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Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical engineering faculty:

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Wayne Curtis

Bioprocess Design and Optimization

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Esther Gomez

Mechanobiology; Structural Characterization of Biological Materials

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Costas Maranas

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology; Systems Engineering

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Patrick Mather

Polymeric Shape Memory, Self-Healing, and Drug Delivery

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Hee Jeung Oh

Polymer Membranes for Environment, Energy, and Health

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Tonya Peeples

Biotechnology of Extremophiles, Specialty Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals

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Howard Salis

Synthetic Biology, Genetic and Metabolic Engineering; DNA Design

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Ayusman Sen

Active Autonomous Systems; Systems Chemistry; Mechanobiology

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Amir Sheikhi

Micro- and Nanoengineering Soft Materials for Medicine and Environment

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Rui Shi

Sustainability Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts

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Thomas Wood

Synthetic Biology; Toxin/Antitoxin Systems; Biofilms; and Cell Signaling

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Andrew Zydney

Membrane Separation Systems for Bioprocessing and Medical Devices



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