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.


09/08/14
Fall Career Days 2014

Fall Career Days 2014.

Fall Career Days 2014
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014 - Thursday, Sept 18, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center
careerfairs.psu.edu/Fall/


09/05/14
Ala' Al-Azizi wins a 2014 Tribologists and
Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Scholarship Award

Photo of graduate student Ala'a Al-Azizi of the Seong Kim Research Group.

Graduate student Ala' Al-Azizi of the Seong Kim Research Group is one of five recipients of a 2014 scholarship from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).



09/03/14
Postdoctoral Scholar Shudipto Dishari
receives Young Investigator Award

Photo of postdoctoral student Shudipto Dishari.

Shudipto Dishari, a postdoctoral researcher in the Andrew Zydney Research Group was selected to receive one of the Young Investigator Awards confered each year by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.


Contact Information


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