Skip to main content
Susan
Sinnott
Department Head Materials Science and Engineering
Sinnott
sinnott

Professional Appointments and Affiliations 

Department Head Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Chemistry

Office

221A Steidle Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Email: sinnott@matse.psu.edu 
(814) 863-3117

Mailing Address

221A Steidle Bldg. 
University Park, PA 16802

Education

B.S. in Chemistry with honors, University of Texas

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University

Honors and Awards

Editor-in-Chief of Computational Materials Science since 2014

Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2013

Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society since 2013

Fellow of the Materials Research Society since 2012

Principal Editor of the Journal of Materials Research since 2012

Fellow of the American Ceramic Society since 2011

American Institute of Physics Advisory Committee on Physics Today since 2011

University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2011-2013

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2010

University of Florida Blue Key Distinguished Professor, 2010-2011

Divisional Associated Editor of Physical Review Letters since 2009

University of Florida College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award, 2009

University of Florida Faculty Excellence Award, 2008

University of Florida Faculty Excellence Award, 2006

Fellow of the American Vacuum Society since 2005

University of Florida Faculty Excellence Award, 2005

NSF Award for Special Creativity, 2005

University of Florida College of Engineering Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award, 2005

University of Florida Faculty Excellence Award, 2003

University of Florida Faculty Excellence Award, 2002

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 2001

University of Kentucky College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award - Materials Program, 2000

University of Kentucky College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pi, and Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award - Materials Program, 1998

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Engineering, 1996

Research

Dr. Sinnott received her B.S. degree with honors in Chemistry from the University of Texas in 1987 and her doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1993.  From there, she joined the Naval Research Laboratory, Surface Chemical Branch, in Washington D.C. as a National Research Council Post Doctoral Associate until 1995.  Afterwards, Dr. Sinnott became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky through 2000.  She then began her tenure at the University of Florida, where she was an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering until her promotion in 2005 to the rank of Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2007 she became an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and in 2012 she was named the Alumni Professor of Materials Science. Dr. Sinnott also became a member of the Quantum Theory Project in 2011 and the Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Atomistic Simulation (CAMS) in 2012. In 2015 Dr. Sinnott joined the Pennsylvania State University as Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering.

Selected Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=n1DHIIkAAAAJ&hl=en