Penn State Intercom......October 31, 2002

Chemistry professor
retires after 37 years

Gordon G. Moore, professor of chemistry, has retired after 37 years at Penn State Abington.

For 16 of those years, he also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, resulting in 28 publications and seven patents.

A graduate of Iowa State University, he received his master of science and doctoral degrees from Yale. The work from one of his publications, in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, is included in a well-known basic organic chemistry text -- Carey's Organic Chemistry.

His postdoctoral study was at Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1960 to 1962. He was an assistant professor from 1962 to 1965 at Marshall University. He became professor of chemistry at the Penn State Abington campus in 1977. He held a concurrent position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Wyndmoor for more than 16 years.

Moore said he plans to stay in the Abington area.