Energy filtered TEM micrograph of yttria (in green) - zirconia (in red) multilayers, Chanchal Ghosh,  IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India  Eudorina - Pavel Skaloud, Charles University, Věda je krásná2- Diatom, Magdalena Parlinska, University of Rzeszow, Poland
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Offretite Scagno, TESCANRotaviruses, Electronmicroscopy, Elisabeth M. Schraner, Institutes of Vet. Anatomy and Virology, Switzerland 1- CVD grown diamond film, Magdalena Parlinska, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Rhaphoneis - Pavel Skaloud, Charles University, Věda je krásná1- Diatom, Magdalena Parlinska, University of Rzeszow, Poland 2- CVD grown diamond film, Magdalena Parlinska, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Orchid root showing with idioblastic cells, S. R. Senthilkumar, St. Joseph´s College, India Chroococcus giganteus - Jan Stastny, Charles University, Věda je krásnáPaulinella chromatophora - Yvonne Nemcova, Charles University, Věda je krásná
Cross section of an Abutilon leaf, Adriana Dominguez and Eduardo Favret, CNEA - INTA, Argentina Scenedesmus quadricauda - Viktor Sykora, Charles University , Věda je krásnáScabiosa columbaria - Viktor Sykora, Charles University, Věda je krásná
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DSCN0721.JPGThe John Cowley Medal
Prof. John Spence
Arizona State University, Physics/LBNL, USA

Some surprises in electron diffraction physics and microscopy
Date: Friday, 12 September 2014, 09:00–09:50
Room: Congress Hall

Professional Preparation
Ph.D. 1973 Physics. Melbourne University, Australia.

Present positions
John Spence is Regent's Professor and R. Snell Professor of Physics at Arizona State University, teaching condensed matter physics, and jointly appointed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Ca. USA. Spence is Director of Science for the NSF's Science and Technology Center (STC) for application of X-ray lasers to structural biology.

Previous positions include
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford University, U.K.

Buerger Medal of the American Crystallography Association (2012). Cowley Medal of International Federation of Electron Microscopy Societies (2014). Distinguished Scientist Medal of the Microscopy Society of America (2006). Burton Medal of the Electron Microscopy Society of America (1980). Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008), American Physical Society (1991). Institute of Physics UK (FInstP), Churchill College, Microscopy Society of America. Miller Fellow, UCB Ca., Kernot Research Scholarship in Physics, (1971), A. von Humbolt Senior Scientist Award (1991). Main Editor of IUCRJ Journal (XFEL Science) (2013). H index 50. Festschrift issue of Ultramicroscopy on Spence's 65th birthday in June 2011 (Vol 111, Issue 7). Our XFEL paper listed among the top ten breakthoughs in research for 2012 by "Science".

3 awarded (including XFEL sample delivery injector), 3 pending


Over 450 refereed publications, see

List of publications (selected):

"Experimental High Resolution Electron Microscopy", by John C.H. Spence, Oxford University Press. Chinese and Russian Editions. 4th Edition 2014.

"Electron Microdiffraction", by J.C.H.Spence and J.M. Zuo. Plenum, 1992.

"Lattice imaging in STEM", J.C.H. Spence and J.M. Cowley, Optik, 50, 129 (1978).

"ALCHEMI - a new technique for locating atoms in small crystals", J.C.H Spence and J. Tafto, J. Micros, 130, 147 (1983).

"Pendellosung Radiation and Coherent Bremsstrahlung", J.C.H. Spence and G. Reese, Acta Cryst. (P. Ewald Festschrift) 1986 Acta Cryst. A42, p. 577-585.

"A large dynamic range parallel detection system for electron diffraction and imaging", J.C.H. Spence and J.M. Zuo, Rev. Sci. Instr. 59(9), p. 2102-2105 (1988).

"Observation of moving dislocation kinks and pinning", H. Kolar, J. Spence and H. Alexander. Phys. Rev. Letts. 77, p. 4031-4034 (1996).

"Direct Observation of d-orbital holes and Cu-Cu bonding in Cu2O", J. Zuo, M. Kim, M. O'Keeffe, J. Spence. Nature, 401, 49 (1999). (For a review, see the book).

"Femtosecond X-ray protein nanocrystallography", Chapman H.N. .....Spence J.C.H.(2011) Nature 470, p. 73-77.

"Structure factor analysis of femtosecond microdiffraction patterns from protein nanocrystals", R. Kirian..... J. Spence. Acta Cryst A 67, p. 131-140 (2011) .

"Injector for scattering measurements on fully solvated species", U. Weierstall, J.C.H.Spence and R.B.Doak. Rev. Sci Instr. 83, 035108 (2012).

"X-ray lasers for structural and dynamic biology", J.C.H.Spence, U. Weierstall and H.N.Chapman. Rep. Prog. Phys. 75, 102601 (2012).

"Single Molecule Diffraction", Spence and Doak. Phys Rev Letts. 92, 198102 (2004).









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