Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexico, USA


John received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow in Scotland (1985), and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA (1990). After postdoctoral appointments at the University of Maryland, College Park with Prof. Rinaldo Poli (1990-1992) and at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM with Drs. David Clark and John Watkin (1992-1995), Dr. Gordon spent approximately three years in the private sector. In 1999, he returned to LANL as a Technical Staff Member. He was Group Leader of the Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry Group (C-IIAC) within Chemistry Division. Dr. Gordon has served on many national and international advisory boards and committees, and has been as a proposal reviewer and manuscript reviewer for approximately twenty five funding bodies and peer reviewed journals worldwide. He has acted in various conference organizational roles, including Chair of the 2017 Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference (GRC), recently held at Salve Regina University, RI, USA. John’s research efforts in catalysis and chemical transformations have been recognized by appointments to the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014), Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (2015) and Laboratory Fellow at LANL (2014). He will also visit Japan in the spring of 2018, as an invited Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). His research interests broadly span inorganic and organometallic chemistry for energy applications.