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Sustainability: Energy and Environment

Chemical engineering faculty:

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Kostas Alexopoulos

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Multiscale Modeling

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Bert Chandler

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Energy Conversion and Storage, Nanoscale Systems

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Ezra Clark

Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis and Sustainable Chemical Synthesis

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Wayne Curtis

Bioprocess Design and Optimization

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Enrique Gomez

Chemistry, Structure, and Macroscopic Properties of Soft Materials

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Michael Janik

Atomistic Modeling of Catalysis for Energy and Environment

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Bruce Logan

Renewable Energy and Bioelectrochemical Technologies

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Gina Noh

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Kinetics

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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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Sarma Pisupati

Coal Science and Technology

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Robert Rioux

Chemical Catalysts and Nanoscale Systems

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Phillip Savage

Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reaction Engineering for Sustainability

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Amir Sheikhi

Micro- and Nanoengineering Soft Materials for Medicine and Environment

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Rui Shi

Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Design, Systems Analysis, Energy Systems

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Ezgi Toraman

Alternative Energy Resources, Biomass and Plastic Waste Pyrolysis

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Bryan Vogt

Additive Manufacturing, Energy Storage

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Chao-Yang Wang

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

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Donghai Wang

Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technology



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

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574