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Alumni workshop gathers people, ideas for chemical engineering’s future

10/15/2018

A group of approximately 60 Penn State chemical engineering alumni, current and emeritus faculty, along with both graduate and undergraduate students, gathered at the HUB Robeson Center September 23 and 24 for the Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Workshop.

Research symposium showcases graduate student achievements

10/2/2018

The 2018 Penn State Chemical Engineering McWhirter Graduate Research Symposium was held Friday, September 14, at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Chemical engineering now accepting graduate degree applications

10/1/2018

The Department of Chemical Engineering is now accepting applications for graduate degree programs. Penn state is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for chemical engineering research (as per NTU Ranking), based on the quality and quantity of scientific research articles.

Learn about our new building, to open in 2019

9/27/2018

It’s been about two years since we announced the groundbreaking of the new facility that we will be sharing with the Department of Chemical Engineering, and we are excited to move in during spring 2019.

Penn State leading innovation in nascent field of artificial water channels

9/19/2018

The Department of Chemical Engineering’s cutting-edge work in the nascent field of artificial water channels was the subject of a recent Faraday Discussions conference held by the Royal Society of Chemistry and a breakthrough paper in the journal Nature Communications.

3D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes

9/18/2018

Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination wastewater recycling and home use, according to a team of chemical engineers.

McWhirter among Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

9/17/2018

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Chemical Engineering faculty, staff among those honored by College

9/6/2018

Penn State College of Engineering will recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service at a ceremony on October 1 at 3 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Gawel named 2018 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient

9/4/2018

Katherine Gawel has been named the 2018 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient for the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering.

Gupta receives best presentation award at Electronic Materials Conference

8/16/2018

Akanksha Gupta, graduate research assistant with the Department of Chemical Engineering, recently was presented with the Best Presentation Award for the Materials Research Society's 2017 Electronic Materials Conference.

Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

7/30/2018

As Ralph Colby peers at the microscope image in front of him, he thinks he can make them out--"shish kebabs," as polymer scientists call them.

Guo recipient of Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

7/25/2018

Kexi "Winters" Guo, a senior this fall majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry, has been named the recipient of a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship in the amount of $2000 for 2018-19.

Chemical Engineering alumnus receives multiple prestigious honors

7/17/2018

Raj Shah, director of the New York-based company Koehler Instrument was recently honored by the International Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) at its recent annual meeting in Minneapolis. Shah received the P.M. Ku Medal, one of the highest honors bestowed by the STLE.

REU-focused graduate student paper wins ASEE award

7/12/2018

A group of Penn State faculty and graduate student authors was awarded the 2018 Best Student Paper Award from the Graduate Studies Division (GSD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) at the GSD’s business meeting June 26.

Liu receives Best Graduate Student Poster presentation award

6/18/2018

Hongshen Liu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering, was awarded Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation at the 2018 Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) Meeting of The American Ceramic Society.

Rapid charging of electric vehicles aided by $1 million from DoE

6/5/2018

Revolutionizing the way electric vehicle batteries charge and spurring the technology as an environmental and economic growth driver will be possible thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to Penn State engineers.

Emelia Conte and Natalie Morrissey receive AIChE Outstanding Senior Award

5/4/2018

Penn State chemical engineering seniors Emelia Conte and Natalie Morrissey, both Schreyer Scholars, have recently received the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Outstanding Senior Award.

Gomez to use NSF CAREER award to study how cell differentiation is affected by tissue stiffness

5/2/2018

Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, Penn State, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Early Career (CAREER) award to better understand the mechanobiology of mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET).

A simple method etches patterns at the atomic scale

4/24/2018

A precise chemical-free method for etching nanoscale features on silicon wafers has been developed by a team from Penn State and Southwest Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University in China.

Dormier named chemical engineering student marshal for 2018 spring commencement

4/20/2018

Adam M. Dormier will be the student marshal for the chemical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering's spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Dormier will receive a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

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