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Chemical engineering's Ying Li earns national award for bioseparations research
01/18/2017

Ying Li, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering at Penn State, was recently named the recipient of MilliporeSigma's Life Science Award in Bioseparations.

Predictive kinetic model paves the way for designing microbial factories
12/22/2016

The microbe E. coli gets a bad rap in the food industry, but in the chemical engineering field, it is one of the most important microorganisms for producing amino acids, bioethanol, vitamins and more. Researchers in Penn State's Chemical and Biological Systems Optimization Lab have developed a near genome-scale kinetic model of Escherichia coli's metabolic processes, which will allow scientists to quickly and efficiently use computer modeling to predict the effects that multiple gene interventions have on the microbial factories.

Chemical engineering students win awards at AIChE conference
12/14/2016

Several members of the Penn State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) were recognized for their achievements during the institute's 2016 Student Conference, held Nov. 11-14 in San Francisco.

Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices
12/01/2016

Controlling the way fluorinated polymer chains twist and turn may enable fast and flexible electrical circuits, according to collaborative research conducted at Penn State. The findings may offer substantial impact on the development of new polymer-type materials used in flexible electronic applications.

Alumni volunteers needed for Concepts in Chemical Engineering video series
11/21/2016

The Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Group is currently seeking alumni volunteers to draft and produce short video presentations on a number of chemical engineering topics.

DOE awards $1M to develop composites for solid lithium conductors
11/17/2016

A team of Penn State researchers have been awarded a $1M U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E award to develop solid ion conductors using the novel process, "cold sintering."

Oxygen can wake up dormant bacteria for antibiotic attacks
11/08/2016

Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack bacteria's ability to go dormant and have found the first oxygen-sensitive toxin antitoxin system.

Growing ties and feeding nations
11/07/2016

Wayne Curtis, professor of chemical engineering, has found a way to combine his love of plants and expertise in engineering to improve agricultural practices around the world.

Traveling oceans to discover water purification techniques
11/02/2016

Chemical engineering senior, Adam Uliana, spent his spring and summer months traveling Europe and Africa in an effort to further water purifications techniques.

Department of Chemical Engineering hosts second annual Distinguished Lecture
10/27/2016

The Department of Chemical Engineering hosted its second annual Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, October 26 featuring Jacob Israelachvili, professor of chemical engineering, materials and biomolecular science and engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

DOE grant focuses on next-generation anion exchange membranes
10/17/2016

Low cost, durable, commercially viable polymer-based anion-exchange membranes, a critical component in fuel cells and other energy-conversion devices, are the focus of a $2,300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to an industry, government, university collaboration including Penn State

Steve Spagnol: A break in tradition
October 3, 2016

Steve Spagnol ('10 CH E) develops drug delivery technologies for non-oral products as a senior scientist in Sterile Formulation Sciences at Merck

Zydney receives Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication
10/03/2016

Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication.

Plans for Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building approved by Trustees
09/16/2016

Final plans for a new chemical and biomedical engineering building at University Park at an estimated cost of $144 million were approved by the Penn State Board of Trustees during its September 15 meeting.

2016 McWhirter Graduate Research Symposium demonstrates graduate student achievements
09/17/2016

The 2016 McWhirter Graduate Research Symposium was held Friday, September 16, at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Plans for Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building approved by Trustees
09/16/2016

Final plans for a new chemical and biomedical engineering building at University Park at an estimated cost of $144 million were approved by the Penn State Board of Trustees during its September 15 meeting.

The Department of Chemical Engineering moves to swing space
09/13/2016

After calling Fenske Laboratory home for the past 56 years, the Department of Chemical Engineering has relocated as plans for the new chemical engineering and biomedical engineering building move forward.

Sutliff named 2016 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient
09/09/2016

Robert "Brad" Sutliff has been named the 2016 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient for the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering.

Chemical engineers receive $1.2M to examine conjugated polymers for flexible electronics
08/30/2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.2M in funding to Enrique Gomez, Scott Milner and Ralph Colby for a proposal which aims to identify the key polymeric properties of conjugated polymers used to develop flexible electronics.

Sheehan awarded third place presentation at Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Graduate Award Symposium
08/29/2016

James Sheehan, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering was recently awarded third place at the sixth annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IE&C) Division Graduate Award Symposium.

