UC Berkeley Chemical Engineering Professors Join National Academy of Sciences

May 8, 2023
Professor's research includes efforts to find metal-mediated routes to new polymers.

University of California, Berkeley professors Jeffrey Long and T. Don Tilley are two of the newest National Academy of Sciences members.

Long and Tilley were among 120 new members and 23 new international members elected to the academy, UC Berkeley announced in a May 3 press release. Long, a professor of chemistry and chemical and biomolecular engineering, is also a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 

He focuses on the design and controlled synthesis of novel inorganic materials and molecules with applications in gas storage, molecular separations, conductivity, catalysis and magnetism.

Tilley is the Pioneer Material Precision Tech (PMP Tech) chancellor's chair in chemistry. He also is a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on 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.

U.S. Congress established The National Academy of Sciences 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.