Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Group

The Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Group (PSChEAG) is a sub-group of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS).

The mission of PSChEAG is to function as a working advisory team that reports to the chemical engineering department head to achieve and implement key objectives and foster enhanced relationships and engagement opportunities between chemical engineering alumni, students, faculty, and key industry partners.


  • Build and strengthen connections with alumni during the early stages of their careers
  • Identify “role models” for current undergraduate students and provide mentoring opportunities
  • Identify candidates for the Chemical Engineering Early Career Recognition Award program
  • Manage and maintain the Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni LinkedIn group, facilitiating an open forum for industry discussion, new ideas, and networking.

PSChEAG Members

Core Team Members

  • Ken Graziani, ’70 – Team Lead
  • Frank Arieta, ’96
  • Jane Clampitt, ’79
  • Alysia Diffendal, ’03
  • Sienna George, ’13
  • Brad Sutliff, ’05
  • John Hollenbach, ’78
  • Lisa Petrine, Chemcial Engineering Department Head Staff Assistant

Extended Team Members

  • Phillip Savage, Chemical Engineering Department Head
  • Andrew Zydney, former Chemical Engineering Department Head


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 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574