Borhan and Bascom awarded collaborative grant to study respiratory disease in modeled lungs
Aug 18, 2016

Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering, and Rebecca Bascom, professor of medicine, have been awarded one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for the 2016-2017 project period for their proposal "Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease: Expanding the Engineering Toolbox"

Chemical Engineering alumnus Raj Shah honored with multiple professional recognitions
Aug 9, 2016

Penn State chemical engineering alumnus Raj Shah was recently inducted as a fellow to the Energy Institute and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and was elevated to the status of Chartered Scientist within the Science Council.

Gomez attends White House celebration for Materials Genome Initiative
Aug 8, 2016

Enrique Gomez, associate professor of chemical engineering, was recently invited to attend the White House celebration of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) 5-year anniversary

Morrissey awarded NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
Aug 8, 2016

Natalie Morrissey, a Penn State chemical engineering junior and Schreyer Honors Scholar, has been awarded a 2016-17 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium.

Ye awarded Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellowship
08/10/2016

Dan Ye, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year.

Students and faculty learn valuable lessons from research trip to Rwanda
Aug 2, 2016

Penn State engineering students and faculty recently traveled to Rwanda to explore whether or not a readily available plant seed could be used as a viable alternative to clean wastewater.

CurtisLab exhibits at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Jul 27, 2016

Members of CurtisLab showcased bioreactor design and plant biology at the Society of In Vitro Biology exposition booth during the 4th biennial USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 2016.

CurtisLab awarded $600,000 NSF grant to advance African agriculture and economics
Jul 28, 2016

Wayne Curtis, professor of chemical engineering and principle investigator of the CurtisLab at Penn State, has been awarded a $600,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation's Basic Research to Enhance Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program to assist African farmers with the production of agricultural food staples

Chemical engineering graduate program to be named in honor of John and Jeanette McWhirter
Jul 25, 2016

The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering has announced plans to name the graduate program in chemical engineering after longtime supporters, John “Jack” McWhirter and Jeanette Dachille McWhirter.

Velegol and Sen receive NSF grant to develop Catalytic motors for high-salt environments
Jul 20, 2016

Darrell Velegol, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Ayusman Sen, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Penn State, have been awarded a $388,900 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop catalytic motors that can function in salty environments.

Regula awarded Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship for engineering, business and entrepreneurship
Jul 11, 2016

Michael Regula, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship from the College of Engineering for the 2016-17 academic year.

Dasgupta awarded Johnson Matthey Student Award by the International Precious Metals Institute
Jul 8, 2016

Anish Dasgupta, a chemical engineering graduate student advised by Robert Rioux, has been awarded The Johnson Matthey Student Award by the International Precious Metals Institute.

Gomez and Hafenstein awarded collaborative grant to study virus structures
Jun 24, 2016

Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering in Penn State's College of Engineering, and Susan Hafenstein, associate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in Penn State's College of Medicine, have been awarded one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for the 2016-2017 project period.

Dow funds and names Knowledge Commons in new engineering facility
Jun 20, 2016

Dow has committed $500,000 to develop and name the Dow Chemical Knowledge Commons within the new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building at Penn State.

Gift from engineering alumnus to support student organization space
Jun 14, 2016

Alumnus Ken Graziani and wife, Cindy, will fund and name student activities space in new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building.

Susan Fullerton awarded 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
May 17, 2016

Susan Fullerton, chemical engineering alumna (B.S. '02, Ph.D. '09) and assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, was awarded a 2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Uliana awarded 2016 Udall Scholarship
May 16, 2016

Adam Uliana, a Penn State chemical engineering student and Schreyer Scholar, has been selected as a 2016 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation.

Phillip Savage named CIC Department Executive Officer Fellow
May 12, 2016

Phillip Savage, Walter L. Robb Family Endowed Chair Professor of chemical engineering and chemical engineering department head, has been named an executive officer fellow for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

Penn State to lead University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research
May 11, 2016

Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the U.S. Department of Energy mission.

Renovations planned for Thomas and Greenberg Buildings
May 10, 2016

Partial renovations are planned for Thomas and Greenberg buildings to create classroom and office swing space during the construction of a new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building on the University Park campus.

Shen awarded Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
May 6, 2016

Yuexiao Shen, a chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate advised by Manish Kumar, has been awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad.

Joe Munchel: Applying entrepreneurial skills to career in engineering
05/04/2016

Meet Joe Munchel, export product director at Phillips 66 in Houston, TX, and ChE alumnus '12.

