Solid State Chemistry at Penn State
The Hodges Research Group is broadly interested in the synthesis and applications of new inorganic solids, with a particular emphasis on microporous oxides, metal chalcogenides, and multi-anion materials for energy-related applications including thermoelectrics and heterogeneous catalysis. Members of the group learn a variety of synthesis and characterization techniques, and also have opportunities to study the properties of newly discovered compounds. The research programs are designed to impart lab members with skillsets that will translate to a diverse range of career paths.
Developing innovative mixed metal oxides and zeolitic systems through novel synthetic approaches.
Uncovering novel metal oxides and metal chalcogenides through solid state synthetic techniques.
Analyze and evaluate newly developed materials for applications in thermoelectric and catalytic processes.