Andrew M. Rappe
Blanchard Professor of Chemistry
Rappe is a renowned theoretical chemist whose research has advanced and shaped developments in energy, electronics, sensors, and catalysis. His pioneering theoretical and applied research in the fields of photovoltaics, catalysis science, and ferroelectrics has led to the development of enhanced materials and accelerated the pace of discoveries that hold great promise, particularly in fields related to sustainable energy.
Rappe is a fellow of the American Physical Society and founding co-director of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) and Pennergy. His record of service also includes chairing the University’s Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility and the Penn Arts & Sciences Planning Committee on Energy, Sustainability and the Environment. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the College Alumni Society’s Charles Ludwig Distinguished Teaching Award.