We provide a program that’s flexible enough to meet your specific interests. Through research and co-op opportunities, you’ll put your classroom knowledge into practice to prepare for a wide range of careers.
We encourage you to excel in your graduate studies, to develop and enhance your scientific passion, and to contribute to the scientific community at large.
Lauren Zarzar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Penn State, has been recognized as one of C&EN's Talented 12.
By the time undergraduate students reach Penn State, many have already experienced the educational “a-ha moment” that will determine the course of their college experience. These early experiences are crucial, which is why Professor of Chemistry Scott Showalter recently traveled to Telluride,Colorado to lead a day camp for students interested in STEM fields.
Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed. New research also shows that particle transport in crowded cells can actually be faster than movement in a non-crowded environment as long as the particles are moving from densely crowded areas to less crowded areas. A paper describing the research, by a team of Penn State scientists, appears online in the journal ACS Nano.
We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.
The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation.
Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.
Our faculty are dedicated educators and researchers who are recognized leaders in their fields.
"Polymer Chemistry for Designing New Soft Materials and Hybrid Interfaces"
- Seminar: “Chemical Biology of Protein Aggregation in the Membraneless Organelles and Stressed Proteome”October 22, 2:30 pm - October 22, 3:30 pm
- October 23, 2:30 pm - October 23, 3:30 pm
- Student Seminar: Morphology Dependent Optical Properties of Mixed Inorganic/Organic Aerosol ParticlesOctober 23, 4:00 pm - October 23, 4:30 pm
- October 24, 2:30 pm - October 24, 3:30 pm