ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award - Sergei Kirik

Miguel Delgado, GiA Committee Chairman and Sergei Kirik
(Pictured: Miguel Delgado, GiA Committee Chairman,
presenting the Distinguished Grantee Award to Sergei Kirik)

At the spring 2007 ICDD Technical Committee Meeting in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Dr. Sergei Kirik of Russia will be presented with the ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award.

Dr. Kirik was born in Krasnoyarsk. He received his Masters of Science degree from the Novosibirsk State University (1981). He became of Post-Graduate student at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences and then received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences in 1981. In 1993, he received a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Sciences at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences with his thesis, “Modern Methods of X-ray Powder Diffraction and its applications to the Tasks of Inorganic Chemistry.” It is an interesting fact that during the period of his Ph.D. thesis preparation (in 1979), he received support and advise from Prof. G.G. Johnson, Jr., (Materials Research Lab., Pennsylvania State University). Ten years later, he received similar advise from Prof. D.K. Smith. They have both been past Chairmen of the ICDD Board of Directors.

Dr. Kirik became a Senior Teacher at the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals in Krasnoyarsk. He then became a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences. Presently, he is the Head of the Laboratory of the X-ray Structure Investigations at the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Krasnoyarsk and Professor/Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at the State Academy of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold in Krasnoyarsk. His primary research interests include inorganic chemistry: complex compounds, binary and ternary oxide systems, super and ionic conductors, ceramics and mesostructured materials. His scientific contributions include pattern indexing, full profile refinement, image recognition techniques for powder patterns, simulating annealing in structure determination, and using continuous density techniques for modeling nanostructures. He has published over 190 articles in scientific publications.

The ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award is presented to a grantee who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to ICDD through Grant-in-Aid activities. Dr. Kirik was introduced to the ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program in 1993. Since then, he has contributed over 600 patterns, with 95% of those being of “*” quality. Dr. Kirik has been an ICDD member since 1997.

Congratulations to Dr. Sergei Kirik, the ICDD Distinguished Grantee. Dr. Kirik, joining his predecessors, Professors Evgeny Antipov, Shao- Fan Lin, and Ekkehart Tillmanns, has become the fourth recipient of this award.

For further information or any queries, contact:
Denise DelCasale
Grant Coordinator 
E-mail: delCasale@icdd.com