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Thomas E. Mallouk

Thomas E. Mallouk

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  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus
224 Chemistry
Email: tem5 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-9637


  1. Brown University (Sc.B.), 1977
  2. University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), 1983


Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experimental

Honors and Awards

  • Priestley Teaching Award, 2006
  • Schreyer Honors College Teaching Award, 2007
  • ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, 2008
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Selected Publications

List of publications on group page

  1. E. C. Sklute, M. Eguchi, M. S. Angelone, H. P. Yennawar, and T. E. Mallouk, "Orientation of diamagnetic layered transition metal oxide particles in 1-Tesla magnetic fields," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 1824-1831 (2011).
  2. G. Mino, T. E. Mallouk, T. Darnige, M. Hoyos, J. Dauchet, J. Dunstan, R. Soto, Y. Wang, A. Rousselet, and E. Clement, "Enhanced diffusion due to active swimmers at a solid surface," Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 048102/1-4 (2011).
  3. J. Wang, M. Tian, N. Samarth, J. Jain, T. E. Mallouk, and M. Chan, "Interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in crystalline nanowires," Nature Physics, 6, 389-394 (2010).
  4. W. J. Youngblood, S.-H. A. Lee, K. Maeda, and T. E. Mallouk, “Visible light water splitting using dye-sensitized oxide semiconductors,” Acc. Chem. Res. 42, 1966-1972 (2009).
  5. T. E. Mallouk and A. Sen, “Powering nanorobots,” Scientific American, May 2009, 72-77.

    Research Interests

    The Mallouk Group is interested in several problems in materials chemistry, including photocatalysis, electrochemical energy conversion, nanoscale electronics, environmental remediation, superconductivity, and motion on the nanoscale. Our approach involves the synthesis of materials that contain both molecular and solid state components, and the study of their structure and properties by a variety of physical techniques.