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

Dr. Allen Kimel
R. Allen Kimel
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies
(814) 865-5397
Zi-Kui Liu
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-1934
Serguei Lvov
Serguei Lvov
  • Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director of Electrochemical Technologies Program at the EMS Energy Institute
(814) 863-8377
Thomas Mallouk
Thomas Mallouk
  • Associate Head of the Chemistry Department
  • Evan Pugh Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics
(814) 863-9637
Evangelos Manias
Evangelos Manias
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-2980
John Mauro
John Mauro
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-2130
Karl Mueller
Karl Mueller
  • Professor of Chemistry
(814) 863-8674
Ljubisa Radovic
Ljubisa Radovic
  • Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
(814) 863-0594
Joshua Robinson
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-8567
Chunshan Song
Chunshan Song
  • Director, EMS Energy Institute
  • Associate Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
  • Distinguished Professor of Fuel Science
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
(814) 863-4466

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