Department of

Chemical Engineering

Designing molecular technology for the 21st century with biology and chemistry

Chemical Engineering at Penn State

The Department of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University has a proud tradition of scholarship and teaching that began with Professor Merrell Fenske, the first Head of our Department and a pioneer in the technology of distillation.

Under the guidance of succeeding department heads, we continue to remain highly diversified in each of the major sub-disciplines of chemical engineering. Our current strengths are in biomolecular, computational and nanoscale engineering.

2014 Chemical Engineering
Research Symposium Winners

2014 Chemical Engineering Research Symposium Winners.

Four chemical engineering graduate students received awards at the department's Annual Research Symposium held on Sept. 16th at Celebration Hall in State College.

Amin Espah Borujeni, David Caldwell, Saratram Gopalakrishnan and Thinh Le eached recieved certifciates and $500 for the best paper award, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, the best candidacy exam, and the Best Presentation Award, respectively.

2014 Penn State Homecoming

Penn State Homecoming is the week of September 20th - September 27th. For a schedule of events please refer to the following websites.

Chemical engineering alumnus
Dr. Raj Shah is conferred with his
third ASTM Award of Excellence

Photo of Chemical Engineering Alumnus Dr. Raj Shah, recipient of the Association for Testing and Materials Award of Excellence.

Chemical engineering alumnus Dr. Raj Shah (PhD 1995), director at Koehler instrument Company, was recently conferred with an ASTM Award of Excellence for the third time in his career.

Contact Information

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • 158 Fenske Laboratory
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University Park, PA 16802-4400