Professor Jeffrey Long, Co-founder
Jeffrey R. Long received a B.A. degree summa cum laude in Chemistry and cum laude in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1991, performing research under the guidance of Prof. Roald Hoffmann. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry with Prof. Richard H. Holm at Harvard University in 1995, and carried out postdoctoral studies with Prof. A Paul Alivisatos at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996-1997. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and Senior Faculty Scientist in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition, he served as Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in 2012 and a founding Associate Editor of Chemical Science, the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and he is presently Director of the Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies and lead-PI for the Berkeley Hydrogen Storage Program. In 2014, he co-founded Mosaic Materials, Inc. with Dr. Thomas McDonald and Dr. Steven Kaye.
Prof. Long has received a number of awards for his research and teaching, including the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program R&D Award for Hydrogen Storage (2016); a Bakar Fellowship (2016-2020), a UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (2014), the Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award (2014), a Miller Research Professorship (2011), two National Science Foundation Special Creativity Awards (2003 and 2009), the National Fresenius Award (2004), a TR100 Award (2002), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2001), and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2000). With over 250 publications (earning more than 38,000 citations) and 22 total patents or patent applications, his research interests include the synthesis of inorganic complexes, clusters, and solids with unusual electronic and magnetic properties, the development of microporous metal-organic frameworks for applications in gas storage, chemical separations, catalysis, and energy storage, as well as the investigation of new molecular catalysts for electro- and photochemical water splitting.