ICDD Awards - Distinguished Fellowship Award 2007

 

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Ting Huang (___ -2013)

At the Plenary Session of the recent Denver X-ray Conference, Dr. Ting C. Huang was presented the 2007 ICDD Distinguished Fellow Award. Dr. Huang's extensive contributions to the ICDD span over thirty years. Since 1999, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Powder Diffraction; since 1988, as Editor-in-Chief of Advances in X-ray Analysis; and as a Director-at-Large of the ICDD Board of Directors during the term 2004-2008. Dr. Huang served the ICDD in many other roles including Consulting Editor of the Powder Diffraction File (1994-1996); Technical Committee Chairman (1992-1998); Consultant to the Board of Directors (1988-1992); ICDD Representative to the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography (1994-1996) and the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Data (1992-1994), and Chairman and Member of various Board of Directors' Committees and Technical Subcommittees.

Dr. Huang is a Research Staff Member Emeritus, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA. Other professional activities include Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Rigaku Journal (2002 to present) and Co-chairman of the Organizing Committee of Denver X-ray Conference (2002-2007).

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Ting Huang died in his sleep on September 1, 2013. Ting had a very distinguished scientific career that included many advances in X-ray analysis while he was a scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Ting was particularly well known for his expertise in the analyses of electronic materials, especially thin films, and had numerous frequently-cited publications in the field. 

Ting was also deeply involved in promoting the international scientific community and spent significant portions of his life in both the United States and China, where he was a frequent guest lecturer, invited speaker, and visiting scientist. Among the awards recognizing his achievements were the German Alexander Von Humbolt Award for senior distinguished US scientists, the Jenkins Award for lifetime achievement in X-ray analysis, ICDD’s Distinguished Fellow Award, and a joint ICDD/DXCOC special recognition award for his editorial work with two international publications, Powder Diffraction and Advances in X-ray Analysis. At the time of his death, Ting was the Editor-in-Chief for Powder Diffraction.  Dr. Huang served the ICDD in many other roles including being a member of the Board of Directors (2004-2008), Consulting Editor of  the Powder Diffraction File (1994-1996); Technical Committee Chairman (1992-1998); Consultant to the Board of Directors (1988-1992); ICDD Representative to the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography (1994-1996) and the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Data (1992-1994); and Chairman and Member of various Board of Directors' Committees and Technical Subcommittees. Ting was also a friend, teacher and mentor to numerous students and colleagues and he will be missed.


 

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