FEMMS is a biennial meeting focused on the application of electron microscopy, primarily TEM, in materials science. The conference series primarily arose to satisfy the requirements of the electron microscopy community working on materials science problems, which grew explosively in the late 1980’s and has expanded to researchers working with analytical periphery, novel instrumentation, tomography, operando and correlative microscopy, and advancing into the domain of ultrafast time-resolved microscopy.
Traditionally, FEMMS brings together approx. 40 invited speakers plus one distinguished lecturer that are world-renowned experts, principal investigators and project leaders, to present their latest advances in the field of electron microscopy in the materials sciences.
Local Organizing Committee
International Advisory Board
From 1986 to 1996, meetings were held in the United States at venues in Illinois and California, this changed with FEMMS98 when J. Mayer and F. Ernst of MPI Stuttgart were principal organizers.
In 2000, FEMMS was organized by Dr. Sumio Iijima of NEC Fundamental Research Lab. The 2003 meeting was again organized by Wayne King. FEMMS2005 was organized by Knut Urban (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Joachim Mayer (RWTH Aachen University). FEMMS2007 was organized by Wayne King and Nigel Browning. FEMMS2009 was organized by Syo Matsumura (Kyushu University) and Kazuo Furuya (National Institute for Materials Science). FEMMS 2011 was organized by Nigel Browning (UC Davis). FEMMS 2013 was held at the Great Ocean Highway in Lorne, Australia, and was organized by Matthew Weyland (Monash University, Australia). FEMMS 2015 was held at Lake Tahoe in northern California, and it was organized by Klaus van Benthem (University of California, Davis).
The most recent meeting was held in 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it was organized by Alexander Ziegler (University of the Witwatersrand).
|1986||Argonne National Laboratory||Prof. Albert Crewe
University of Chicago
|1988||Oak Brook Hyatt Regency, Oak Brook, IL||Dr. Hans Werner Fink
|1990||Oak Brook Hyatt Regency, Oak Brook, IL||Sir Peter B. Hirsch FRS
|1992||Claremont Hotel, Oakland, CA||Prof. Gareth Thomas
|1994||Claremont Hotel, Oakland, CA||Prof. Severin Amelinkx
University of Antwerp
|1996||Oak Brook Hyatt Regency, Oak Brook, IL||Prof. Manfred Rühle
MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
|1998||KlosterIrsee, Irsee Germany||Dr. Sumio Iijima
NEC Fundamental Research Lab
|2000||KunibikiMessa, Matsue, Japan||(no distinguished lecturer that year)|
|2003||Claremont Hotel, Oakland, CA||Prof. John Spence, ForMemRS
Arizona State University
|2005||Kasteel Vaalsbroek, Netherlands||Prof. John Silcox
|2007||DoubleTree Sonoma, Rohnert Park, CA||Prof. Mick Brown FRS
|2009||Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki, Japan||Dr. Akira Tonomura|
|2011||DoubleTree Sonoma, Rohnert Park, CA||Prof. Archie Howie FRS
|2013||Mantra Lorne, Victoria, Australia||Prof. Christian Colliex
University Paris Sud
|2015||Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Lake Tahoe, CA||Dr. Ondrej Krivanek FRS
Nion Company / Arizona State University
|2017||Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa||Prof. Stephen J. Pennycook, National University of Singapore|