Professor Penner is an electrochemist whose research group develops methods based upon electrodeposition for making nanomaterials, such as nanowires, composed of metals and semiconductors.
With his students, he has more than 130 research publications to date. He is an A.P. Sloan Fellow, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, an NSF and ONR Young Investigator, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He received the 2009 Faraday Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry of the UK. He is an Associate Editor at ACS Nano.
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1987
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1983