Peter Thrower

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Peter Thrower (born 1938) is a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Pennsylvania State University,[1] and a former editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Carbon,[2] a post he has held between 1982 and 2013. A special issue of Carbon was published in his honor in August 2012.[3] He also edited the review journal Chemistry and Physics of Carbon from 1973 to 1998.[4] He is a specialist on carbon in all its forms.

Thrower studied physics at the University of Cambridge. He then took up a position at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, UK) before moving to Pennsylvania State University, where he remained until he retired in 1998.[4]


  1. ^ Emeritus faculty listing, Materials Science & Engineering, Penn State University, retrieved 2011-02-18.
  2. ^ Carbon editorial board, Elsevier, retrieved 2011-02-18.
  3. ^ Festschrift dedicated to Peter A. Thrower, Editor-in-Chief, 1972 – 2012.
  4. ^ a b Speaker biography from Carbon Journal Workshop on Carbon Materials for Energy Storage and Generation, retrieved 2011-02-18.