Beneficial biofilm works as a 'probiotic' to control biofouling
05/03/2016

A team of chemical engineers at Penn State has developed a beneficial biofilm with the ability to prevent the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

Anirudh Nambiar awarded first place paper at AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Apr 29, 2016

Anirudh Nambiar, a Penn State junior and chemical engineering student, was recently awarded the first place paper award at the AIChE Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference at the University of Delaware April 8-9, 2016.

Rachel Smith named 2016 Departmental Outstanding Staff Award Recipient
Apr 21, 2016

Rachel Smith, administrative support assistant for the chemical engineering undergraduate program, has been named the 2016 Departmental Outstanding Staff Award Recipient.

Researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering awarded COE seed grant to initiate industrial catalyst studies
04/18/2016

Michael Janik and Robert Rioux have been awarded a Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant from the Penn State College of Engineering to develop catalysts with the ability to hydrogenate selectively.

Department announces 2016 recipients of the Larry Duda Undergraduate Research Award
Apr 15, 2016

Four students in the Department of Chemical Engineering have been named 2016 recipients of the Larry Duda Undergraduate Student Research Award

Brooks awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
04/14/2016

Allan Brooks, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Chemical engineering celebrates the career of James Vrentas following retirement announcement
Apr 13, 2016

James Vrentas, Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering, has announced plans for retirement following a 36-year career with the department. Vrentas, who came to Penn State in 1980, will officially retire June 30, 2016.

Bernstein named student marshal for spring 2016 commencement
04/12/2016

Nicole J. Bernstein will be the student marshal for the chemical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6, 2016.

Kailasam receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
04/12/2016

Ganesh Kailasam, (Ph.D. '91) has been named the 2016 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award Recipient for the Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering department participates in 5k race to benefit area food banks
04/11/2016

Members of the Department of Chemical Engineering participated in their first intradepartmental 5k race Saturday, April 9, as part of the Bellefonte FaithCentre's 10th annual 5k walk/run. Runners raised money for area food banks.

Zydney to deliver plenary lecture at World Filtration Congress
Apr 08, 2016

Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a plenary lecture: Virus Filtration – Role of Membrane Morphology and Chemistry on Virus Capture, at the upcoming World Filtration Congress April 11 to 15 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Four faculty members honored with Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards
Apr 04, 2016

Four faculty members within the Department of Chemical Engineering have been honored with 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards.

Students help communities in Africa with baobab-processing machine
03/31/2016

Penn State students in the Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) minor recently traveled to Tanzania to assist African communities with the help of their original baobab processing machine

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council proposes new ideas during campus visit
03/30/2016

The Department of Chemical Engineering's Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) exchanged a series of new ideas and recommendations during a recent visit to the University Park campus March 23 and 24

Kumar receives NSF CAREER Award to develop bioinspired filtration membranes
Mar 14, 2016

Manish Kumar, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Penn State, has recently been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal: Bioinspired Artificial Channel Water Treatment Membranes.

Chemical engineering student makes college search easier through website
Mar 14, 2016

Stanley Chan, chemical engineering senior, is making it easier for high school students to select the perfect university through the website schoolsfor.me.

Radovic-Moreno awarded Alumni Achievement Award
03/11/2016

Chemical engineering alumnus, Aleks Radovic-Moreno, has been awarded the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Achievement Award.

NSF funds national user facility for $17.8 million to develop 2-D crystals
Mar 04, 2016

The National Science Foundation has announced an award of $17.8 million over 5 years to Penn State to fund one of only two Materials Innovation Platform national user facilities in the country. Joan Redwing, professor of materials science and engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering, Penn State, will lead the project.

Chemical engineering career panel to be held February 25
02/22/2016

"School to Work Transition," a career panel sponsored by the AIChE student chapter and The Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Group will be held Friday, February 25.

Nominations now open for 2016 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award
02/18/2016

The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Early Career Recognition Award.

Costas Maranas coauthors book that explores optimization concepts in metabolic networks
02/17/2016

Costas Maranas, Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering at Penn State, and Ali R. Zomorrodi, postdoctoral research associate at Boston University, have recently published the book, Optimization Methods in Metabolic Networks.

Chemical engineering senior brings together Penn State performing arts groups
02/11/2016

Chemical engineering senior John Connolly co-founded the Performing Arts Council, which helps promote collaboration among Penn State's performing arts groups.

Speaking contest incites skillful presentations by engineering students
Feb 1, 2016

The bi-annual College of Engineering Leonhard Center Speaking Contest was held Jan. 27, in the Kern Graduate Building Auditorium on the University Park campus of Penn State. The contest provides a platform for undergraduate engineering students to present engineering solutions to societal problems.

