Dr. Cremer’s CV

Dr. Paul Cremer’s Curriculum Vitae

Office Address
Chemistry Department
Pennsylvania State University
212 Frear South Building
State College, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-6259
email: psc11@psu.edu

Education and Professional Positions
J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Natural Sciences, Penn State University (2013-present)
Professor of Chemistry (major appointment), Penn State University, State College, PA
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (minor appointment), Penn State University, State College, PA

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (September, 2012)
Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (August, 2004-December, 2012)
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (July, 2002- August, 2004)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (September, 1998-July, 2002)
Research Areas: Biological Surface Chemistry and Nonlinear Optics

American Chemical Society Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University (1996-98)
Advisor: Prof. Steven G. Boxer
Research Areas: Surface Science of Supported Lipid Bilayers and Biomembranes

Ph.D. in Chemistry (May, 1996)
University of California-Berkeley (1992-96)
Advisor: Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai
Research Area: Surface Science of Heterogeneous Catalysis
Thesis: “The Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation of C2-C4 Hydrocarbons on Pt(111) Monitored In Situ Over 13 Orders of Magnitude in Pressure with Infrared-Visible Sum Frequency Generation”

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990-92)
Advisor: Prof. Andrew J. Gellman
Research Area: Surface Science and Tribology

Bachelor’s Degree: B.A.  (May, 1990)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (1985-90)
Graduated with Honor’s Degree and Distinction

Awards and Societies
Langmuir Lecture Award (2017)
ANACHEM Award, Association of Analytical Chemistry (2016)
Pittcon Lecturer, University of Akron (2016)
Distinguished Professor,Texas A&M University(2012)
Excellence in Innovation Award, Texas A&M University System(2011)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010)
O’Donnell Award, Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science (2010)
Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2009)
Arthur E. Martell Chair of Chemistry (2007)
Sigma Xi, Southwest Regional Young Investigator Award (2006)
Robert A. Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (2006)
Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award (2006)
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2003)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2002)
Beckman Young Investigator Award (2001)
NSF CAREER Award (2001)
3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2000)
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2000)
Research Corporation, Research Innovation Award (1999)
American Chemical Society Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996-98)
Chemical and Engineering News, September 23, 1996, p.106
National Science Foundation-North Atlantic Treaty Organization Postdoctoral Fellowship  (1996)
Award declined in favor of Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Institutes of Health NSRA Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996)
Award declined in favor of Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship
Chevron Corporation’s 1995 Student Award in Catalysis (Nov. 1995)
Predoctoral Fellowship Award: Program on Advanced Opportunities in Chemistry, US Department of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-1992)
American Chemical Society Member (1992-present)

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Dr. Cremer is recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturer for his outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry. Congratulations, Paul!

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National Meeting, August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Professors Frank Caruso and Paul Cremer are the distinguished 2017 Langmuir Lecturers.

Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University are recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers for their outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry.

Paul Cremer, The Pennsylvania State University

Professor Cremer’s presentation will focus on “Probing the Interactions of Anions and Cations with Phospholipid Membranes”.

View selected articles published by Cremer

An NH Moiety is not Required for Anion Binding to Amides in Aqueous Solution Langmuir, 2015, 31(11), pp 3459–3464

DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00127

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Stepwise Molding, Etching, and Imprinting to Form Libraries of Nanopatterned Substrates

Langmuir, 2013, 29 (22), pp 6737–6745

DOI: 10.1021/la400943j

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Specific Anion Effects on Water Structure Adjacent to Protein Monolayers

Langmuir, 2010, 26 (21), pp 16447–16454

DOI: 10.1021/la1015862

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Double Cushions Preserve Transmembrane Protein Mobility in Supported Bilayer Systems

Langmuir, 2008, 24 (13), pp 6820–6826

DOI: 10.1021/la800018d

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