Jeffrey Long

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Hydrocarbon Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

April 19, 2013

Jeffrey R. Long received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Cornell University in 1991 and earned his doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University in 1995.  He is currently a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and faculty senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, he is lead-PI for the Berkeley Hydrogen Storage Program, deputy director of the Berkeley Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies and a founding associate editor for Chemical Science, the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Professor Long has received a number of awards for his research and teaching, including a Research Corporation Research Innovation Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award (twice), and the National Fresenius Award.  With more than 160 publications, his research areas include the synthesis of inorganic clusters and solids with unusual electronic and magnetic properties, generation of microporous metal-organic frameworks for applications in gas storage, separations, and catalysis, and the development of molecular catalysts for electro- and photochemical water splitting.