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Benjamin J. Lear

The Pennyslvnia State University

Benjamin J. Lear earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, under the mentorship of Prof. Clifford Kubiak. He performed postdoctoral studies at The Ohio State University, under the mentorship of Prof. Malcolm Chisholm. From there, he joined the chemistry faculty at The Pennyslvnia State University, where he runs a physical-inorganic research group that currently focuses on the interaction between inorganic materials and their near-chemical environment. He has taughted both graduate and undergraduate chemistry courses and has also developed and teaches a course on the design of data visualizations. Outside of work, Prof. Lear enjoys reading, cooking, eating, travel, biking, hiking, hanging out with friends, and games of all sorts. He particularly enjoys frisbee, golf, squash, baduk, and the current renaissance of 2D metroidvanias.

Books by Benjamin J. Lear

Coding for Chemists: Saving Time and Solving Problems with Python
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