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Faculty Research Projects

The following descriptions provide examples of the types of projects that will be offered, covering the full range of research areas of the faculty participants. Lists of relevant publications can be found by following the links to the individual faculty homepages.

Although the research projects are listed under individual faculty, many of these activities are highly collaborative and involve both academic and industrial colleagues. The REU students will all be integral members of active research groups and will thus have opportunities to interact with faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and industrial colleagues (in addition to other undergraduates) during their summer research experiences.

Faculty Research Links

Faculty Research Links

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.

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