male student working in chemical engineering lab

Past REU events

2017 reu student group photo

2017 REU student participants along with faculty advisor Esther Gomez.

esther and student discussing summer research at the REU symposium

REU and RET participants had the opportunity to present brief overviews of their summer research at the The Huck Life Sciences Building Bridge during the 2016 Symposium.

REU symposium, full group

More than 135 students from multiple REU and RET programs participated in the Symposium.

reu che group

Chemical Engineering REU participants

Contact Information

Esther Gomez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
REU Program Coordinator

Manish Kumar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
REU Program Coordinator



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

119 Greenberg Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574