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The Chemistry Department prides itself in close student/professor relationships and the availability of individualized instruction. This helps account for the excellent achievement and placement records of our graduates. Each faculty member is actively involved in classroom and laboratory instruction, and many conduct scholarly research activities. Fields of specialization include biochemistry, organic, analytical, inorganic, physical and environmental chemistry as well as science education.

Listing of personnel in the Penn State Chemistry Department including name, title and contact information
Portrait Name, Title and Web Site Contact Information Research Interests
Harry R. Allcock Harry R. Allcock
Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry
Also affiliated with Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
118 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-3527

Igor Aronson Igor Aronson
Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics
218 Hallowell Building
(814) 867-6260

John B. Asbury John B. Asbury
Professor of Chemistry
112 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-6309

John V. Badding John V. Badding
Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
Director of Graduate Recruiting
120 Chemistry Building
(814) 777-3054

Stephen J. Benkovic Stephen J. Benkovic
Evan Pugh University Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry
414 Wartik Laboratory
(814) 865-2882

Philip C. Bevilacqua Philip C. Bevilacqua
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
242 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-3812

Amie K. Boal Amie K. Boal
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
326 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-2863

David D. Boehr David D. Boehr
Associate Professor of Chemistry
107 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-8605

Mary Jo Bojan Mary Jo Bojan
Teaching Professor
Coordinator of General Chemistry
220E Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 865-2895

J. Martin Bollinger, Jr. J. Martin Bollinger Jr.
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
336 Chemistry Building
(814) 883-1464

Squire J. Booker Squire J. Booker
Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry,
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science
302 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-8793

Jackie Bortiatynski Jackie Bortiatynski
Associate Teaching Professor
Director of the Center for Excellence in Science Education
123 Ritenour
(814) 865-2772

Gong Chen Gong Chen
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
433 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-2590

Joseph Cotruvo Joseph Cotruvo
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Louis Martarano Career Development Professor
220 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-4869

Paul S. Cremer Paul S. Cremer
J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Natural Sciences
212 South Frear Building
(814) 865-6259

Vincent H. Crespi Vincent H. Crespi
Professor of Physics
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Distinguished Professor
Professor of Chemistry
326 Davey Lab
(814) 863-0163

Nikolay V. Dokholyan Nikolay V. Dokholyan
G. Thomas Passananti Professor
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Penn State College of Medicine
R120 Pharmacology

(717) 531-5177‬

Sheryl A. Dykstra Sheryl A. Dykstra
Associate Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Instrumentation Laboratories and Chem 213
211 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 867-2658

Elizabeth A. Elacqua Elizabeth A. Elacqua
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
535 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-1221

Roman Engel-Herbert Roman Engel-Herbert
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemistry
232N Millennium Science Complex
(814) 867-4325

Miriam A. Freedman Miriam A. Freedman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
205 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-4267

Katherine H. Freeman Katherine H. Freeman
Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences
235 Deike Building
Dept of Geoscience

(814) 863-8177

Raymond L. Funk Raymond L. Funk
Professor of Chemistry
431 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-2057

R. Aaron Garner R. Aaron Garner
Assistant Teaching Professor
220A Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 863-5853

Ramesh Giri Ramesh Giri
Weinreb Early Career Professor
433 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-0063

John H. Golbeck John H. Golbeck
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Professor of Chemistry
328 South Frear Laboratory
(814) 865-1163

Mark Hedglin Mark Hedglin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
210A Wartik Lab
(814) 863-1080

Michael Hickner Michael Hickner
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Corning Faculty Fellow
Professor of Chemistry
405 Steidle Building
(814) 867-1847

Joseph Houck Joseph Houck
Associate Teaching Professor
220B Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 865-0106

Lasse Jensen Lasse Jensen
Professor of Chemistry
401F Chemistry Building
(814) 867-1787

Linlin Jensen Linlin Jensen
Associate Teaching Professor
220C Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 867-2227

Christine D. Keating Christine D. Keating
Professor of Chemistry
512 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-7832

