Computational Materials Education and Training Program

The Computational Materials Education and Training Program (CoMET) is a five-year project sponsored by a $3-million grant from the National Science Foundation. The program aims to educate students from a variety of STEM disciplines in the development and implementation of Density Functional Theory (DFT) as a means to solve complex problems in materials science and new material discovery.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in a graduate program at Penn State are encouraged to apply for fellowship opportunities. Other training opportunities are also available to international students.


  • Contact Information

  • Kristen Fichthorn, Ph.D.
    CoMET PI, Communications Director
    Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering


The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574