Strathmore's Who's Who Honors Four-time Biography of the Year Recipient, Dr. Gilbert Gordon, and Master Calligrapher, Mrs. Joyce E. Gordon

Dec 25, 2015, 06:00 ET from Strathmore's Who's Who

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Dec. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Gilbert Gordon of Oxford, Illinois has been recognized for his achievements and accomplishments in the field of Water Research. He has been featured and promoted in Times Square, NY as an honored guest of Strathmore Online Radio and for his general accomplishments in the fields of Inorganic Chemistry and Water Research. His new website, a veritable compendium of his life's accomplishments, launched earlier this month:

Gilbert Gordon, Ph.D., was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  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. Among his many publications are Stanford, B.D.; Pisarenko, A.N.; Snyder, S.A.; Gordon, G.; a contributing author to "Perchlorate, Bromate, and Chlorate in Hypochlorite Solutions:  Guidelines for Utilities", J. Am. Water Works Assoc., 2011, 103 (6), 71-83.  (Note in Context:  At the AWWA Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, the authors of this paper were notified that this paper had been selected as the American Water Works Association 2012 Publications Award winner for papers published by the Association in the year 2011. This Award recognizes "the most notable contribution to the science of public water supply development". It was voted as the best overall paper chosen from among the top papers from each of the AWWA Research Divisions over the previous twelve months.) Dr. Gordon also received the Morton Klein Award from the International Ozone Association. "The Klein Medallion" recognizes contributions of the highest order to the International Ozone Association in commemoration of the clear vision, diplomatic proficiency, and unparalleled leadership such as characterized the life and contributions of Morton J. Klein.

During his 45-year research and teaching career, Professor Gordon has taught more than 10,000 undergraduate students, has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers describing research with his graduate students, post-doctoral research associates and other research colleagues. He has presented more than 400 research papers at national and international meetings. His research efforts have attracted more than $6 million dollars (well in excess of $18 million in current dollars).  He has received numerous awards and honors recognizing his efforts and those done jointly with research colleagues. Dr. Gordon and his students will continue to research, consult and advocate on issues that affect the drinking water industry. In 2009, he was a Senior Founding Partner of Gordon & Rosenblatt, LLC which is an independent firm that is specialized in the science, technology and application of ozone, chlorine dioxide and other oxy-halogen species. He has received awards for his excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level.  

His lifetime body of research and the research yet to come has had and will continue to have a major impact on both the teaching of chemistry and on the drinking water industry. He has been married to his wife Joyce since 1957 and at home in Oxford, Ohio, he enjoys wine tasting, evaluation and collecting.

Joyce E. Gordon is an accomplished, world renowned Calligrapher whose work has enjoyed universal acclaim. She designs original calligraphic pieces, such as proclamations, charters, resolutions and awards of recognition, appreciation and the like for businesses, organizations and private individuals. Her work has been commissioned by groups such as Sprint Corporation, Armco Steel Corporation, Apparelmaster, The International Drycleaners Congress, The International Ozone Association and the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. Ms. Gordon's work has been also utilized by Universities including, Miami University, (Oxford, Ohio), Butler University and Indiana University (IUPUI and Bloomington). She has created artwork for social fraternal organizations including Sigma Chi, Delta Zeta and Beta Theta Pi and the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Her American Forests and MasterCard Global ReLeaf/Jean Giono Award was presented at the Executive White House. At the time of the Millennium, she was invited to create a piece for the Mus'ee du Stylo Exhibition in Paris. Her work was selected for exhibition in the 13th Annual Art Competition and Exhibit by International Graphics, Inc. and she received an Award of Distinction by the Nationwide Paper Company for her book Miami Album. Most recently, she created the Dedication Page to Queen Elizabeth for the Special Edition of E. Charles Nelson and David Elliot's book The Curious Mr. Catesby, of which copy number one with original artwork resides at Windsor Castle in England. Other copies of the Special Edition are in private and public collections including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Joyce married Gilbert Gordon in 1957 and they have two children, Thomas and Lyndi. Although she received her degree in Foods and Nutrition at Michigan State University, she also had a strong interest in Art and Design. In the late sixties she was introduced to the new, burgeoning U.S. interest in calligraphy by a former student of Lloyd Reynolds, Professor of Calligraphy at Reed College in Oregon. She studied in workshops in the U.S. and then spent a part of four summers studying in England. She applied for, and was admitted to, the last Master's Class taught by Hermann Zapf (1918-2015) of Germany, considered by many to be the best calligrapher and type designer of his time. During a four month stay in Tokyo she studied in the bookbinding studio of Nobe Okano. In her spare time, along with her husband, she is an avid traveler and devotee of food and wine. A new website celebrating Joyce Gordon's work has officially launched as of this week:

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