Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Virginia S. and Phillip L. Walker, Jr. Faculty Fellow
College of Engineering
Email: 
hickner@matse.psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 867-1847
Office Address: 
405 Steidle Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Water and Biogeochemical Cycles
Research Summary: 

Researches the connection between the molecular identity, nanophase structure, and the resulting transport properties in polymeric materials: focuses ion-containing polymers that form robust membranes and absorb water; solid-state electrochemical systems