- Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
- Director, Materials Research Institute
Carlo G. Pantano received his B.S. Degree in Engineering Science from Newark College of Engineering in 1972, and the M.E. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 1974 and 1976. His graduate work was primarily in surface science and biomaterials with George Onoda and Larry Hench, and then he spent two years in surface science at the University of Dayton Research Institute. He joined Penn State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1979 with a focus on glass, surfaces and coatings. He is a Fellow of both the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the AVS. He is a former Chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the ACerS, and a former US Council Representative for the International Commission on Glass and an elected member in the World Academy of Ceramics. He was awarded the 2005 George W Morey award for outstanding technical contributions to the field of glass science and technology. He was named the 2012 Kreidl Memorial Lecturer and the 2014 Scholes Lecturer in Glass Science. He was also recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida.
- Glass surfaces, interfaces, and coatings
- Water adsorption, leaching, corrosion and weathering of glass
- Silane monolayers and polymer coatings on glass
- Surface and thin film characterization with XPS, SIMS, AFM, FTIR and IGC
- Nano-mechanical properties of surfaces and coatings
Technology Impacted By Research:
Substrates for electronics; glass fibers for reinforcement; glasses for nuclear waste disposal; coatings for architectural and automotive glazing; adhesives for glass; glass cleaning; glass manufacture.