It is with great sadness to inform you that Professor Robert L. Snyder passed away early on the morning of September 1st, 2011, from complications due to cancer. At the time of his death, Bob was Professor and Co-chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a member of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Faculty (NanoTECH), and Chairman of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee. Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Sheila, daughter Krissy, son Robert, and their families. Many of you personally knew Bob, as he was an ambassador of materials science and engineering as well as all types of X-ray analysis during his lifetime. He made numerous friendships around the world, and was generally known for his passion for life and the intensity and excellence of his science.

Tim Fawcett

 ICDD Executive Director

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