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G. V. Gibbs

Professor Emeritus of Mineralogy and University Distinguished Professor
Portrait of Gerry Gibbs
5079 Derring Hall

Education

Ph.D., Penn State University

M.S., University of Tennessee

B.S., University of New Hampshire

  • Mathematical crystallography

  • Crystal chemistry and computer modeling of equations of state and charge density for oxide, nitride, fluoride and sulfide crystals

  • Wine Award for excellence in teaching, 1975
  • Visiting University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Arizona State University, 1979
  • Visiting University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Arizona State University, 1981
  • Visiting Research Scholar at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France, 1982
  • Elected Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, 1983
  • Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 1983
  • Mineral Jerrygibbsite named, 1984
  • Named University Distinguished Professor, 1984
  • Awarded National Silver Medal Professor of the Year by National Council for The Advancement of Education, 1987
  • Elected Honorary Fellowship in the Mineralogical Society of Great Britian and Ireland, 1988
  • Awarded Roebling Gold Medal, 1988
  •  Virginia Scientist of the Year, 1989
  • Elected to Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990
  • Visiting Distinguished Research Scholar in the Chemistry Department at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 1991
  • Faculty member in the Department of Material Science and Engineering, 1993
  • Awarded Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Kyoto University, 1993
  • Awarded Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Kyoto University, 1996
  • Named University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, 1999
  • Awarded Belov Medal for outstanding advances in the teaching of mathematical crystallography, 2001
  • Awarded Gledden Senior Fellowship in the Chemistry Department at the University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, 2006