An overview of my education, experience and interests.

General Information

Full Name Leo W. Gordon
Languages English, German


  • 2018 - 2023
    Doctorate in Chemical Engineering
    The City College of New York, New York, USA
    • Mentor: Prof. Robert J. Messinger
    • Advanced solid and liquid-state NMR methodologies to determine molecular-level mechanisms
    • Electrochemical techniques for battery characterisation
  • 2012 - 2017
    Master's Degree in Chemistry
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Developed multimicroelectrode arrays as electrochemical sensors


  • 2023 - present
    Postdoctoral Scholar in Materials
    University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA
    • Pulsed-field gradient NMR techniques to study transport processes in electrolytes and polymers
  • 2020 - 2022
    Teaching Assistant - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    The City College of New York, New York, USA
    • Prepared lectures and recitations to consolidate knowledge
  • 2020 - 2021
    Treasurer of the Graduate Student Council
    The City College of New York, New York, USA
  • 2021 - 2023
    Treasurer and Founding Member of the CCNY's ECS Chapter
    The City College of New York, New York, USA

Honors and Awards

  • 2022
    • Electrochemical Society (ECS) Travel Award
    • Global NMR Twitter Conference Poster Award
    • Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) on Magnetic Resonance Travel Award
    • Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (ENC) Travel Award
  • 2021
    • Grove School of Engineering Fellowship
  • 2018 - 2019
    • Acrivos Fellowship

Academic Interests

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Method Development
    • I have a keen interest in using and improving state-of-the-art NMR methodologies for characterisation of new and challenging materials
  • Molecular-Level Mechanisms in Batteries
    • I strive to understand atomic-scale interactions in energy materials through advanced NMR and electrochemical characterisation
  • Transport Processes in Polymers and Liquids
    • Magnetic resonance affords many approaches to study mass transport in liquids and polymers, as well as across interfaces with both time and spatial resolution