FARMINGDALE, N.Y., July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilbert Gordon of Oxford, Ohio has been honored by Strathmore's Who's Who and America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals on multiple occasions for his ongoing accomplishment and contribution to the areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Water Research. He has been recognized as Professional of the Year, Industry Leader, Biography of the Month and Biography of the Year, amongst other prestigious honors. He has also appeared twice on Strathmore's Online Radio, the world renowned Who's Who Radio program.
Dr. Gilbert Gordon has had a spectacular career as a renowned chemist. He began his career with the University of Maryland, serving as an Assistant Professor from 1960 to 1964, an Associate Professor from 1964 to 1967 and a Professor in 1967. His career continued with the University of Iowa from 1967 to 1973 as a full Professor. Dr. Gordon traveled overseas as a Visiting Professor and was a guest of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1969 and again in 1984. He served as both a Professor and Chair with the Department of Chemistry at Miami University from 1973 to 1984. In addition, he served as the Volwiler Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus from 1984 to 2003 and continues to serve as a Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Gordon specializes in drinking water research, dynamics of chemical reactions, reactions of chlorine dioxide, chlorine and ozone and all aspects of analytical chemistry. Some of Dr. Gordon's major career accomplishments include developing an experimental methodology for the determination of "free" and "complexed" labile transition metal ion species in aqueous solutions. He also directed research to measure the rates of reaction and the rates of decomposition of chlorine dioxide in aqueous solutions. The chemical details of these studies continue to be used extensively by the water treatment industry throughout the world, to provide higher quality drinking water when using chlorine dioxide. Dr. Gordon demonstrated how non-linear least-squares mathematical techniques could be used for the fitting and chemical modeling of rates of reaction of multi-component redox species. In addition, he utilized Flow Injection Analysis as a technique to measure low-level concentrations of ozone, free available chlorine, chlorite ion and chlorine dioxide in drinking water and wastewater. Additional accomplishments include co-editing a definitive, 800-page review entitled, "Disinfectant Residual Measurements Methods," used by drinking water utilities in the United States, Canada and Europe. As a specialized expert in his field, Dr. Gordon described how a detailed understanding of the chemistry of inorganic redox reactions could be used to prepare better quality drinking water less expensively. Dr. Gordon has published numerous works including co-authoring "Measuring Oxidant Species in Electrolyzed Salt Brine Solutions", "A Comparison of Sulfite Ion and Reduced Iron for the Removal of Bromate Ion", "Preliminary Data on the Fate of Bromate Ion in Simulated Gastric Juices" and "Bleach 2001". He also was the author of "Residual Ozone Measurement: Indigo Sensitivity Coefficient Adjustment". Dr. Gordon has received a number of honors and awards during his career including Chemist of the Year, 1981 and Distinguished Scientist, 1982, both from the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year, 1982, Miami University Chapter, the Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus of 1986, the Prestigious Miami University Benjamin Harrison Medallion, 1993, for Outstanding National and International Contributions to Education and Research, the Bradley University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2001 and the Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award, 2002, in Recognition of Outstanding Achievements in Research and Scholarly Achievements. Dr. Gordon is a member of various associations and societies including The American Chemical Society; Fellow, American Institute of Chemists and the Ohio Academy of Science; American Water Works Association; Chemical Society of London; Life Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Dr. Gordon received a B.S. in Chemistry from Bradley University in 1955 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry and Mathematics, Michigan State University, 1959 and in Postdoctoral Studies at the University of Chicago, 1960. He is married to his wife, Joyce since 1957 and resides in Oxford, Ohio where he enjoys wine tasting, evaluation and collecting. Gilbert and Joyce met at Michigan State University. Joyce majored in Foods and Nutrition and minored in Design. Gilbert was studying Inorganic Chemistry and Mathematical-Statistical Modeling working towards his PhD in Chemistry. They were married in 1957 and Joyce completed her degree in 1960. In the late sixties she was introduced to the new, burgeoning US interest in calligraphy by a former student of Lloyd Reynolds of Reed College in Oregon. (Steve Jobs was also a student of Lloyd Reynolds.) She studied in workshops in the US 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 Herman Zapf, arguably considered the best calligrapher and typographer of his and many generations. During a four month stay in Tokyo she studied in the bookbinding studio of Nobe Okano.
In her work as a calligrapher she has designed and created pieces presented by: Businesses including Sprint Corporation, Armco Steel, and the International Drycleaning Association; Universities such as Miami University (Ohio) and Indiana University (IUPUI and Bloomington); Fraternal organizations including Sigma Chi, Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Theta Pi; Associations such as the American Forestry Association whose Global ReLeaf Jean Giono Award was presented at the Executive White House and, most recently, the creation of the Dedication Page to Queen Elizabeth for the recently published Special Edition of E. Charles Nelson and David Elliot's "The Curious Mister Catesby" of which copy number one, with original artwork, resides at Windsor Castle in England. Other copies of the Special Edition are in private or public collections including the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
They have two children (both Miami University graduates). Tom is the Lucas Oil Distributor for Northern Colorado and Lyndi is a practicing attorney in Florida with plans to also become licensed in Ohio.
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