Ray Schaak receives Faculty Scholar Medal

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16 February 2012

Ray Schaak, Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2012 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal in Physical Science. Established in 1980, the award recognizes scholarly or creative excellence represented by a single contribution or a series of contributions around a coherent theme. A committee of faculty peers reviews nominations and recommends candidates to Penn State's president, Rodney Erickson.

Research in the Schaak lab is driven by synthesis – developing new synthetic methodologies that fill critical gaps in the current “toolbox” of techniques available in the solid-state chemistry and nanoscience communities, and applying these new synthetic tools to important problems in both fundamental and applied science.