Welcome to the Gordon Lab website. We specialize in the deposition of thin films using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and alternating layer deposition (ALD). For more information, explore the links above.
For many, thinking about the world’s environmental future brings concern, even outright alarm. There have been, after all, decades of increasingly strident warnings by experts and growing, ever-more-obvious signs of the Earth’s shifting climate. Couple this with a perception that past actions to address the problem have been tantamount to baby steps made by a generation of leaders who are still arguing about what to do, and even whether there really is a problem.... Read more about Harvard students share thoughts on environmental challenges
Roy Gordon can no longer leave Harvard University. Though he will choose to retire and depart at some point in the future, when he does, his name will remain: On July 2, 2020, the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Dean of Science Chris Stubbs announced the establishment of a new endowed professorship, gifted in honor of Gordon: The Roy Gerald Gordon Professorship in Chemistry.... Read more about A treasured colleague
As a kid, Christina Chang was already a mini-sustainability activist. She recycled and reused. She turned lights off in empty rooms. She screened “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” at her school on Earth Day. And, for two years in high school, she showered sustainability-style, turning the water on just long enough to get wet, then lather up, and rinse off under a quick burst of cold water.
Collaborators designed a new way to store massive amounts of energy.
On Thursday, October 10, Roy Gordon and Michael Aziz received a 2019 Eni Award for Innovation in Energy during a ceremony held at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Italy. Every year since 2007, Eni, a transnational energy company operating in 67 countries around the world, awards three major prizes for research in the energy and environment sectors.... Read more about Gordon and Aziz accept the 2019 Eni Award
To sustain human civilization in the future, clean energy sources must be harnessed to replace the fossil fuels that are now polluting our atmosphere. Solar and wind energy can supply all the necessary energy. However, storage will be needed when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing.
After years of making progress on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard University researchers ran into a problem: the organic anthraquinone molecules that powered their ground-breaking battery were slowly decomposing over time, reducing the long-term usefulness of the battery.