Diffusion and Reaction Engineering with Advanced Materials Lab

The Diffusion and Reaction Engineering with Advanced Materials Lab aims to solve energy problems, such as energy conversion, energy storage, and energy conservation, by understanding and manipulating fundamental principles underneath physical and chemical processes, in which purposely designed advanced materials play a central role.

Current research focuses in the lab include:

  • Microporus/nanoporous membranes for natural gas purification
  • Low-temperature synthesis of liquid fuels of porous catalysts
  • Porous materials for selective gas/liquid adsorption


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