Materials and Nanotechnology

This very broad research area includes both computational and experimental work directed toward the development, characterization, and deployment of new materials with properties for advanced technologies. Materials of interest include nanomaterials, colloids, glasses, cells, and both synthetic and biopolymers. Applications range from organic electronic devices to membranes to fuel cells to catalysts to tissue engineering.

Key Faculty



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