- Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
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. After 3 years at the University of Dayton, he joined Penn State. The College named him an outstanding teacher in 1983. In 1991, he created the Materials Characterization Lab and served as the Director for 10 years. In 1998, he was appointed the Director of the Materials Research Institute, a new University-level unit created to promote interdisciplinary materials research, science and engineering which he led thru 2014. He is a Fellow of both the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the AVS. He was a Chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the ACerS, was a US Council Representative for the International Commission on Glass and is an elected member of 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, 2014 Scholes Lecturer in Glass Science, and a Distinguished Alumnus of 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.