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Penn State chemical engineers do more than show up for class — they change the world.

Our research is positioned to tackle today’s most pressing societal challenges and shape the future. Penn State chemical engineers make an impact by working to:

  • Expand the supply of food, energy, and clean water to meet the needs of a growing and developing global population
  • Advance health care by establishing new and better medical treatments
  • Develop new materials and pathways to chemical products that are more affordable, sustainable, and environmentally beneficial
  • Enable the use of renewable, sustainable energy for transportation
  • Protect and improve the environment for generations to come

Penn State chemical engineers work creatively and in collaboration with other experts across the University and around the world, use laboratory experiments and theory, and develop computer models to make advances that improve lives.

Join us and launch your career at Penn State.



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