ICDD Awards - Distinguished Fellowship Award 2003


William Frank McClune (1928-2013)

The International Centre for Diffraction Data is pleased to announce that William Frank McClune (Frank) has been elected to join the ICDD list of Distinguished Fellows. Frank has been recognized by the ICDD Board of Directors for his sustained, outstanding work in the field of powder diffraction and was formally honored during the plenary of the 2003 Denver X-ray Conference.

Frank celebrates 34 years of continuous service with the ICDD, of which the most recent 20 have been served as Editor-in-Chief of the Powder Diffraction File (PDF). Frank nurtured the transition of the PDF from cards and books into the PDF-4 family of relational database products available on CD-ROM and DVD. The PDF has grown tremendously in size and technical capability due to Frank's coordination with editorial task teams, cooperating database organizations, and the development of an extensive and rigorous editorial process.

Frank is always willing to provide assistance and has mentored dozens of ICDD employees, editors, and members of the years. Congratulations, Frank for a job well done an award well deserved!


Read more about the continually growing list of ICDD Distinguished Fellows.