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Faculty Research Specializations

The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering’s talented faculty members are working to improve the world we live in. Our researchers are pioneering new discoveries that aim to expand the supply of earth’s vital natural resources, improve human health, and better the environment.

The department’s primary laboratory facilities are located on the University Park campus within the Greenberg Complex, Thomas Building, Materials Research Institute, Steidle Building, and additional neighboring locations.

We invite you to learn more about our accomplished faculty members and explore their innovative research programs.

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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 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574