2011 Fellow Awards

The ICDD awarded two ICDD Fellows at the 2011 Annual Meetings. This award recognizes individuals who have devoted their time and talent beyond what is normally expected of a member.

Recognized for their leadership in a noteworthy ICDD activity, the 2011 ICDD Fellows are: Lawrence Bernstein, Terrametrix, CA and Richard Bostwick, SPEX SamplePrep, NJ.

Lawrence Bernstein

Larry Bernstein was introduced to the ICDD by long-time member, Mary E. Mrose. He became involved with the ICDD as an editor in 1992, and in 1997 became a member. Larry was named Consulting Editor for Minerals in 1992 and has been working with the Minerals Task Group since then. This group meets twice a year, on a volunteer basis, to review the mineral patterns that are available for publication in the Powder Diffraction File. Their work focuses on standardization, classification assignments, and accuracy of mineral data. Larry is an integral member of this Task Group as well as and active participant on the Minerals Subcommittee.

Richard C. Bostwick and Tom Blanton (ICDD Chair)

Richard Bostwick serves as an active participant in the ICDD Education Programs, specifically the Specimen Preparation Workshop within the X-ray Fluorescence Clinic and the stand-alone, three-day Specimen Preparation Workshop. Richard has taught specimen preparation for over 30 years, spanning the original SUNY classes, ICDD clinics, and the Denver X-ray Conference. Over the years, Richard, under the auspices of SPEX SamplePrep, has supplied equipment such as grinders, mixers, mills, and presses to our programs to provide a truly hands-on experience for attendees. Richard has also contributed his expertise as a lecturer on this subject, a role which he continues to fill today.

Read more about the continually growing list of ICDD Fellows.