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Welcome To Microscopy Society of Southern Africa

OUR MISSION

 

To promote and develop microscopy and associated techniques at all levels in the Southern African region


The microscopy society of Southern Africa is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering microscopy in the broadest sense in all branches of science within the Southern African region. 


The Society was founded as the Electron Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (EMSSA) in 1962 and became a formal member of IFSEM (the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy) in 1966. 


The primary objectives of the Society are

  • To further microscopy and related topics in all branches of science
  • To arrange meetings of microscopists (and workers in associated disciplines) in Southern Africa
  • To act as liaison between members of the Society and the IFSEM or other bodies.

 

This is achieved mainly through

  • an annual meeting of the Society
  • publication of a Newsletter [MSSA NEWS]
  • maintenance of an Instrument and Skills Database
  • the establishment of regional groups with closer co-operative ties



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Latest News

FEEDBACK FROM THE WINNER OF THE ALS/JEOL MOST PROMISING MICROSCOPIST AWARD 2016

BY MSSA

I am Genevéve Marx and currently a 2nd year PhD student at the Centre for HRTEM at Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Port Elizabeth. The supervisors of my PhD project are Dr Johan Westraadt and Prof Jan Neethling. The title of my PhD project is “Microstructural Evolution of Welded Creep Aged CSEF Steel” and it entails the quantitative measuring of the microstructure of creep strength enhanced ferritic (CSEF) steels that have been in use in coal-fired power plants and welded on. These results is used as input into creep models that can be implemented to predict more accurately the remaining life of the power plant components made of these steels.
What an honor it was to win the prestigious ALS/JEOL award for the “Most Promising Microscopist” at the 54th Annual Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA 2016) conference held in Port Elizabeth...


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 September 12, 2017
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