October 12, 2017
Alumnus Gary Long receives international award for outstanding contributions using the Mössbauer effect
In September 2017, the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect granted its 2017 Science Award to Gary J. Long (S’ 1964) in recognition of his “high-level research work and outstanding contributions to physical chemistry and chemical physics using the Mössbauer effect.” This recognition has been based on the approximately 400 papers published in international refereed scientific journals, ten published books, and 25 chapters published in various books by Prof. Long over the past 50 years. In early September 2017 Prof. Long presented his award address, entitled “The Pivotal Role of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Characterizing Prussian Blue and its Pigments” at the 2017 International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Gary J. Long graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemistry in 1964. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Syracuse University in 1968. Upon graduation, he joined the University of Missouri-Rolla in Rolla, Missouri and is presently a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of now the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.
During his 49 year career in Rolla, Missouri, Prof. Long has served as the director of the UMR/MS&T Mössbauer Effect Laboratory. This laboratory, over the past forty years, has published more research papers in the field of Mössbauer spectroscopy than any other academic institution in the U.S. Prof. Long’s contributions have been made with the assistance of many UMR and MS&T undergraduate and graduate students.