ICDD Awards - Hanawalt Award 2016

Professor Matteo Leoni

The Hanawalt Award is presented every three years for an important, recent contribution to the field
of powder diffraction.

Past Chairman of ICDD, Scott Misture,
with Hanawalt Award Recipient Professor Matteo Leoni

Professor Leoni's award and associated lecture were given at the 2016 Denver X-ray Conference (DXC) in Chicago, IL. His lecture, Detailed Microstructure Information from Powder Data: A Maze or Amazing?, was presented during the DXC Plenary Session.

Professor Leoni received his Master in Materials Engineering at the University of Trento in 1995, and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 1999. After a post-doc experience at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, he returned to the University of Trento to continue his career first as post-doc, then as research professor, and now as Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Leoni is the elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the ICDD and consultant for the Commission on Powder Diffraction of the International Union of Crystallography. He is currently working on the development, validation and application of novel methods for the quantitative analysis of structure and microstructure evolution of real materials (i.e. materials with defects) using powder diffraction and combined techniques. Of particular interest are those systems showing confined or lacking 3D periodicity (e.g. nano, 2D, layered, intercalated materials and, in general, materials with stacking defects).

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