ICDD Awards - Distinguished Fellowship Award 2013

Blanton and Misture
Tom Blanton (l), Scott Misture (r)

ICDD’s Board of Directors awarded Thomas Blanton the Distinguished Fellow Award at the 2013 ICDD Spring Meetings. This award is given to a member who has given dedicated and meritorious service to the ICDD. Tom’s involvement with ICDD goes back to the 1990’s.

He has served and continues to serve in our most important leadership positions. Besides chairing a number of committees and subcommittees, he has held the following positions: Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors, 1992-1998 and 2004-2008, and Chairman of the Board of Directors 2008-2012. During his time as Chairman, ICDD has seen significant growth in the Powder Diffraction File. He is a member of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee and co-editor of Advances in X-ray Analysis.

Tom has freely shared his knowledge and expertise over the last two decades, through his volunteer efforts within the ICDD, including an instructor at the ICDD X-ray powder diffraction clinics and workshops. Tom is an internationally-recognized scientist, an author of over 100 publications, and he has given of his time for further developments at the ICDD.


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