Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2023

Jeffrey Long and Don Tilley

(l to r) Professors Jeffrey Long and T. Don Tilley. Photos College of Chemistry

Jeffrey Long, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and T. Don Tilley, the PMP Tech Chancellor's Chair in Chemistry were among the 120 new members and 23 new international members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced this week

Prof. Jeffrey Long who is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory focuses on the design and controlled synthesis of novel inorganic materials and molecules with applications in gas storage, molecular separations, conductivity, catalysis, and magnetism.

Prof. Don Tilley who is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducts synthetic, structural and reactivity studies on novel inorganic and organometallic materials in search of unusual electronic properties or new chemical transformations. He is exploring metal-mediated routes to new polymers, using new molecular and chemical approaches to design and construct advanced solid state materials and heterogeneous catalysts.

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. 

The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Nearly 500 members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes including Professor Jennifer Doudna and alumni and former professor Carolyn Bertozzi. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.