Gabrielle G. Long is currently a senior advisor at Argonne’s synchrotron, the Advanced Photon Source, where she had earlier served as director of the X-Ray Science Division and associate director of the Experimental Facilities Division.
Long’s research projects span a range of topics in materials science, unified by the goal of understanding correlations between structure and properties. Her current research interests include microstructure characterization of polymer matrix composites, ceramics and metallic alloys, nanoscale materials and plasma-sprayed coatings and fuel cells. She has long-standing interests in materials deformation, small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, X-ray optics, inelastic scattering, anomalous scattering, and dynamical diffraction by imperfect (real) crystals.
She was (acting) Chief of the Ceramics Division, and before that leader of the Materials Microstructural Characterization Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She has served in research and teaching positions in the Physics Departments at Columbia University, Vassar College, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) before going to NIST in 1980 and the Advanced Photon Source in 2003.