Harry R. Allcock

Harry R. Allcock (born April 8, 1932, Loughborough, England)[1] is Evan Pugh Professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University.[2]

Harry R. Allcock
Born(1932-04-08)April 8, 1932
Alma materUniversity of London
Scientific career
InstitutionsPennsylvania State University

Allcock obtained his B.Sc. in 1953 and his Ph.D. in 1956, both at the University of London. He is notable for his work on the "inorganic rubbers" with a phosphorus-nitrogen backbone (polyphosphazenes). With James E. Mark and Robert West, Allcock co-authored the book Inorganic Polymers (Oxford University Press, 2005). He also wrote Introduction to Materials Chemistry (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), Chemistry and Applications of Polyphosphazenes (Wiley-Interscience, 2002, and co-authored Contemporary Polymer Chemistry (Prentice Hall, 2003) with Fred Lampe and James Mark.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • American Chemical Society National Award in Polymer Chemistry (1984)
  • Guggenheim Fellow (1986/1987)
  • American Institute of Chemists Chemical Pioneer Award (1989)
  • American Chemical Society National Award in Materials Chemistry (1992)
  • A.C.S. Herman Mark Award in Polymer Chemistry (1994)
  • Penn State Graduate Commencement Speaker (1997 & 2005)
  • Honorary degree from Loughborough University, U.K. (2006)
  • American Chemical Society National Award in Applied Polymer Science (2007)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Harry R. Allcock published articles about polymer chemistry, 1962-2004 Penn State University Libraries. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Harry R. Allcock's faculty page at Penn State. Retrieved June 29, 2009.