Shop Procedures

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

Machine Shop Hours:

  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Project Construction Requirements

  • Clear description of the project is needed with a detailed print. The print must be dimensioned, preferably in inches.
  • All prints are to be drawn on an 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch piece of white paper.
  • All projects need to have an adviser’s signature on the print.

Shop Safety and Usage

  • Safety glasses are to be worn at all times while in the shop
  • Any tools removed from the shop must be approved by shop personnel. They must be signed out; there is a sign-out sheet in the main shop.
  • Any items purchased through the shop (i.e., tubing, swage fittings) will be charged to the appropriate budget.
  • After hours or weekend use of the shop is prohibited


Projects are constructed in the order they enter the shop. Preference is given to the ChE 480 undergraduate lab.



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