Larry Sneddon
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Department: 
SAS/Chemistry

Research Interests:

  • Alternative Energy Carriers
  • Chemical Precursors to Ultra High Temperature Aerospace Materials
  • Transition Metal-Promoted Reactions of Inorganic Compounds
  • Ionic Liquid Promoted Reactions
  • Inorganometallic Chemistry

Research Overview:  Larry's research program at Penn has encompassed both inorganic chemistry and materials science, and has included the syntheses and properties of organometallic and main-group compounds; inorganic polymers and solid state materials; organometallic and inorganic catalysis; the design, syntheses, and applications of chemical precursors to advanced ceramic materials; nanostructured ceramics; ultra high temperature materials for aerospace applications; and, most recently, the development of new methods for hydrogen storage.

Larry Sneddon's Recent Publications can be found here

Education:
Ph.D. Indiana University (1971)
B.S. Centenary College of Louisiana (1967)

Honors and Awards: BUSA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science (1992) - Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1997) - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award for Senior US Scientists (2002) - 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program R & D Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Storage R & D - 2011 Philadephia Section Award of the American Chemical Society