Honoring Ron Jenkins (1932 -2002)
Recognized as one of the great pioneers and leaders in the field of X-ray analysis, Ron Jenkins dedicated his career to the advancement of analytical X-rays through the fields of spectrometry and diffractometry. His career is characterized by many diverse roles including practical analyst, applications specialist, author of landmark texts, educator, Executive Director of the ICDD, ICDD Member-at-large, and both Member and Chairman of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee. Ron authored 10 textbooks on X-ray analytical methods, 11 book chapters, and approximately 230 papers dealing with X-ray applications and instrumentation. He shared his knowledge by teaching around the world to an estimated 5,000 students; he frequently organized scientific meetings, and established the International Journal of X-ray Spectrometry.
The Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee established the Jenkins Award in 2001 to recognize scientists who exhibit lifetime achievement in the advancement of the use of X-rays in materials analysis. Ron Jenkins was selected as the first recipient, receiving his award at the 50th Annual Denver X-ray Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on August 1, 2001.
The Jenkins Award Committee consists of four members: the chair, an XRF representative, an XRD representative, and the most recent past recipient.
Each member of the award committee may select as many as three candidates for the award. Each committee member assigns a point value to each candidate, based on his or her selection as first, second, or third choice. The candidate who receives the highest amount of points will receive the award.
The Jenkins Award is presented biennially at the Plenary Session of the Denver X-ray Conference. It consists of a commemorative plaque, detailing the recipient’s scientific achievements, a gift of $1,000 and the recipient’s travel expenses to the conference (up to a maximum of $1,000).
- Electronic: Candidates may be submitted to the Chairman of the DXC Award Committee by completing a DXC Awards Nomination Form. In addition to the nomination form, the candidate’s curriculum vitae must be sent via email to email@example.com or by mail or fax using the contact information below.
- Hardcopy: Alternatively, candidates may be submitted to the Chairman of the Selection Committee by mailing a letter of support describing the candidate’s major accomplishments relative to the award, signed by the nominator and two others, along with the candidate’s curriculum vitae to:
Chairman, DXC Awards Selection Committee
c/o Terry Maguire
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.
Submissions must be made by 1 October for the next year’s award.
2017 Jenkins Award Recipient
2015 Jenkins Award Recipient
Cev Noyan (right)
2013 Jenkins Award Recipient
Rene Van Grieken (left)
2011 Jenkins Award Recipient
Paul K. Predecki
2009 Jenkins Award Recipient
Timothy Fawcett (right)
2007 Jenkins Award Recipient
Ting C. Huang (right)
2005 Jenkins Award Recipient
Victor Buhrke (right)
2003 Jenkins Award Recipient
John Gilfrich (left)
2001 Jenkins Award Recipient