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Materials Engineering

Chemical engineering faculty:

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Harry Allcock

Biomedical Polymers; Inorganic Polymers

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Bert Chandler

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Energy Transport and Storage, Nanomaterials

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Ralph Colby

Polymer Physics and Rheology

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Kristen Fichthorn

Multiscale Simulation of Fluid-Solid Interfaces

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Enrique Gomez

Chemistry, Structure, and Macroscopic Properties of Soft Materials

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Esther Gomez

Mechanobiology; Structural Characterization of Biological Materials

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Seong Kim

Surface Science, Tribology, Glass, and Natural Materials

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Patrick Mather

Polymeric Shape Memory, Self-Healing, and Drug Delivery

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Themis Matsoukas

Colloids, Aerosols, Plasma Processing, and Population Balances

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Scott Milner

Soft Matter Material Properties from Simulation and Theory

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Hee Jeung Oh

Polymer Membranes for Environment, Energy, and Health

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Christian Pester

Shining Light on Soft Materials, Smart and Adaptive Surfaces

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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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Bryan Vogt

Additive Manufacturing; Energy Storage

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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