Department of

Chemical Engineering

Designing molecular technology for the 21st century with biology and chemistry


Chemical Engineering at Penn State

The Department of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University has a proud tradition of scholarship and teaching that began with Professor Merrell Fenske, the first Head of our Department and a pioneer in the technology of distillation.

Under the guidance of succeeding department heads, we continue to remain highly diversified in each of the major sub-disciplines of chemical engineering. Our current strengths are in biomolecular, computational and nanoscale engineering.


04/17/14
Angela Lueking honored with
Annual Recognition Award from the
Penn State Commission for Adult Learners

Joint Appointment Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Joint Appointment faculty member Angela Lueking receives a 2014 Annual Recognition Award from the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners.







04/16/14
Maranas Group seeking International Genetically
Engineered Machines (iGEM) summer undergraduate researcher

Please consider an International Genetically Engineered Machines summer internship in the Costas Marans Lab.

The Costas Maranas Lab from Chemical Engineering in collaboration with Wash University's International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team is recruiting self-motivated undergraduate students from all backgrounds to participate in the research this summer!


04/15/14
Professor Wayne Curtis to be honored for
25 years of service to the College of Engineering

Professor Wayne Curtis, March 2014 Safety Improvement of the Month Recipient.

Congratulations to Professor Wayne Curtis for 25 years to the College of Engineering and chemical engineering.


Dr. Curtis will officially be honored for his service at a ceremony held on April 16 in Kunkle Lounge.





Contact Information


  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • 158 Fenske Laboratory
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University Park, PA 16802-4400