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September 10th, 2012

ICDD accepting applications for Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

Published on September 10th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Ludo Frevel


The International Centre for Diffraction Data is looking for promising graduate students who are interested in crystallography-oriented research to apply for scholarships under its Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Fund. ICCD apparently can award multiple scholarships. Applicants are selected to receive one-year $2,500 scholarship awards on a competitive basis.

The late Ludo Frevel, namesake of the scholarship fund, was one of Dow Chemical’s top scientists. He held 60 patents and coauthored 446 technical papers, including the famous 1938 paper, “Chemical Analysis by X-ray Diffraction.” He was also considered to be an expert in catalysis and was known for several innovations in the field of powder diffraction. He wrote some of the first computer automated material identification software utilizing X-ray powder diffraction data.

The qualifications for application are straightforward. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the 2013 calendar year and must show their studies have a major interest in crystallography, (e.g. crystal structure analysis, crystal morphology, modulated structures, correlation of atomic structure with physical properties, systematic classification of crystal structures, phase identification and materials characterization).

Students with a graduation date before July 1, 2013, are not eligible for the 2013 scholarship award.

ICCD has an online scholarship application and says cutoff for receiving applications is October 24, 2012. Instructions for completing the application are available at the link above.

The organization reports that these scholarship awards are made possible by donations from both private and industrial sectors. ICCD also notes that additional donations are welcome and tax-deductible.


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