Allcock Research Lab

The objective of the Allcock Research Laboratory is to pioneer the development of fundamental science at the interface between chemistry, materials science, and biomedicine. The specific focus is on the design and synthesis of new hybrid organic-inorganic polymers with hitherto unseen combinations of useful properties. Many of the polymers in the program are based on the polyphosphazene platform.

The work falls into two closely-coupled categories:

  1. Long-range fundamental science, and
  2. Development of special aspects of the science that could lead to significant advances in technology and medicine.

The second aspect is often carried out through collaborations with investigators in other laboratories.

Current research focuses in the lab include:

  • Synthesis and reactions
  • Structure and properties
  • Small molecule chemistry

Contact Information



The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

119 Greenberg Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574