Juli 23, 2009
Harald Rose, professor of Physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany has been elected a Fellow for the Microscopy Society of America (MSA). Rose is a pioneer in electron microscopy: Together with his colleagues Maximillian Haider and Knut Urban he was the first to make single atoms visible by using electron microscopy. The designation of “MSA Fellow” is intended to recognize senior members of the society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of microscopy imaging, analysis and/or diffraction techniques. The fellowship certificate will be presented to him during the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2009 meeting in Richmond, VA, US.
Juli 8, 2009
JPK Instruments, a manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, have announced the opening of their first offices in Japan together with the appointment of AFM specialist Nobuhiro Saito as country manager. Saito graduated from the Tokyo University of Science in 1997 with a degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering. Since then, after working with a device manufacturer, he has developed his skills in instrumentation as a sales engineer for the Toyo Corporation specializing in AFM.
Juni 26, 2009
Yimei Zhu, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been elected the inaugural Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America, an affiliate of the American Institute of Physics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Limited to a small fraction of members, the designation of Fellow recognizes senior distinguished members of the society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the science and practice of microscopy. Zhu will formally be awarded the society’s first fellowship at its annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia, US, to be held in July. His citation reads: “For outstanding and innovative development and implementation of advanced electron microscopy techniques including quantitative diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy, and phase retrieval methods in understanding superconducting, ferromagnetic, and strongly correlated materials.”
Yimei Zhu, inaugural fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (photo: Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Januar 28, 2009
Prof Dr Leo A. Ginsel
On January 7, 2009, Leo Ginsel, Treasurer and member of the executive board of the European Microscopy Society (EMS) died in Mook, The Netherlands. He was born on July 24, 1947 in Leiden where he also studied Biology. He gained his PhD in 1979 by studying the network of interactions between cell coat, surface organelles, lysosomes, uptake and degradation in intestinal epithelial cells. In 1991 he moved to Nijmegen and became full professor of Cell Biology and Histology. Apart from scientific work itself, it became evident that scientific organisations also attracted his attention, so in the period 1996-2003 he was the chairman of the Dutch Society for Microscopy (NVvM). During his career, Leo published many articles, at first concerning his work on intestinal cells; later his studies also included monocytes, macrophages, granulocytes and finally the diaphragm. Many of his articles are written in collaboration with colleagues from other universities and were published in high-ranking international journals. The EMS has seen Leo Ginsel as a hardworking, sympathetic biologist engaging himself in many different aspects of life.
Januar 20, 2009
Carl Zeiss Vision International announced a change in its management board. For personal reasons, Dr. Norbert Gorny, CEO of Carl Zeiss Vision, has decided to leave the company. In his role as CEO, he was also responsible for the integration of Sola International which Carl Zeiss Vision acquired in 2004. Arne Frank, chairman of the advisory board of Carl Zeiss Vision will act as interim CEO and lead the company together with the executive board members Klaus Leinmüller and Dr. Raymund Heinen, until a new long term CEO has been appointed. Frank is a senior industrial advisor of the private equity company EQT and in this role chairman of the advisory board of the company which is equally owned by EQT and Carl Zeiss.