John Gustav Delly Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On September 27, 1965, after exhausting his childhood chemistry set; serving his country as an Army medic during the Korean Conflict; earning a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees; working as a taxidermist at the Field Museum, Chicago; and teaching high school chemistry, biology and English classes; John Gustav Delly joined the scientific staff of McCrone Associates. In addition to his passion for the microscope, developing analytical techniques, and supervising contaminant identification research, John was also a lead instructor for McCrone Research Institute.

In January of 1987, when McCrone Associates and McCrone Microscopes & Accessories moved from Chicago to Westmont, John remained at McCrone Research Institute to continue expanding the minds and skills of growing microscopists. We were excited to welcome him back to McCrone Associates as a scientific advisor in 2003.

John Gustav Delly
John Gustav Delly

John has made extraordinary contributions to the world of microscopy during his 50 year career with The McCrone Group. He has authored more than 500 publications including The Particle Atlas, The Particle Analyst, Photography Through the Microscope, and, most recently, Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy; managed countless industrial projects; developed new analytical techniques; and taught hundreds of microscopy related courses. Amazingly, he found time for his family and other passions such as stamp collecting, scuba diving, calligraphy, marksmanship, and ballet—of course these were all somehow related to microscopy.

On April 1, 2015, The McCrone Group presented John with a Lifetime Achievement Award. We sincerely thank John for 50 years of contributions and dedication to microscopy.

John Gustav Delly
Donald Brooks, Chairman and CEO of The McCrone Group, presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to John Gustav Delly.

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Scott Aldrich

Congratulations to the finest of microscopists, an inspiration and teacher to all of us and a man with the curiosity of a 12 year old!

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Paolo Saturno

My best congratulations to Dr Delly... never meet in my life but continuosly read on many accurate and deeply scientific and innovative articles and books on microscopy and micro-documentation and so on. ....Incontournable..!!!.. as says Frenchs.. Paolo Saturno, Italy

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Ross Brocato

Congratulations to you John, my friend. I've had the honor and privilege of knowing, working, and playing alongside you for 43 of those 50 years.

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Frank Kael

Hello John,
Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Frank

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Helen Griffin

Fantastic! Congratulations John.

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Fay Goldblatt

As one of your earliest students, you have profoundly changed my life, and studies. You deserve all the praise of your fellow microscopists and friends. It is nice to have been part of the journey. It is great to see you get this recognition. Congratulations! Fay Goldblatt

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Jan Burmeister

50+ years of dedication to microscopy in all its beauty, and counting ... My congrats and kudos, John. You are the one renaissance man that I know in person in the 21st century ... Jan Burmeister, Berlin, Germany.

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Donald Graft

As a young boy, my uncle Walter often invited me to the lab. I vividly remember John and his big microscope, his curiosity and intellectual intensity, but most of all I remember his kindness and generous human spirit. I never missed making a bee-line to John's office!

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