The Denver X-ray Conference Awards

Recognizing lifetime achievement in the advancement of the use of X-rays in materials analysis, outstanding contributions to the field of powder diffraction, outstanding contributions to the field of X-ray spectrometry, and outstanding achievements of student research.

DXC Awards - Ron Jenkins Award

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Jenkins

Honoring Ron Jenkins
(1932 -2002)

Recognized as one of the great pioneers and leaders in the field of X-ray analysis, Ron Jenkins dedicated his career to the advancement of analytical X-rays through the fields of spectrometry and diffractometry.  His career is characterized by many diverse roles including practical analyst, applications specialist, author of landmark texts, educator, Executive Director of the ICDD, ICDD Member-at-large, and both Member and Chairman of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee.  Ron authored 10 textbooks on X-ray analytical methods, 11 book chapters, and approximately 230 papers dealing with X-ray applications and instrumentation. He shared his knowledge by teaching around the world to an estimated 5,000 students; he frequently organized scientific meetings, and established the International Journal of X-ray Spectrometry.

 

The Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee established the Jenkins Award in 2001 to recognize scientists who exhibit lifetime achievement in the advancement of the use of X-rays in materials analysis. This award is named in honor of Dr. Ron Jenkins for his career of dedication to the advancement of analytical X-rays, characterized by his diverse roles as practical analyst, applications specialist, author of landmark texts, educator, Executive Director of the ICDD, and member of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee. In addition, Ron Jenkins was selected as the first recipient, receiving his award at the 50th Annual Denver X-ray Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on August 1, 2001.

Selection Process 
The Jenkins Award Committee consists of five members (including the Chair). Three of the five members are selected from the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee (DXCOC) – The Chair, an XRF representative and an XRD representative. The other two members are selected from outside the DXCOC – one representing XRF and the other XRD.

Each member of the award committee may select as many as three candidates for the award. Each committee member assigns a point value to each candidate, based on his or her selection as first, second, or third choice. The candidate who receives the highest amount of points will receive the award.

Award Presentation 
The Jenkins Award is presented biennially at the Plenary Session of the Denver X-ray Conference. It consists of a commemorative plaque, detailing the recipient's scientific achievements, a gift of $1,000 and the recipient's travel expenses to the conference (up to a maximum of $1,000).

Submission Process

  • Electronic: Candidates may be submitted to the Chairman of the DXC Award Committee by completing a DXC Awards Nomination Form. In addition to the nomination form, the candidate's curriculum vitae must be sent via email to awards@icdd.com or by mail or fax using the contact information below.
  • Hardcopy: Alternatively, candidates may be submitted to the Chairman of the Selection Committee by mailing a letter of support describing the candidate's major accomplishments relative to the award, signed by the nominator and two others, along with the candidate's curriculum vitae to:

 

Chairman, DXC Awards Selection Committee
c/o Terry Maguire
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.
Fax: 610.325-9823
E-mail: info@icdd.com

Submission Deadline   
Submissions must be made by 1 October for the next year's award.

Recipients

James Kaduk

2017

Cev Noyan

2015

Rene Van Grieken

2013

Paul K. Predecki

2011

Timothy Fawcett

2009

Ting C. Huang

2007

Victor Buhrke

2005

John Gilfrich**

2003

Ron Jenkins**

2001

**Deceased