Safety Awards

The Safety Improvement of the Month Award recognizes a student, faculty member, or lab group that has made a positive improvement in the area of safety.

We hope that it will encourage everyone to go above and beyond their current safety efforts to help continually improve safety practices in the chemical engineering department.

If you are interested in nominating an individual or group, please use the Safety Improvement of the Month Award nomination form. The winning individual or group will receive a $25 gift card. Past winners include:


  • Iman Farasat


  • Wayne Curtis
  • Charles Cartier
  • Elaheh Binabaji
  • Robert Nedwick
  • Sun Haera Shin


  • Brandon Smith


  • Trevor Zuroff
  • Jason Binz
  • Joseph O’Conner


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

119 Greenberg Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574