Gordon E. Jr. Brown#

Gordon E. Jr. Brown
Membership Number:3670
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2011 - present Chair, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
  • 2008 - present Professor (by courtesy), Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2004 - 2011 Director, Stanford Environmental Molecular Science Institute
  • 1998 - 2007 Chair, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Faculty (now Department of Photon Science), SLAC
  • 1993 - present Professor, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • 1992 - present Professor, Department of Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
  • 1991 - present Appointed Dorrell William Kirby Professor of Earth Sciences, Endowed Chair at Stanford University
  • 1987 - 1989 Co-Director, Center for Materials Research, Stanford University
  • 1986 - 1992 Chair, Department of Geology, Stanford University
  • 1986 - 1993 Professor of Mineralogy & Geochemistry, Department of Geology, Stanford University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Environmental chemistry and geochemistry
  • Surface and interface chemistry/geochemistry
  • Applications of synchrotron radiation methods
  • X-ray crystallography at high temperatures
  • Structural studies of silicate glasses and melts at high temperature
  • Relationship between melt structure and properties

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Ian Campbell Medal, American Geosciences Institute ("The Ian Campbell Medal for Superlative Service to the Geosciences is given in recognition of singular performance in and contribution to the profession of geology.")
  • 2007 Roebling Medal, Mineralogical Society of America (“the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America for scientific eminence as represented primarily by scientific publication of outstanding original research in mineralogy”).
  • 2007 Clair C. Patterson Medal, The Geochemical Society (“for a recent innovative breakthrough in environmental geochemistry of fundamental significance, published in a peer-reviewed journal”)
  • 2004 Distinguished Lecturer: Distinguished Lecturer Series on Frontier Applications of Synchrotron Radiation, Cornell University
  • 2000 Umbgrove Lecturer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 2000 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1999 Fellow, Geochemical Society
  • 1999 Fellow, European Association of Geochemistry
  • 1999 Edison Lecturer, University of Notre Dame
  • 1997 Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1997 Docteur Honoris Causa degree, Université Paris 7
  • 1994 - 1996 Elected Vice President (1994-95) and President (1995-96), Mineralogical Society of America
  • 1992 24th Hallimond Lecturer of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1991 Appointed as first Dorrell William Kirby Professor of Earth Sciences (Endowed Chair at Stanford)
  • 1975 Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

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