Shop Procedures

The Chemical Engineering Machine Shop is located in 110 CBEB. For questions or more information please contact the shop supervisor, Teresa Pond, at

Machine Shop Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Machine Shop Resources:

  • Manual Mill
  • Manual Lathe
  • Drill Press
  • Vertical Band Saw
  • Horizontal Band Saw
  • Bench Grinder
  • Belt/Disk Sander
  • Soldering Station
  • Hand Tools

Project Construction Requirements

  • Please reach out to to schedule a time to discuss your project.
    • When meeting at the scheduled time, please provide:
      • A clear description of the project
      • A dimensioned drawing (electronic file or paper drawing)
      • Any applicable data sheets for critical components
      • An approximate timeline for completion, or project milestones that need to be met
      • Project I/O number if materials need to be purchased
      • Name of the faculty overseeing the project
  • If the Chemical Engineering Machine Shop does not have the resources or equipment to complete your project, the shop supervisor will work with you to ensure you are connected with the appropriate resources.
  • Any items purchased through the shop (i.e., tubing, swage fittings) will be charged to the appropriate budget.

Shop Safety and Usage

  • Safety glasses are to be worn while in the shop and equipment is running.
  • Student use of the shop equipment is currently prohibited.


Projects are constructed in the order they enter the shop. Preference is given to chemical engineering research projects.

  • Chemical Engineering Shop Contact



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

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574