Separations and Transport

Research in separations and transport encompasses a wide range of specializations including:

  • fluid dynamics
  • nanomaterial transport and assembly
  • multiphase transport
  • interfacial transport
  • microfluidics
  • membrane separations
  • diffusion
  • supercritical fluids

These areas play an important role in materials processing and manufacture of advanced pharmaceutical products. They also provide a deepened understanding of drug delivery techniques and swimming organisms. We are using experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to make major advances in this field.

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