Joe T. Keiser Joe T. Keiser
Teaching Professor
Director of the General Chemistry Labs
Assistant Head for Undergraduate Education
213 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 863-3209

Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Jr. Kenneth L. Knappenberger Jr.
Professor of Chemistry
315 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-1228

Gerald Knizia Gerald Knizia
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
401A Chemistry Building
(814) 867-6198

Carsten Krebs Carsten Krebs
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
332 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-6089

Ben J. Lear Ben J. Lear
Associate Professor of Chemistry
126 Davey Lab

(814) 867-4625

Tae-Hee Lee Tae-Hee Lee
Professor of Chemistry and the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences
230 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-2232

Manuel Llinas Manuel Llinas
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Chemistry
W126 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 867-3444

Tapas K Mal Tapas K Mal
Assistant Research Professor
NMR Director
8 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-0941

Zhiqiang Mao Zhiqiang Mao
Professor of Physics
Professor of Chemistry
(814) 865-7258

Mark Maroncelli Mark Maroncelli
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
408 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-0898

Przemyslaw (Pshemak) Maslak Przemyslaw (Pshemak) Maslak
Associate Professor of Chemistry
228 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-2991

Katherine M. Masters Katherine M. Masters
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, Chem 213H and 431W Laboratories
214 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 863-3319

Bratoljub H. Milosavljevic Bratoljub H. Milosavljevic
Associate Teaching Professor
Director of Physical Chemistry Laboratory Instruction
331C Whitmore Lab
(814) 865-7481

Eric Nacsa Eric Nacsa
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
426 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-1339

William G. Noid William G. Noid
Professor of Chemistry
528 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-2387

Edward P. O'Brien Edward P. O'Brien
Associate Professor of Chemistry and of the Institute for CyberScience
402 Chemistry Building
(814) 867-5100

Rob M. Rioux, Jr. Rob M. Rioux, Jr.
Friedrich G. Helfferich Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry
165 Fenske Lab
(814) 867-2503

Raymond E. Schaak Raymond E. Schaak
DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry
523 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-8600

Kyle M. Schmid Kyle M. Schmid
Assistant Teaching Professor
212 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 865-5690

Ayusman Sen Ayusman Sen
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
440 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-2460

Mary C. Shoemaker Mary C. Shoemaker
225 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 867-2293

Scott A. Showalter Scott A. Showalter
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduate Program Chair
106 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-2318

Alexey Silakov Alexey Silakov
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
330 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-7248

Susan Sinnott Susan Sinnott
Department Head Materials Science and Engineering
Professor Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Chemistry
221A Steidle Bldg.
(814) 863-3117

Lori Stepan Lori Stepan
Associate Teaching Professor
Chemistry Department Learning Assistant Coordinator
Eberly College of Science Outreach Fellow
220D Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 867-2292

Dan G. Sykes Dan G. Sykes
Teaching Professor
Associate Head for Undergraduate Education
Director of Analytical Laboratory Instruction
330 Whitmore Laboratory
(814) 863-0796

Mauricio Terrones Mauricio Terrones
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry
Distinguished Professor, Research Center for Exotic Nanocarbons, Shinshu University, Japan
Professor of Chemistry
205A Osmond Lab
(814) 865-0343

Adrianus van Duin Adrianus van Duin
Kenneth Kuan-Yun Kuo Early Career Professor
Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Professor of Chemistry
240 Research Building East
(814) 863-6277

Emily  Weinert Emily Weinert
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
306 Althouse Laboratory
(814) 865-5497

Mary Beth Williams Mary Beth Williams
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Eberly College of Science
Professor of Chemistry
111 Ritenour Building
Eberly College of Science
University Park, PA 16802
Email: mew17@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 863-0284

506 Chemistry Building

(814) 865-8859

Nicholas Winograd Nicholas Winograd
Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry
209 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-0001

Lauren Zarzar Lauren Zarzar
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
436 Chemistry Building
(814) 865-1316

Xin Zhang Xin Zhang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Paul Berg Early Career Professorship in the Eberly College of Science
224 Chemistry Building
(814) 863-3732

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