK analytical labs for Rio Tinto Zinc, based outside Bristol in the UK. From there he moved to Johnson Matthey to run the EPMA facility at their Technology Centre near Reading, UK. In 2005 he moved to AWE, the other side of Reading, providing microanalytical expertise for the UK’s strategic defence system.

Mike has been a member of EMAS since 1993. He has served on the Board since 2001 when he took on the role of EMAS News Editor, a post he held for the next ten years. In 2012 he was honoured to be elected the 6th President of the Society.





john-notteDr. John Notte

John Notte received his Ph.D. in experimental electron plasma physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1993 where he developed a trap for confining low energy electrons for many hours.  He also developed the first MCP based imaging systems for these plasmas.  Since leaving academia, John has worked for a variety of companies specializing in high performance charged particle imaging:  AMRAY, KLA-Tencor, and FEI.  In these companies John worked on electron optics, detector optimization, system automation, and image analysis.  John was part of the start-up team at ALIS Corporation in 2005, specializing in the physics of the “GFIS” helium ion source.  The ion beam from this source has a virtual source size smaller than a single atom, and can be focused to a spot size as small as 2.5 Angstroms.  John is now employed at Carl Zeiss where he is developing technical improvements to enable a high brightness neon focused ion beam.






pat-trimbyDr. Pat Trimby
Pat Trimby is the manager of the SEM section at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at the University of Sydney. Pat has a research background in the geological sciences with a strong focus on the study of dynamic recrystallisation in minerals using electron backscatter diffraction. Recent research interests have broadened to include the application of high end SEM techniques to a range of physical and life sciences problems, as well as the development of the new technique of transmission Kikuchi diffraction. Before coming to Sydney in 2010, he worked for 10 years in the commercial electron microscopy sector as an expert in scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis. In his current role, as well as being the deputy laboratory manager, he is responsible for looking after the ACMM’s 7 scanning electron microscopes and all associated teaching and user-training programmes.




uploadmasashi-9-1-2016Assoc. Prof Masashi Watanabe
President of the Microanalysis Society (MAS)

Masashi Watanabe is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and an Associate Director of the Electron Microscopy & Nanofabrication Facility in Lehigh University. Masashi’s research emphasizes materials characterization using various electron microscopy approaches involving analysis via X-rays and energy-loss electrons in analytical electron microscopes (AEMs) and atomic-resolution high angle annular dark-field (HAADF) imaging in scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEMs). He developed the z (zeta)-factor method for quantitative X-ray analysis and implemented multivariate statistical analysis (MSA) for spectrum images of X-rays and energy-loss electrons. He has published over 150 articles and his MSA plug-in package for Gatan DigitalMicrograph was commercialized by HREM Research Inc. in 2009. He received the K.F.J. Heinrich Young Scientist Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society in 2005, the Kazato Prize from the Kazato Research Foundation in 2008 and the Seto Award (the Society Award) from the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2011. He has been a lecturer in the AEM course at the Lehigh Microscopy School since 2001 and in the Arizona State University Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy since 2008.


nestorphotoDr. Nestor Zaluzec
A Fellow of both Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as well as the Computational Institute of the University of Chicago, Nestor has and continues to hold the tripartite role of Senior Scientist, Educator and Inventor at ANL. As an innovator, his research includes state-of-the-art development of instrumentation and techniques for atomic resolution X-ray & electron spectroscopy, and electron microscopy. In addition to creating tools for science, as a researcher he also uses these bleeding edge technologies to study vexing problems in technologically important materials. Over the last quarter of a century, his work has included studies in the areas of: structural phase transformations in metals, radiation damage in alloys, ceramic oxides for geologic immobilization of nuclear waste materials, elemental segregation in semiconductor devices, to genetically engineered proteins for creation of two dimensional biological templates for magnetic nanoarrays. He was one of the earliest to realize the potential impact of the Internet on science and established the TelePresence Microscopy Collaboratory, which has served as a model for outreach to both the scientific and education communities providing unencumbered access to scientific resources. In addition to his roles as an adjunct professor at various Illinois universities, he also strives to engage the next generation of scientists through his work with the Illinois Junior Academy of Science, where he continues to interact on a one-to-one basis with middle and high school students.