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MONTY ALGER

DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF NATURAL GAS RESEARCH

Institute of Natural Gas Research

Chemical Engineering

Office: 101 HOSLER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0269

Process design and development, technology commercialization, process improvement.

 
 
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Harry Allcock

EVAN PUGH PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY

Eberly College of Science

Chemical Engineering

Office: 0104 CHEMISTRY BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3527

 
 
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ANTONIOS ARMAOU

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8C Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5316

Personal or Departmental Website

Nonlinear process dynamics analysis and control, computational modeling of multiscale systems, process analysis design and control of spatially distributed processes with application to microelectronics manufacturing and biology.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ALI BORHAN

PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8A Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7847

Personal or Departmental Website

Fluid dynamics and hydrodynamic stability of multi-phase systems, interfacial transport phenomena, complex fluids.

 
 
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Ralph Colby

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 0112 RESEARCH UNIT A

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3457

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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WAYNE CURTIS

PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 45 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4805

Personal or Departmental Website

Chemical production and protein expression from plant tissue cultures, bioreactor design for non-traditional fermentation, plant genetic engineering

Publications  

 
 
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KRISTEN FICHTHORN

Merrell Fenske Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics

Chemical Engineering

Office: 37 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4807

Personal or Departmental Website

Statistical mechanics, Atomic-scale simulation, Surface science, Colloid science.

 
 
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ESTHER GOMEZ

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 44 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4732

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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ENRIQUE GOMEZ

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 404 Steidle Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-3428

Personal or Departmental Website

Polymers, organic electronics, organic solar cells, electron microscopy of soft materials.

 
 
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Michael Hickner

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 405 Steidle

Email:

Phone: 814-867-1847

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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MECHTELD HILLSLEY

INSTRUCTOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8F Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9356

 
 
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MICHAEL JANIK

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF THE BRENNAN CLEAN ENERGY EARLY CAREER PROFESSORSHIP

Chemical Engineering

Office: 51 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9366

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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SEONG KIM

PROFESSOR of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: N323 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4809

Personal or Departmental Website

Surface science, nano-materials, nano-tribology, glass, biomass, catalysis.

 
 
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MANISH KUMAR

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 43 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7519

Personal or Departmental Website

Membranes, Biomimetic membranes, membrane proteins, desalination, self assembly electron microscopy

Publications  

 
 
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BRUCE LOGAN

KAPPE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; EVAN PUGH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 231Q SACKETT BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7908

Personal or Departmental Website

Interests: Bioenergy production using exoelectrogenic microorganisms; renewable energy production using waste heat and salinity gradient energy; environmental and chemical transport processes; bioremediation; and biological wastewater treatment

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Angela Lueking

Associate Professor Energy and Mineral Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 0120 Hosler Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6256

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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JANNA MARANAS

PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 48 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6228

Personal or Departmental Website

Molecular simulation, neutron scattering, polymer physics, glasses and the glass transition.

Publications  

 
 
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COSTAS MARANAS

DONALD B. BROUGHTON PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 126 Land and Water Research Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9958

Personal or Departmental Website

Reconstruction analysis and redesign of metabolic networks - computational protein enzyme and antibody design - synthetic biology and metabolic engineering - optimization theory and algorithms

Publications  

 
 
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THEMISTOKLIS MATSOUKAS

PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8H Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2002

Personal or Departmental Website

Colloids, Aerosols, Plasma processing, Population balances.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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DAWN MCFADDEN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8E Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6229

 
 
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SCOTT MILNER

William H. Joyce Chair Professor

Chemical Engineering

Office: 38 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9355

Personal or Departmental Website

Polymer and complex fluids physics, applied physics of commercial polymer processes.

 
 
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Joan Marie Redwing

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Office: N210 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8665

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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ROBERT RIOUX

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 207 3058 Research Drive

Email:

Phone: 814-867-2503

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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HOWARD SALIS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 109 Tyson Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1931

Personal or Departmental Website

Assistant professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering; Synthetic Biology & Metabolic Engineering; integrated computational-experimental development of biophysical models; automated design and engineering of cellular sensors, genetic circuits, metabolic pathways, and genomes.

 
 
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PHIL SAVAGE

DEPARTMENT HEAD

Chemical Engineering

Office: 119B Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-5876

Chemical reaction kinetics, algae biofuel, catalysis, sustainability, supercritical fluids.

 
 
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Chunshan Song

Director of Energy Institute

Chemical Engineering

Office: C211 Coal Utilization Lab

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4466

 
 
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ADRIANUS VAN DUIN

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 240 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6277

Molecular dynamics simulations on reactive and non-reactive systems; applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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STEPHANIE BUTLER VELEGOL

Senior Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

Office: 40 Greenburg

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4907

Personal or Departmental Website

Interests: Sustainably water treatment using Moringa oleifera seeds, active learning and flipped classrooms

 
 
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DARRELL VELEGOL

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 8G Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8739

Personal or Departmental Website

Decision making, game theory, conflict, power, colloidal forces, electrokinetic flows, colloidal motors, particle charge nonuniformity.

Publications  

 
 
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DONGHAI WANG

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 134 MRL Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1287

Personal or Departmental Website

Design & synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials, high surface-area nanoporous materials, carbon nanostructures, nanocomposites. Processing/structure/properties/performance relationships in energy conversion & storage for batteries and fuel cells.

Publications  

 
 
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CHAO-YANG WANG

PROFESSOR AND DIEFENDERFER CHAIR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 162 Materials Research Laboratory

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4762

Personal or Departmental Website

Multiphase transport, batteries, and fuel cells.

Publications  

 
 
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THOMAS WOOD

Biotechnology Endowed Chair and Professor

Chemical Engineering

Office: 42 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4811

Personal or Departmental Website

Metabolic engineering, biofilm formation, toxin/antitoxins.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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XUEYI ZHANG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 49 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-9746

Personal or Departmental Website

catalysis, separation, porous materials, molecular sieves

 
 
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ANDREW ZYDNEY

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Chemical Engineering

Office: 41 Greenberg Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7113

Personal or Departmental Website

Development of membrane separation systems for bioprocessing and medical devices.

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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

119 Greenberg Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2574