Max Wetherington

Max Wetherington

Molecular Spectroscopy

Molecular Spectroscopy


What drives me is my desire to explore, whether that be mountain biking trails, surface chemistry or new ways to probe the world on a microscopic scale. I also have a passion for educating and exciting others about this hidden world.

My Work

I am truly excited to come to work everyday because of the sense of impact and the dynamic challenges within my job. On any given day at work I could be educating students on the interaction between light and matter to modifying components in a machine lab to optimize analysis of some substance.

As staff members of MCL we have access to world-class characterization techniques and apply them to the analysis of a range of disciplines including archaeology, materials science, entomology, molecular biology, chemical engineering, structural engineering, device physics and more.

Everyday brings a new challenge and by the end of it our collective understanding of the world expands, resulting in real impact.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
MS, The Pennsylvania State University
BS, The Pennsylvania State University


Spectroscopy, Molecular Spectroscopy, XPS, Characterization

Contact Info

Phone: 1-814-863-1249