Christopher Rumble

Christopher Rumble
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
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    Chris Rumble received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2010, where he performed undergraduate research with Prof. James Penner-Hahn on the X-ray spectroscopy of Li-ion battery materials and biological tissues. After spending a year at Michigan as a research technician, he began his graduate career at Penn State in 2011. At Penn State, he worked with Prof. Mark Maroncelli and used time-resolved fluorescence experiments and molecular dynamics simulations to study diffusional processes and charge transfer dynamics in ionic liquids and dipolar solvents. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2017 and took a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Eric Vauthey at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research in Geneva involved combining computer simulations with ultrafast transient-absorption spectroscopies to examine the effect of reactant structural heterogeneity and dynamics on electron transfer reactions. Currently, he is an assistant professor in chemistry at Penn State Altoona, where his research will explore the coupling of the solvent environment to fundamental chemical and physical processes in deep eutectic mixtures using a combination of fluorescence spectroscopy and computations.