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.


12/16/14
Chemical engineering students participate in
the College of Engineering Design Showcase

2014 College of Engineering Student Design Project Showcase.

Congratulations to the chemical engineering students who participated in the College of Engineering Design Showcase held on Thursday, December 11th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.




Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.

Congratulations to chemical engineering's Fall 2014 graduates.


We have linked to resources about commencement ceremonies at the Penn State University Park campus that we hope will be helpful.


12/05/14
Ronald Danner Selected for
Senior Scientist Mentor Program

Photo of Ronald Danner, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering.

Ronald P. Danner, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, has been selected as a 2014 Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.


He was one of only 10 emeritus professors nationwide chosen for the program.

Contact Information


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