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.


11/25/14
Fall 2014 College of Engineering
Student Design Project Showcase

11/21/14
Robert Nedwick receives the October
2014 Safety Improvement of the Month Award

Photo of Instructor Robert Nedwick, October 2014 Safety Improvement Award Winner.

Robert Nedwick wins the Safety Improvement of the Month Award for October 2014.


As instructor for Chemical Engneering (CH E) 452, Chemical Process Safety, Bob has been essential in introducing chemical engineering students to safety issues in industry.



11/19/14
Laurinda Benner honored for 20 years of service

Photo of Laurinda Benner, manager of administrative services.

Congratulations to Laurinda Benner who was honored at the College of Engineering Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Awards Reception for twenty years of service in the College of Engineering.



Contact Information


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