Professor Jeffrey Long
Winner: 2020 Ludwig Mond Award
University of California, Berkeley
For pioneering work in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic molecules and materials exhibiting new physical phenomena.
Celebrate Professor Jeffrey Long
Professor Long’s research involves the synthesis of new molecules and materials with potential applications in clean energy utilization and environmental remediation. Examples include the synthesis of new porous materials for boosting the capacity of the fuel tank of a hydrogen-powered vehicle, efficiently capturing carbon dioxide from air or a power plant emission stream and removing toxic metal ions from water.Read full biography
Jeffrey R. Long is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and a Faculty Senior Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He served as Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in 2012 and as a founding Associate Editor of the journal Chemical Science, and he is presently Director of the Center for Gas Separations, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the Department of Energy.
He co-founded and directs two companies: Mosaic Materials, which is developing metal-organic frameworks for low-energy gas separations, and Flux Technology, which is producing high-performance polymer membranes for gas purification. His 330 publications have received more than 67,000 citations, and his recent awards include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2019 American Chemical Society F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry.
What advice would you give to a young person considering a career in chemistry?
My advice for young scientists is generally to pursue a research problem that holds their fascination at the most fundamental level.
Why do you think teamwork is important in science?
Many of the important scientific challenges that we face today, such as mitigating climate change, are highly complex and will likely only be met through the cooperation of scientists and engineers holding expertise in a range of disparate topics.