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A Message from Dr. Susan Sinnott

I am delighted to share wonderful news about so many mebers of our MatSE family, starting with the well-deserved recognition of Susan Trolier-McKinstry’s outstanding accomplishments in the field through her election to the National Academy of Engineering. It is especially significant that Trolier-McKinstry be so honored given her Penn State roots and contributions to the development and application of functional ceramic thin films, an area of historic strength for MatSE. I am also pleased to share that Long-Qing Chen is a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and that Joan Redwing received the 2019 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for her scholarly excellence. The newsletter highlights some recent research highlights from MatSE faculty. 

MatSE was also recognized for excellence in education leadership at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by Penn State. Suzanne Mohney was honored with the Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award and Allen Kimel was honored with the Undergraduate Program Leadership Award. These awards reflect our strong commitment to MatSE students. It is exciting to report that new faculty member John Mauro was named MatSE teacher of the year for 2018-19!

Awards were also presented to our alumni with Delbert Day receiving the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award and Daniel Lentz receiving the Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.

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I always look forward to hearing from alumni and friends of MatSE. Please contact me and let me know when you will next be in State College at and 814-863-3117.

John Mauro

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering

John Mauro
33 Steidle Building

R. Allen Kimel

Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies

R. Allen Kimel
(814) 865-5397
225B Steidle


Department Head Susan Sinnott
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
225 Steidle Building
University Park, PA 16802