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

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

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.

Allcock was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering in 2014 for the development of polyphosphazenes, a new class of biomaterials.

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  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.