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ICDD 2009 Fellow Awards
John A. Anzelmo
John has provided leadership in the development of the clinic curriculum and customized course instruction. He launched the specialized, annual workshop, “Specimen Preparation for XRF”, the first hands-on training program of its kind, back in 2006. John’s many years of experience have provided him with a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge, which he generously shares through his interactions with students, via lectures, workshops, or one-on-one networking discussions.
John’s commitment to education is not limited to ICDD activities. He serves as a frequent instructor and speaker at the Annual Denver X-ray Conference, where he also contributes his expertise as a member of the conference’s Organizing Committee.
Larry began teaching the XRF Clinics when they were held at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Albany, and again later when they were moved to ICDD. In the early years at ICDD, the XRF Clinic was held in two sessions, in which Larry participated. Through his guidance and assistance, the two sessions were later blended into a single course, “Practical X-ray Fluorescence.” Larry was also instrumental in the development of ICDD’s specialized, laboratory-based, and almost entirely hands-on workshop, “Specimen Preparation for XRF.” In this course, unparallelled in applied XRF, students learn how to prepare samples in several different ways, and directly see how the preparation methods affect the results.
With over 30 years of experience in the XRF field, Larry has been exposed to a broad range of analytical challenges in XRF. From his vast knowledge base and commitment to education, Larry continues to successfully train spectroscopists through ICDD’s educational venues, as well as those of Bruker AXS.
Mark possesses a unique ability to engage students by incorporating everyday items, such as candy, party whistles, cat toys, film clips, etc. into his lectures and workshops to illustrate diffraction concepts. The end result is a deeper understanding of complex concepts, along with a fun, memorable experience! As a tremendous asset to our teaching team, Mark interacts well with students and colleagues alike.
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