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PHYSICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
AT PENN STATE

MAY 2016

HEAT MANAGEMENT

Exploring the ability to use endothermic chemical transformations as the basis of new heat transfer media

NANOPARTICLE SURFACES

Investigating molecular control over charge mobility, electronic coupling, and band structure

LIGHT–TO–HEAT

Using the photothermal effect of nanoparticles to drive high-barrier thermal reactions under ambient conditions

BEN LEAR

Associate Professor of Chemistry

EMMA VAN BURNS

Graduate Student

JONATHAN FAGAN

Graduate Student

CURRENT EVENTS

New group members join the lab 

November 21, 2016

The Lear group welcomes first-year graduate students Lily Mawby from the University of Richmond and Zach Rhoden from Bloomsburg University!

New group members join the lab

October 1, 2016

The Lear group welcomes graduate students Jonathan Fagan and Andy Widstrom.

Congratulations, Dr. Robert Johnson!

September 23, 2016

Congratulations to Rob on his successful thesis defense: "The efficacy of Fe3O4 nanoparticles as robust and effective alternatives to gold nanoparticles as photothermal agents to drive high-barrier reactions."

Rob is starting a postdoctoral research position at Drexel University's Physics department. Best wishes, Rob! 

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