Speaker: Dr. Susan Sinnott, Professor and Department Head, Penn State Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Title: A Computational Investigation of the Electrocatalyst
Authors: Robert Slapikas, James Goff, Stephen Holoviak, and Susan B. Sinnott
Time: Friday, December 4th, 4 pm EST
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Speaker Biography: SUSAN B. SINNOTT received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Iowa State University. She was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory and was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky prior to moving to the University of Florida in 2000. In 2015 Susan joined the Pennsylvania State University as Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering. Research in the Sinnott Group is focused on the application of computational methods at the electronic-structure and atomic scales to examine a variety of materials and processes. These include the design of new materials and the investigation of the influence of grain boundaries, point defects, dopants, and heterogeneous interfaces on material properties.
A major area of emphasis is the development of inventive methods to enable the modeling of new material systems at the atomic level. Susan is the author of 290+ technical publications, including 270+ refereed journal publications. She is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society, American Vacuum Society, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Susan is a past President of the American Vacuum Society and is the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Materials Science.