SUSAN SINNOTT received her B.S. degree with honors in Chemistry from the University of Texas in 1987 and her doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1993.  From there, she joined the Naval Research Laboratory, Surface Chemical Branch, in Washington D.C. as a National Research Council Post Doctoral Associate until 1995.  Afterwards, Dr. Sinnott became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky through 2000.  She then began her tenure at the University of Florida, where she was an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering until her promotion in 2005 to the rank of Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2007 she became an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and in 2012 she was named the Alumni Professor of Materials Science. Dr. Sinnott also became a member of the Quantum Theory Project in 2011 and the Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Atomistic Simulation (CAMS) in 2012. In 2015 Dr. Sinnott joined the Pennsylvania State University as Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering.  

Susan Sinnott

  • Department Head
    MSE, Penn State