The International Centre for Diffraction Data

Volume 1 Issue 2

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A change has been made in the way you'll be receiving your ICDD Membership News newsletter. The newsletter will be sent electronically to keep you informed about what's happening at the ICDD. Please let us know what you think of our new look. 

ICDD Highlights ICDD Member News
2004 Election of Officers and Directors

The ICDD Nominating Committee, consisting of Bob Snyder, Chairman, George Havrilla, Brian O'Connor, David Rafaja, and Frank Rotella, has been charged with the responsibility of selecting a slate of candidates for the six Board of Directors' positions open for election in 2004: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Technical Committee, and 3 Directors-at-Large. If you have suggestions for any of these positions, please contact the Chairman, Bob Snyder, at

  The ICDD would like to welcome 20 New Members:
  • Siu-Wai Chan, Columbia Univ., New York, NY
  • Thomas Ely, Thermo ARL, Dearborn, MI
  • Liang Fang, Wuhan Univ. of Tech., Wuhan, P.R. China
  • Mark Frank, Carnegie Inst. of Washington, Washington, DC
  • Martijn Fransen, PANalytical B.V., EA Almelo, The Netherlands
  • Qingzhen Huang, NIST, Ctr. for Neutron Res., Gaithersburg, MD
  • James Jorgensen, Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL
  • Kris Kozaczek, Hypernex, Inc., State College, PA
  • Peter Lee, Argonne Natl. Lab., Argonne, IL
  • Igor Levin, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
  • John Martin, Rigaku, The Woodlands, TX
  • Mitsuko Onoda, Advanced Matls. Lab., Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Mark Raven, CSIRO Land and Water, Urrbrae, Australia
  • David Simon, Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK
  • Bernard Squires, Rigaku, The Woodlands, TX
  • Eric Stach, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab., Berkeley, CA
  • Yanyi Sun, TcSAM Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Shirley Turner, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Nan Yao, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ
  • Jian-Min Zuo, Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Member Spotlight

The Austrian Academy of Sciences has awarded Ekkehart Tillmanns their highest prize, the Erwin Schroedinger-Prize for 2002. The prize was given with regard to Dr. Tillmanns' scientific contributions to mineralogical crystallography and includes prize money of EUR 15,000. Congratulations!

Upcoming Awards -- Recognize our talented members and colleagues!

  • Do you know someone whose distinguished work has improved the Inorganic Powder Diffraction File? Submit his or her name to be considered for the 2004 McMurdie Award! 
    Tell me about the submission process.


  • A scientist whose important recent contributions to the field of powder diffraction will be selected as the recipient of the 2004 Hanawalt Award. The award recipient will submit an abstract and present a paper on the work being recognized at an appropriate powder diffraction or crystallographic meeting. Do you know someone worthy of this honor? Submit your candidate for consideration. 
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  • ICDD Fellows who have given long and meritorious service to the ICDD can be granted the title of Distinguished Fellow. This annual award will be presented at the next Annual Meeting of Members in March 2004. If you are an ICDD Fellow and would like to nominate a candidate for this prestigious honor, complete a Nomination Form by 1 September 2003. 
    Learn about the submission process.

Announcing a new student online subscription rate for Powder Diffraction

The ICDD is introducing a new Student Online Subscription Rate for Powder Diffraction, the annual rate is $35.00. 
Tell me more about Powder Diffraction.

PDF-4 Highlights - Did you know.
Today's PDF-4/Full File and PDF-4/Organics features
  • Nearly 273,000 material data sets! (with patterns)
  • 34 million d-spacings
  • 530,000 literature citations from 1,602 journals
ICDD Spring Meetings - Highlights
New meeting format - a great success!
For the first time in the ICDD's history, a new meeting format was introduced to maximize member interactions. A Plenary session, a poster session, and a tour of historical Philadelphia were added to the typical schedule of committee, subcommittee, and task groups meetings. Based on attendee feedback, you'll be seeing more of this format in years to come!

And the awards go to..

  • The ICDD's Editor-in-Chief, Frank McClune, was named a Distinguished Fellow at the Annual Meeting of Members. Frank's 34 years of diligent service to the ICDD was recognized and applauded! The official award will be presented at the upcoming Denver X-ray Conference.
  • Several awards, recognizing the contributions of our Editors and Consulting Editors to our various PDF products, were announced and presented to those in attendance:

Lawrence C. Andrews
Evgeny Antipov 
Peter Bayliss
John Michael Bennett
Joel Bernstein
Lawrence R. Bernstein
Thomas N. Blanton
Jeffrey N. Dann
Albert Davydov
Catharine M. Foris
Richard F. Hamilton

Sergey Ivanov
Howard Jones
Shao-Fan Lin
Charlotte Lowe-Ma
William E. Mayo
Andrew M. McDonald
Howard F. McMurdie
Ronald C. Medrud
Scott Misture
Vladimir B. Nalbandyan
Brian H. O'Connor
Susan Quick

David F. Rendle
Andrew C. Roberts
Albert Rohrman
Frank J. Rotella
Ann P. Sabina
Barry E. Scheetz
Deane K. Smith
Douglas L. Smith
Jan W. Visser
Peter L. Wallace
Winnie Wong-Ng
Peter Y. Zavalij

Thank you!
Our thanks to the following speakers for their presentations:

  • Next Generation Developments in PDF-4 Design: Search, Search-Indexing and Data-Mining
    John Faber, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA
  • Phase Identification at the Push of a Button: A Dream Come True?
    Martijn Fransen, PANalytical B.V., The Netherlands
  • Phase Identification Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Crystallographic Databases
    Joseph Michael, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • DIFFRACplus Search/Match
    Julien Nusinovici, Socabim, Paris, France
  • Phase Identification Using Electron Back Scattering Patterns
    David Dingley, TSL-EDAX, United Kingdom
  • Transition Metal Oxides: Characterization and Energy Storage
    M. Stanley Whittingham, SUNY at Binghamton, NY

Read more about the ICDD Meetings


ICDD Around the Globe
See us at.

Third Crystal Chemical Conference, Moscow Russia, 19-23 May 2003
ICDD XRD Clinic: Fundamentals, Newtown Square, PA, 2-6 June 2003
ICDD XRD Clinic: Advanced Methods, Newtown Square, PA, 9-13 June 2003
Denver X-ray Conference, Denver Colorado, 2-8 August 2003
See full conference schedule for 2003-04


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