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Department of Chemistry
Analytical Research
analytical

The Penn State Department of Chemistry has world class faculty performing research in the field of analytical chemistry. This includes areas of interest ranging from biosensor design and spectroscopy to environmental chemistry, mass spectroscopy and materials analysis. There also has been considerable focus on novel platform designs concerning soft materials, liquid-liquid phase separation and the chemistry of lipid membranes. Part of this strength stems from tremendous facilities in lithography, state of the art electron microscopies, optics, and much more.

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Faculty

John Asbury Professor of Chemistry
Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy to reactions in solid-state materials

David Boehr Associate Professor of Chemistry
Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy

Paul Cremer J. Lloyd Huck Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
New analytical platform/method design, small molecule/biomolecule detection, vibrational nonliner optical spectroscopy, and label-free  bioanalysis

Miriam Freedman Associate Professor of Chemistry
Methods development for atmospheric chemistry

Christine Keating Professor of Chemistry
Partitioning of solutes in aqueous multiphase systems. Characterization of organic/inorganic hybrid materials.

Kenneth Knappenberger Professor of Chemistry
Single-molecule and single-nanoparticle imaging

Tae-Hee Lee Professor of Chemistry
Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, biophysical problem-solving and nanoscale engineering based on single-molecule microscopy

Ayusman Sen Verne M. Willaman Professor of Chemistry
Self-powered motors and pumps as sensors

Scott Showalter Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, calorimetry studies of biomolecular systems.

Nicholas Winograd Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry
Imaging of biomaterials with mass spectrometry