Chemistry

chemistry

Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which substances react with each other. Understanding materials at the chemical level is essential to developing new and improved materials applications and to test the quality of engineered uses.

Research Applications

Chemistry as applied to materials science research at Penn State has lead to the development of ionic liquids used for extracting oil and tar from sand, and Petro-SAP for oil spill recovery, to name just two recent examples.

Related Topics

Electrochemistry, Synthesis

Research Experts

James Adair
James Adair
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology
(814) 863-6047
Harry Allcock
Harry Allcock
  • Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry
(814) 865-3527
Gary Catchen
Gary Catchen
  • Professor of Nuclear Engineering
(814) 865-2011
Yongsheng Chen
Yongsheng Chen
  • Assistant Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
(814) 865-9834
T.C. Mike Chung
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-1394
Ismalia Dabo
Ismaila Dabo
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 867-4886
George Engelhardt
George Engelhardt
  • Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Senior Research Scientist, OLI Systems, Inc.
Enrique Gomez
Enrique Gomez
  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
(814) 867-3428
Michael Hickner
  • Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Corning Faculty Fellow
  • @hicknergroup
(814) 867-1847
Seong Kim
Seong Kim
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-4809

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