Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

multi-story classroom building

The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building opened in April 2019. It is currently one of the premier, state-of-the-art learning and research facilities in the Penn State system.


  • New and expanded faculty, staff and administrative offices to accommodate department growth
  • 13 large research lab neighborhoods, each 3,000 square feet
  • Student collaboration space, including the Dow Chemical Knowledge Commons that features side conference rooms, open learning areas, comfortable seating, and technology hookups.
  • Variety of computer labs, classrooms, and conference rooms
  • 109,100 total square feet on six levels

If you have questions about the building or are interested in a tour, please contact Roger Dunlap at

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VIDEO: Take a look inside the new building and listen to what faculty have to say about the exciting possibilities it offers for research and learning.



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