ICDD Awards - Distinguished Fellowship Award 2017

Winnie Wong-Ng (left) accepting Distinguished Fellow award from Matteo Leoni (right)

Dr. Winnie Wong-Ng Receives the Title of ICDD Distinguished Fellow

ICDD’s Board of Directors awarded Dr. Winnie Wong-Ng, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Distinguished Fellow Award at the 2017 ICDD Spring Meetings. This award is given to a member, currently recognized as an ICDD Fellow, who has given long and meritorious service to the ICDD. Congratulations to Dr. Wong-Ng!

Since 1981 when she became ICDD's X-ray Crystallographer and Critical Review Scientist, Dr. Wong-Ng has made major contributions to the ICDD and powder diffraction.  Her distinguished efforts were critical in the building of the computerized version of the Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF®). Upon completion of the review of over 35,000 PDF patterns in 1985, she became a guest scientist at National Bureau of Standards, and then a staff member at NIST, where she has produced an extensive list of publications and presentations in the field of materials related to thermoelectrics, carbon mitigation, high T-c superconductors, microwave, ferroelectrics, and magnetics.  High quality X-ray diffraction data and property measurements of hundreds of compounds have been published by Dr. Wong-Ng. In addition, she has co-authored over 300 papers and nearly as many presentations.  This work has led to over 800 XRD reference patterns being published in the PDF.

Dr. Wong-Ng’s contributions extend beyond those to ICDD. She has been recognized for her sustained service to other organizations including the American Ceramic Society, American Crystallographic Association, and US National Committee for Crystallography.

Dr. Wong-Ng became an ICDD member in 1988, and received the ICDD Fellow Award in 2000, the McMurdie Award in 2004, and served as chair and member of various ICDD Committees, Subcommittees and Task Groups. She was also a member of the ICDD Board of Directors from 2010-2014, and is currently a significant contributor as editor for the journal, Powder Diffraction. Dr. Wong-Ng’s outstanding career has been widely recognized.

Congratulations, Dr. Wong-Ng, on receiving this prestigious honor!




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