9th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy
July 21 - 25, Zürich, Switzerland

Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award

Recipents 2008

Pierre Thibault (Paul Scherrer Institute)
For pioneering new work in coherent diffraction imaging and ptychography

Anne Sakdinawat (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.)
For the development of modified zone plates for phase contrast and high depth of focus applications

About the award

The Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award is given to young scientists based on contributions to the development of X-ray microscopy through either technical advances or applications, as evidenced by their presentations at the International Conference on X-ray Microscopy and supporting publications.

Nominees are eligible if they have performed work towards a PhD thesis during the three years prior to the conference, or are expected to receive that degree in the near future. The topic should be appropriate to the themes of the conference and the work must be available to the award committee as conference papers, publications or preprints at the time of nomination. Nominees must have submitted an abstract on their work to the conference. The award committee would appreciate receiving nominations by May 1st 2008 so that selected nominees can be invited to give oral presentations of their work during the normal conference program. Nominations received later than May 1st, but before the first day of the conference, will be accepted but will only be eligible for poster presentation.

Nominators should give the nominee's name, affiliation and contact details (including e-mail), and provide a short (maximum one page) description of the work performed by the nominee together with an explanation of the importance of the work. Copies of relevant publications or preprints should be included.

For questions please contact the award committee chairman Prof. Chris Jacobsen.

Award committee

Sadao Aoki (Univ. Tsukuba, Japan) Maya Kiskinova (ELETTRA, Italy)
David Attwood (ALS, USA) Alan Michette (KCL, UK)
Chris Jacobsen (SUNY Stony Brook, USA, chair.) Gerd Schneider (BESSY, Germany)
Yasushi Kagoshima (Univ. Hyogo, Japan) Jean Susini (ESRF, France)


History of the Award

Werner Meyer-Ilse was chair of the International Program Committee for XRM99 and leader of the X-ray microscopy program in Berkeley. Werner died in a tragic automobile accident a few days before the 1999 conference.
The Werner Meyer-Ilse award consists of a medaillon and citation and is presented at each occasion of the International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy.
It is given to a young scientist whose work over the preceeding three years represents an outstanding contribution to this field.


Previous Recipents

1999 Jianwei Miao (Stony Brook University of New York)
For his contributions to the development of x-ray image formation based on the recording and reconstruction of the diffraction pattern from a non-crystalline object.

Daniel Weiss (Institute for X-Ray Physics, Göttingen)
For his contributions to the development of x-ray tomographic imaging of cryogenically prepared biological specimens.

2002 Michael Feser (Stony Brook University of New York)
For his development of a segmented solid state detector and Fourier filter imaging for the scanning transmission x-ray microscope.
2005 Weilun Chao (Center for X-Ray Optics, Berkeley)
For the fabrication of Fresnel zone plates with 15nm finest zone width and for demonstrating their focusing properties.