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ICDD Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 1

Awards and Scholarships Newsletter

Robert L. Snyder Travel Awards

Bob Snyder

The ICDD has recently established the Robert L. Snyder Student Travel Awards, which honor his life and work. The awards offer limited travel support which assists undergraduate and graduate students attending the Annual Denver X-ray Conference. Bob devoted a great deal of energy in cultivating future X-ray analysts, and it is with this award that the ICDD strives to continue his mission.

Students granted the award must participate in the technical program of the Denver X-ray Conference by submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Grants in the amount of $500 will be awarded to students living in the USA, and those living outside of the USA will receive $1,000.

The ICDD will always remember Bob as an outstanding educator, researcher, and dear friend. Bob was Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Science at Alfred University, Chairman of Material Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University, and co-chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. He also served as chairman of both the ICDD and the Denver X-ray Conference. Bob was known for his passion for science and life, which was self-evident in his extensive travel and interactions with scientists from around the world.

Learn more about applying for a Robert L. Snyder Travel Award and the selection process.

2012 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Recipients

Ludo Frevel

The ICDD Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Committee has selected thirteen recipients for the 2012 Scholarship Program.  These recipients were selected, on a competitive basis, from fifty-two commendable applications received by the ICDD Scholarship Committee.  The recipients are: 

Gokhan Barin, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Functional Metal-Complexed Building Blocks for Solid-State Structures

Ercan Cakmak, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
A Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Study of Martensitic Phase Transformation Kinetics and Texture Evolution in a TRIP Steel under Torsional and Multi-Axial Deformation Conditions

Honghan Fei, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Solvothermal Synthesis of Cationic Inorganic Materials and Cationic Metal-organic Frameworks for Anion Pollutant Trapping

Sudipto Guha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
X-ray Compatible Microfluidic Platforms for Protein Crystallization Screening and De Novo Structure Determination

Sun Woo Kim, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
Investigation of New Mixed Valence Iron Fluorides: Crystal Structure and Physical Property Relationships

Eduard Levin, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Influence of Structural Effects in Metallic Systems on Electrocatalytic and Charge-accumulating Properties

Jia-Sheng Lu, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
BODIPY Functionalized PbS Nanocrystals for Solar Cell Applications

Gregory McCandless, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Chemical Crystallography at the Interface of Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering:  Structure Determination of Highly Correlated Extended Solids, Main Group Compounds, Coordination Complexes, and Bioceramics

Gift Mehlana, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Crystal Engineering of Some Pyridyl Carboxylic Acids

Sarah Spisak, University of Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York, USA
Multi-Electron Reduction of Fullerene Fragments: Structural Studies

Vedran (Nick) Vukotic, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Utilizing Molecular Machines in the Construction of Dynamic Solid State Materials

Shuao Wang, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
New Insights in Actinide Borate Chemistry

Julie Wilkerson, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Electroluminescent Materials Based on Lanthanide-Containing Conducting Metallopolymers

The ICDD will present each of these students with a check in the amount of $2,500 to assist in the continuation of studies in their selected fields of crystallographic research.

Learn more about the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship or making donations to the fund.

Updates for ICDD Website’s Award Pages


The ICDD’s website includes thousands of pages of content, and the ICDD continuously strives to keep the information on the website up-to-date and interesting. Recently, the ICDD completed revamping the Awards pages on the website, for both ICDD and DXC awards.

Specifically, content was added to highlight the careers of the scientists for whom our awards are named. At the top of each award page, there is now a photo and brief account of lifetime achievements. Now, anyone perusing the ICDD website can gain a better understanding of the scientists who contributed to the X-ray community, and why we choose to honor them. 

Please visit our Awards Index for a complete list of awards.

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