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The ICDD Plenary



The ICDD Social Event

Discover the
Wonders of Winterthur


Poster Session
& Reception

The Gold Ballroom – Concordville Inn Restaurant


Detailed Schedule: 15-19 March 2010

Monday: Task Groups and Board of Directors' (BoD) Committees Meetings

Task Groups
Meetings of the following Task Groups may be held:

  • Ceramic Task Group
  • Metals and Alloys Task Group
  • Polymer Task Group
  • Zeolite Task Group

BoD Committees
Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees may be held:

  • Finance Committee - David Taylor, Chairman
  • Marketing Subcommittee - Robert L. Snyder, Chairman
  • Awards Committee - Daniel Louer, Chairman
  • Bylaws Committee – Jeff Dann, Chairman
  • Employee Benefits – Frank Rotella, Chairman
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee - J. Miguel Delgado, Chairman
  • Long Range Planning Executive Committee – Camden Hubbard, Chairman
  • Meeting Support Committee – Scott Misture, Chairman
  • Membership Committee – Roman Shpanchenko, Chairman
  • Scholarship Committee - Susan Quick, Chairman

Tuesday: Technical Regional Co-Chairs' Meeting, Plenary Session, Social Event

Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting

All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs should plan to attend this meeting. There will be a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2010/2011 fiscal year. Activities include technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting will also acquaint and review the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.

In keeping with the mission of the ICDD, we will continue with our format of exchanging ideas and information with our Tuesday Plenary Session and Social events.

Plenary Session - 9:00 am - Noon


Dr. Graciela C. D. de Delgado, University de Los Andes, Venezuela

  Powder and Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Techniques in the Study of Packing Arrangements and Reactivity of Unsaturated Metal Carboxylates

Dr. Matteo Leoni, University di Trento, Italy

  Structure/Microstructure and their Interplay in Nanomaterials and Layered Systems

Dr. Jennifer Mass, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, University of Delaware, U.S.A.

  When Masterpieces Meet X-rays: Recovering Hidden and Vanishing Images in Paintings

Dr. Vanessa Peterson, Bragg Institute of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Australia

  Sustainable Energy Research using Neutrons: Recent Neutron Diffraction at OPAL


Social Event:  Discover the Wonders of Winterthur - 2:00-5:00pm

Members and guests are invited to join us as we spend the afternoon immersed in early American history on the breathtaking grounds of Winterthur (www.winterthur.org). Winterthur was designed in the early 20th century to replicate 18th and 19th century European homes, and served as home to Henry Francis du Pont and his family. In 1951, Henry Francis du Pont, a lover and connoisseur of antiques and history, turned Winterthur into a museum so the public could experience the rooms that he had artfully built and filled with Americana.

First, we will hop aboard one of Winterthur’s trams to see the gorgeous landscape surrounding the mansion. The 1,000 acres of the estate has beautiful and well-tended gardens, which will have early spring flowers in bloom during our visit. The March Bank, which is the oldest surviving garden at Winterthur, will be the main attraction as the rich purple blooms will be at their peak during our visit. Then we will step inside the mansion for a guided tour of the many rooms of the estate. Also, there are various galleries of ceramics, textiles and pieces for us to peruse.

Once our tour of Winterthur is complete, we will conclude our afternoon back at the Concordville Inn for dinner, networking and scientific poster discussions.

Poster Session and Reception - 5:00-7:00pm

ICDD is soliciting poster presentations and their electronic abstract for this event. Here's an opportunity to display and communicate your studies and research results. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis or work relating to ICDD are welcome. Technical inquiries should be addressed to the Poster Session Team, Scott Misture, misture@alfred.edu or Tom Blanton, tblanton@icdd.com; Questions concerning the submission process should be addressed to Eileen Jennings at jennings@icdd.com.

Abstracts will be published as-received on the ICDD web page and published in the journal of Powder Diffraction.
If you do not want your abstract so published, please note your request in your e-mail message when you submit it.
Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text.
To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared in Microsoft® Word, according to the following guidelines:

Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high.
    Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  •  Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author's name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left; do not indent
    • use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs


Abstracts should be submitted online, as attached files created in Microsoft® Word, no later than 1 March 2010

Wednesday: New Member Orientation Meeting, Technical Meetings

New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees should plan to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director will welcome attendees and present an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Learn how to become involved in ICDD activities. Non-members can also learn about the membership application process.

Technical Meetings
Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees are typically held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:

Materials Subcommittees
Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Micro and Meso Subcommittee - Scott Speakman
Minerals Subcommittee – Larry Bernstein
Organic and Pharmaceutical Subcommittee - Fred Wireko
Polymers Subcommittee – Lizhi Liu

Characterization Methods and Tools Subcommittees
Electron Diffraction Subcommittee - Joseph Michael
Non-Ambient Diffraction Subcommittee - Andrew Payzant
Synchrotron Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - TBD
X-ray Diffraction Methods Subcommittee – James Cline
X-ray Fluorescence Subcommittee - George Havrilla

ICDD Activities Subcommittees
Education Subcommittee - Carlo Segre
PDF Editorial Staff Subcommittee - ICDD Editor-in-Chief - Soorya N. Kabekkodu

Thursday: Technical Meetings, Technical Committee Meeting, and Annual Meeting of Members

Technical Meetings
(continued from Wednesday, see above)

Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviews motions and action items from the numerous technical subcommittees and task groups. Since task groups meet at different times during the year and some of the subcommittees meet in concurrent sessions on Tuesday, this meeting provides a summary of key items to all attendees. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present topics of current interest. Regional Technical Co-chairs review activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and present recommendations for future activities.

Annual Meeting of Members
All members come together for a formal gathering at this meeting to hear remarks from the Chairman, a review of the Board of Directors' (BoD) and Headquarters' activities, reports of selected BoD Committees, including the Technical and Finance Committees, as well as reports of Task Groups. Corporate activities are also discussed along with any new business items brought forth by members.

Friday: Board of Directors Meetings