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Academic Areas

Chemical Engineering

If you’re seeking an opportunity to work collaboratively with experts from diverse backgrounds at both Penn State and around the world—The Department of Chemical Engineering is a great place for you!

Our research is positioned to tackle some of today’s most pressing societal challenges in order to shape the future. Our researchers work to:

  • Expand the supply of food, energy, and clean water to meet the needs of a growing and developing global population
  • Improve people’s health by working toward new and better medical treatments
  • Develop new materials and pathways to chemical products that are more affordable, sustainable, and environmentally beneficial
  • Enable the use of renewable, sustainable energy for transportation
  • Protect and improve the environment for generations to come

Our graduate students are trained to be independent researchers with the ability to spearhead new discoveries. Our students enjoy ultramodern research facilities including the 275,600 square-foot Millennium Science Complex; home of the Materials Characterization Lab and The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. Graduate students have full access to these facilities, and others, along with the use of today’s most cutting-edge research equipment.

Join us, and launch your research career at Penn State.

Application Information

Contact Information:

Penn State Chemical Engineering

158 Fenske Laboratory

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Chemical Engineering (graduate minor)

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

One-year, non-thesis option

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

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