Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Email: 
colby@matse.psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-3457
Office Address: 
312 Forest Resources Laboratory
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Research Summary: 

Research interests include proteins, polyelectrolytes, ionomers, liquid crystalline polymers, block copolymers, miscible polymer blends, branched polymers, networks, glass-forming liquids, and surfactants and colloidal suspensions. Ion-containing polymers are a poorly understood class of materials that are potentially very important for actuators, sensors, separators between the electrodes of advanced batteries and fuel cell membranes.

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