Farmingdale, NY, January 30, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Gilbert Gordon, Ph.D., was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. www.miamioh.edu
Dr. Gordon received his B.S. degree at Bradley University, his Ph.D. at Michigan State University and his Postdoctoral at the University of Chicago. He specializes in drinking water research, dynamics of chemical reactions (chemical kinetics), reactions of chlorine dioxide, chlorine and ozone (disinfectants and oxidizing agents) and analytical chemistry. Dr. Gordon has numerous honors and awards to his credit including: Visiting Professor as a guest of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Chemist of the Year (1981) from the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society; Distinguished Scientist (1982) from the Technical Societies Council, Cincinnati; Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year (1982) from the Miami University Chapter and the Prestigious Miami University Benjamin Harrison Medallion (1993) for Outstanding National and International Contributions to Education and Research to name a few. He is affiliated with the American Chemical Society, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Chemical Society of London, a Fellow of the Ohio Academy of Science and a Life Member of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Gordon has authored and co-authored numerous publications and has served as a consultant to many environmental agencies and water works districts. He has been married to his wife Joyce since 1957 and at home in Oxford, Ohio, he enjoys wine tasting, evaluation and collecting.
The honor of Academic Traiblazer in 2015 has been bestowed on Professor Gilbert Gordon for his spectacular career, not only as a chemist but as an educator. His work with drinking water research, chemical reactions and analytical chemistry are only a part of what he has accomplished. As he has been an educator and consultant in these (and other) areas of expertise, Professor Gordon merits this honor.