Kim and Ounaies receive US Air Force grant to develop low-density energy materials
Jan 11, 2016

Seong Kim, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, and Zoubeida Ounaies, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering, have been awarded a $695,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to develop a new class of low-density energy materials.

Chemical engineering alumnus presented with prestigious honor by ASTM International
January 8, 2016

Chemical engineering alumnus, Raj Shah, has been awarded ASTM International's prestigious Eagle Award

Chemical engineering student applies research to op-ed article for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Dec 11, 2015

Natalie Morrissey, chemical engineering undergraduate student and member of Darrell Veleogl's Physics of Community research lab, applied her research knowledge to develop an op-ed article for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Chemical engineering celebrates ten years of safety education at Penn State
Dec 09, 2015

This year, the Department of Chemical Engineering celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the course Chemical Process Safety, which teaches safety practices and procedures to seniors planning a career in industry.

Zydney named fellow of AAAS
Nov 30, 2015

Andrew Zydney has been named a fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Researchers design computational tool to prospect novel bioconversion pathways
Nov 06, 2015

Researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State have developed a two-step workflow to optimize metabolic networks for the production of chemical products and biofuels.

Students to solve global engineering challenges as Grand Challenge Scholars
Nov 03, 2015

Chemical engineering student Nicole Bernstein and bioengineering student Nick Frazzette are leaders in a new program that will allow students to take the skills they learn in the classroom at Penn State and solve real-world engineering challenges across the globe.

Le selected as finalist for AIChE Graduate Student Award
Nov 02, 2015

Thinh Le has been selected as a finalist for the Graduate Student Award by Area 08A (Electronics and Photonics) in the Materials Science and Engineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Zhang selected as finalist for AIChE Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award
Nov 02, 2015

Wenlin Zhang, has been selected as a finalist for the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award by Area 08A (Polymers) in the Materials Science and Engineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Wood receives $1.3M grant to study biofilm formation
Oct 30, 2015

Thomas Wood, Endowed Biotechnology Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been awarded a five-year, $1.3 million grant from Dow Microbial Control, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, to study biofilm formation in natural energy fields.

Mueller receives first place poster award at photosynthesis conference
Oct 27, 2015

Thomas Mueller received the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the 41st Midwest/Southeast Photosynthesis Conference.

Curtis named AIChE Outstanding Student Advisor
Oct 22, 2015

Wayne Curtis, professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineer's 2015 Outstanding Student Advisor Award

Zydney broadens public's understanding of chemical engineering
Oct 21, 2015

Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, is working to broaden the public's understanding of chemical engineering through the American Chemical Society's Experts Program

Simons awarded first place poster presentation award
Oct 07, 2015

Margaret Simons, was awarded the first place Poster Presentation Award at the 4th annual Conference on Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis

Department announces graduate student awards
Sept 30, 2015

The Department of Chemical Engineering announces annual graduate student awards.

Bishop appointed to early career and development professorship
Sept 28, 2015

Eight faculty members in the College of Engineering at Penn State were recently appointed to early career and development professorships.

The Department of Chemical Engineering hosts inaugural Distinguished Lecture
Sep 28, 2015

The Department of Chemical Engineering hosted their inaugural Distinguished Lecture on September 29 at the Huck Life Sciences Building Berg Auditorium.

2015 Chemical Engineering Research Symposium showcases graduate studies
Sept 12, 2015

The 2015 Penn State Chemical Engineering Research Symposium was held Friday, September 11, at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Joshua Vajda, PE named 2015 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient
Sept 02, 2015

Joshua Vajda has been named the 2015 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient for the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering.

Chemical engineering welcomes new faculty member, Xueyi Zhang
Aug, 24 2015

Chemical engineering welcomes new assistant professor, Xueyi Zhang

Chemical catalysts can help achieve sustainable goals
Aug 23, 2015

Chances are, you didn't give much thought to catalysts this morning as you consumed your multivitamin, filled your reusable plastic water bottle or headed out the door to start your vehicle. Astonishingly enough, however, all of these products are shaped by catalysts, which are involved in more than 90 percent of all domestic manufacturing processes in the chemical industry.

Penn State engineering professors cultivate creativity worldwide
Aug 04, 2015

Creativity, Innovation and Change, now available on Coursera, is a Massive Open Online Course available free to the public. The course was developed by faculty members within the College of Engineering and aims to discover and promote the utilization of every individual's unique creative potential.

