Vagelos Professor in Energy Research
Thomas Mallouk came to Penn from Penn State University, where he was the Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physics, and Engineering Science and Mechanics. He is a materials chemist who uses nanoscale assembly techniques to make complex materials for specific functions in solar and electrochemical energy conversion.
Mallouk has been recognized with many prestigious fellowships and awards for his groundbreaking work leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of materials chemistry and nanoscience, including several Penn State teaching awards and membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
About the Donor
P. Roy Vagelos, a chemistry major who graduated from Penn in 1950 before going on to receive a medical degree from Columbia University, is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Merck & Co.