ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award - Yao

Miguel Delgado, GiA Committee Chairman and Sergei Kirik
Prof Xinkan Yao
Tianjin Institute. of X-ray Analyses

Prof. Xinkan Yao of the People’s Republic of China was presented with the ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award at the Annual Meeting of Members on 14 March 2013.

Prof. Yao studied Chemistry at Nankai University from 1957-1962. He worked at Nankai University in their Chemistry Department as an Assistant Lecturer from 1962 to 1982. In 1982 to 2002, he worked in the Central Laboratory of Nankai University as an Assistant Professor and a Professor (from 1992 to 2002).  From 2002 to present, he has been with the Tianjin Institute of X-ray Analyses as a Professor.

His primary research specialties are X-ray crystallography and coordination compound chemistry. He published about 100 articles. Prof. Yao is very active in the Chinese powder diffraction community, supporting the Chinese National Meeting. He was elected to ICDD membership in July 1998.

The ICDD Distinguished Grantee Award is presented to a grantee who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the ICDD through Grant-in-Aid activities. Prof. Yao was introduced to the ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program in 2002. Since then, he has contributed over 557 patterns with most of them being of “*” and “R” quality.

Congratulations to Prof. Xinkan Yao, the ICDD Distinguished Grantee. Prof. Yao, joining his predecessors, Professors Sergei Kirik, Evgeny Antipov, Shao-Fan Lin, and Ekkehart Tillmanns, has become the fifth recipient for this award.


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Denise DelCasale
Grant Coordinator 
E-mail: delCasale@icdd.com