R. Lee Penn

College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Making and transforming nanoparticles in natural and engineered systems
Section A

, Location 14

Lee Penn is passionately committed to advancing sustainability, understanding how anthropogenic and natural chemicals and materials transform and move through the environment, preventing negative impacts of pollution, and developing methods to remediate polluted environments. Further, they aim to make materials for advanced technologies that are less toxic and use Earth abundant elements. Finally, they prioritize promoting welcoming and inclusive climates in science, technology, engineering, and math through education, advocacy, allyship, and outreach.