Gregory Choppin was born in Texas in 1927. He received his PhD in chemistry at the University of Texas,Austin in 1953. In 1969 he was awarded an honorary DSc at the Loyola University. Since 1956 Gregory Choppin is professor of chemistry at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
The reserarch program of Gregory Choppin has involved studies of nuclear reactions (he is a co-discoverer of element 101 mendelevium), of the structure of liquid water, of the spectral, thermodynamic and solution properties of the rare earths and actinide elements. Gregory Choppin has given us a better understanding of the chemical bonds of these elements, and also for the first time shown how such studies reveal wether complexing anions enter into the first or second coordination sphere of the metal ions.
Gregory Choppin is the author of ten books and over two houndred scientific papers. He is a central personality in modern solution chemistry. His research has been honored by several prestigous awards.