Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering
Email: 
mxk64@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-7519
Office Address: 
43 Greenberg Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Water and Biogeochemical Cycles
Research Summary: 

Research is focused on developing and studying novel membranes and materials for environmental and energy applications focusing on incorporating membrane proteins into synthetic cell membrane analogs. Goal is to develop membranes with tailored properties for applications in energy production, energy-efficient desalination, aqueous contaminant removal, contaminant recognition and isolation, and rapid response sensors.