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In Memoriam: NCEM’s Chuck Echer (1941-2012)

Chuck Echer, who played a central role in establishing the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM) as a national user facility after he joined Berkeley Lab in 1984, died at his home in Pollock Pines on June 12. He was 71. As an award-winning Scientific Research Associate at NCEM for 18 years until his retirement in 2001, he was largely responsible for making the Analytical Electron Microscope the world’s most accurate source of x-ray microanalytical data for many years. Escher was also a long-tine, avid fly-fisherman who over several decades trained hundreds in fishing and fly-tying. More>

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  1. Xavier Batlle says

    I am really sad about Chuck’s death. I worked with him intensively during my stay in 1997-98 and later. I leaned from him everything I know about analytical microscopy. He was a great guy. His sense of humor was very helpful one those days that you had to be in the microscope for hours and hours. May he rest in peace.

  2. madeline moore says

    I worked with Chuck for many years before I retired. He was always genial and an ideal work mate. I wish his family solace.