McWhirters' $10M gift to expand chemical engineering graduate program
Aug 04, 2015

Chemical engineering alumnus John "Jack" McWhirter and his wife, Jeanette Dachille McWhirter, recently gave Penn State $10 million to support the graduate program in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Janik Receives Two NSF Grants for Computational Catalyst Design
Jul 23, 2015

Michael Janik, professor of chemical engineering and John J. and Jean M. Brennan Clean Energy Early Career Professor in the College of Engineering, has been awarded two independent research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling over $478,000.

Stanley Chan awarded 2015 Astronaut Foundation Scholarship
Jul 20, 2015

Stanley Chan has been awarded a 2015 Astronaut Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.

Janna Maranas awarded Department of Energy grant to power electric vehicles
Jul 1, 2015

Janna Maranas has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Department of Energy to power electric vehicles

Li awarded AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award
Jun 12, 2015

Ying Li, a chemical engineering graduate student, has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award.

Milner named Radcliffe Institute Fellow
Jun 04, 2015

Scott Milner, William H. Joyce Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering at Penn State, has been appointed a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2015-16 academic year.

NSF grants nearly $3 million to train graduate STEM students
May 12, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to a team of Penn State faculty to teach a curriculum in density-functional theory to graduate students in STEM

The department announces faculty promotions
May 11, 2015

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the promotion of two faculty members

Dow Chemical strengthens relationship with Penn State Chemical Engineering
May 05, 2015

Delegates from The Dow Chemical Company visited Penn State Chemical Engineering on April 16, with a goal to further their long-standing collaborative relationship

Savage Wins Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication
Apr 28, 2015

Phillip E. Savage, chemical engineering department head and Walter L. Robb Family Endowed Chair, is the senior author of the article selected for the inaugural Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication.

Six chemical engineering faculty and staff members honored at PSEAS Awards
Apr 24, 2015

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society honored six chemical engineering faculty and staff members at an annual awards banquet April 23 at the Nittany Lion Inn

McEldrew selected as spring 2015 student marshal
Apr 20, 2015

Senior Michael P. McEldrew has been selected as the student marshal for the chemical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 8. McEldrew will receive a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

Chemical engineering student rides with Jeff Gordon
Apr 15, 2015

Chemical engineering undergraduate, Olga Vinogradova, was recently selected to participate in the press panel for NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon's visit to University Park

Jonathan Spadt ('93) honored as Outstanding Engineering Alumni
Apr 04, 2015

Jonathan Spadt (B.S. ‘93) has been awarded the Outstanding Engineering Alumni (OEA) Award by the College of Engineering.

Chemical engineering and biomedical engineering to share a new home at Penn State
03/19/2015

A new building is planned for the College of Engineering at University Park. The new facility will enhance the national and international standing of both the chemical and biomedical engineering departments, as well as help them embrace future projected growth

Women in Engineering honors four chemical engineering students
Mar 10, 2015

The Penn State Women in Engineering Program (WEP) announced the recipients of its annual awards that recognize exceptional student leaders, mentors, facilitators and intern coordinators.

Zydney joins Biotechnology and Bioengineering Board of Review Editors
Feb 25, 2015

Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, has agreed to serve on the Board of Review Editors for Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

Chemical engineering mourns the death of Robert Nedwick
Feb 25, 2015

Chemical engineering mourns the death of retired faculty member, Robert Nedwick.

Gomez named Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award recipient
Feb 06, 2015

Enrique Gomez has been awarded the Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award

Andrew Zydney named distinguished professor
Jan 20, 2015

Andrew Zydney, has been conferred the status of distinguished professor in the College of Engineering, the highest professonial distinction in the college.

Chemical engineering welcomes new faculty member, Dawn McFadden
Jan 13, 2015

Chemical engineering welcomes Dawn McFadden, assistant professor of chemical engineering

Chemical Engineering Department Honors Madadin with Early Career Award
Sep 15, 2014

Rami Madadin (B.S. '04) has been awarded the 2014 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award in Chemical Engineering.

Chemical Engineering Department Honors Callender with Early Career Award
June 30, 2013

Lisa Callender, (B.S. '03) has been named the 2013 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient in chemical engineering

Chemical Engineering Department Honors Ramesh with Early Career Award
Sept 19, 2012

Narayan Ramesh has been named the 2012 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient in chemical engineering

 
 

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