IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 24
CrYsTallograPhiC meeTings Calendar
A selection of future meetings. A more
complete list is available at www.iucr.
org. Corrections and new listings are
invited by the Editor.
2-7 ♦ 4th European Crystallographic School
(ECS4). Warsaw, Poland. http://ecs4.ecanews.org.
Executive Director announced
Tom Blanton has been named as new Executive Director at
the the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD®).
Tom is a long-time ICDD member, an ICDD Distinguished Fellow, and past Director and Chairman of the Board
of Directors. He joined the ICDD staff in 2013 as Publication
Manager, and was later promoted to Principal Scientist and
Database Manager. Prior to joining the ICDD staff, Tom graduated from Emory U. in Atlanta, Georgia and was a member
of the research staff at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester,
NY, USA. While at Kodak, he served a dual role as an Analytical Scientist and Materials Characterization Scientist, reaching the position of Senior
Principal Scientist. During his tenure at Eastman Kodak, Tom assumed a leadership
role where he supervised an X-ray Spectroscopy laboratory and invented, developed,
and commercialized materials. He is the co-inventor for 46 USA and 60 international
patents, author or co-author of 180+ external publications including four book chapters; and author or co-author on over 275 external presentations. Tom's extensive background in X-ray diffraction, his broad and varied knowledge of ICDD, its products and
services, along with his experience in management and R&D for product development,
will facilitate his successful transition to his new role as ICDD's Executive Director.
14-15 ♦ International Satellite Meeting on Improving Data Quality in XAFS Spectroscopy.
Oxfordshire, UK. www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/
15-20 ♦ Crystallographic Computing School.
Bangalore, India. www.iucr.org/resources/commissions/crystallographic-computing/schools/bangalore2017.
18-20 ♦ PPXRD-15: Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium. Hyderabad,
19-20 ♦ Electron Diffraction for Materials Science and Pharmaceutical Applications. Brussels, Belgium. http://www.iucr17edsat.com.
21-28 ♦ 24th IUCr Congress and General Assembly. Hyderabad, India. www.iucr2017.org.
29-30 ♦ Crystallography and Society. Pune,
29-30 ♦ SASCheM 2017: Structural Aspects
in Studying Chemistry of Materials. Kolkata,
30-4 ♦ Int'l School on Fundamental Crystallography and Workshop on Structural Phase
Transitions. Odisha, India. http://nitrkl.ac.in/
4-6 ♦ 6th Joint Workshop on High Pressure,
Planetary and Plasma Physics (HP4). Göttingen, Germany. https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=16402.
8-13 ♦ Int'l School on Fundamental Crystallography and Electron Crystallography. Sofia,
19-21 ♦ 75th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction
Conference. Indiana, PA, USA. www.pittdifsoc.
12-14 ♦ 25th Protein Structure Determination in
Industry Meeting. Cambridge, UK. www.psdi2017.
20-21 ♦ ICG - Italian Crystal Growth. Milan, Italy.
13-23 ♦ Macromolecular Crystallography School
2017. Montevideo, Uruguay. http://pasteur.uy/
26-1 ♦ 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit. Boston, MA, USA. www.mrs.org/fall2017.
International Center for
Diffraction Data news
2017 Ludo Frevel Crystallography scholarship recipients
The ICDD Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Committee has selected
ten recipients for the 2017 Scholarship Program. These recipients were selected, on a
competitive basis, from forty-three commendable applications received by the ICDD
Ivana Brekalo (USA), "Solid
State Synthesis and Templation of
Metal Organic Frameworks";
Kipil Lim (USA), "Study of the
Battery Materials Through Operando X-ray Analysis;
Haoyan Diao (USA), "In-situ
Neutron Studies of the Atomic
Distributions and Dislocation
Evolutions in the Alcocrfeni
High-Entropy Alloy System";
Annalise Maughan (USA), "Organic-Inorganic Coupling and
Disorder in Hybrid Perovskite
Debasmita Dwibedi (India),
Synergetic Approaches Using
Diffraction Tools in Probing the
Structure-Property Correlation in
Novel Sodium Battery Materials;
Stanislav Fedotov (Russia),
"Interrelation Between Crystal
Structure and Electrochemical
Properties in Cathode Materials
for Rechargeable Batteries";
Igor Huskic (Canada), "RealTime Monitoring of Solid-State
Reactions Using X-ray Powder
Christopher Mizzi (USA), "The
Role of Octahedral Rotations
and Distortions in Flexoelectric
Patrick Tung (Australia), Diffuse Scattering: The Role of
Local Disorder in Environmentally-Friendly Piezoelectric
Yujun Xie (USA), "Subcritical
Nuclei-Coupled Crystal Growth
in Metallic Glasses."
The ICDD will present each of these students with a check in the amount of $2,500
to assist in the continuation of studies in their selected fields of crystallographic research.
The ICDD has awarded 191 scholarships since 1991, totaling over $454,750.
Scholarship awards are made possible by donations from both individuals and corporations. One hundred percent of all donations to the scholarship fund are applied to
student funding, as defined by the program's charter.♦
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016