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The ICDD 2008 Spring Meetings: Plenary Session

Plenary
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
9 a.m.

ICDD Headquarters
Conference Room A
Organized by Dr. T. Fawcett, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA

TOTAL PATTERN ANALYSIS

Opening Remarks
Tim Fawcett

9:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Dr. Patrick M. Woodward
Department of Chemistry
Ohio State University
"Cation and Anion Ordering in Complex Perovskites" (PDF)

9:55 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Takashi Ida
Associate Professor
Nagoya Institute of Technology
"Studies on Instruments and Analytical Methods Aiming at Evaluation of Crystallite Size from Powder Diffraction Data"

Break: 10:30-10:45

10:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Dr. Simon Bates
Research Fellow
Aptuit Consulting Inc.
"Amorphous and Glassy Materials: Short Range Molecular Order Compared with Crystalline Order"

11:25 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Dr. Cyrus Crowder
Principal Scientist
International Centre for Diffraction Data
“Database Considerations for Nano-crystalline, Semi-crystalline and Amorphous Materials"

 

 

The Powder Diffraction File was established as a database for materials. However, diffraction patterns can contain information about both long and short range order, disorder, amorphous content, domain sizes and texture/orientation. The plenary speakers will discuss how diffraction patterns can be used to examine and evaluate these material attributes.

 

 

SPEAKER BIOS

 

Dr. Takashi Ida
Associate Professor
Nagoya Institute of Technology

An Associate Professor at Ceramics Research Laboratory, Nagoya Institute of Technology, received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1985, 1987 and 1992, for the theses focused on the optical properties of organic crystals under high pressure. His past exerience includes employment as a Technical Official at the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki (1989-1991), a Research Associate at Himeji Institute of Technology (1991-1999), where he started to study physical properties and characterization of fine inorganic particles. Prof. Ida's current interest is concentrated on development of theoretical frameworks and practical methods to analyze powder x-ray diffraction data measured with a conventional or alternative method, aiming at extracting maximum information about the structures of powder or polycrystalline materials. He is a Co-spokesperson of BL-4B2 powder diffraction beamline at the Photon Factory, KEK in Tsukuba.

Dr. Patrick M. Woodward
Department of Chemistry
Ohio State University

Patrick M. Woodward received B.S. degrees in both Chemistry and Engineering from Idaho State University in 1991. He received a M.S. degree in Materials Science and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Oregon State University in 1996. He spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at Ohio State University where he currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. He has enjoyed visiting professorships at the University of Bordeaux, in France, and the University of Sydney, in Australia.  Professor Woodward has been an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner. He currently serves as an Associate Editor to the Journal of Solid State Chemistry and as the director of the Ohio REEL program, an NSF funded center that works to bring authentic research experiments into the laboratories of 1st and 2nd year chemistry classes in 15 colleges and universities across the state of Ohio.  Professor Woodward’s research program focuses on understanding the links between bonding, structure and properties of solid state inorganic functional materials.

Dr. Cyrus Crowder
Principal Scientist
ICDD

Dr. Cyrus Crowder joined the ICDD as Principal Scientist in September 2007 after a 25 year career in Analytical X-ray Diffraction at the Dow Chemical Company.  He received his BS in Chemistry at the University of Missouri - Rolla in 1976 and followed that with two years of teaching high school physical sciences and mathematics in Missouri.  He returned to the University of Missouri - Rolla to receive an MS degree in Physical Chemistry in 1980, and a PhD in 1982 using neutron diffraction to do structural studies on magnetic intermetallics and their hydrides.  Dr. Crowder joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1982 and has been active in the field of X-ray diffraction ever since.  At Dow, he served as Global Technology Steward for X-ray diffraction and tomography, was a member of the Global Inorganic Analysis Technology Leadership Team, and represented Dow on the DND-Cat BoD at the APS synchrotron, Argonne National Laboratory.  He was co-winner of an IR-100 award in 1987 for his work on the development of the combination DSC/XRD instrument and co-winner of the International Zeolite Association Breck Award in 1989 for his determination of the structure of VPI-5 - a molecular sieve with the largest known pores at the time.  He has been an ICDD member since 1987, served four years on the BoD of the ICDD (1994-1998), and was elected ICDD Fellow in 2000.