I am an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. I'm interested in polymers, energy, water, and the cool stuff that materials can do. My research group performs government and industry-sponsored research in polymer membranes, polymer synthesis, and the properties of polymeric materials and thin films. We educate students and produce professionals that bring new ideas to industry, government labs, and academia. We are starting new efforts in 3D printing to push our research objectives into this new processing method and to involve students and researchers at all levels with different skill sets. 3D printing is the future and we want to be there.
Between work and chasing my kids around the neighborhood with my wife, I spend my spare time dreaming about skiing and sailing - anything to do with water.