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Mechteld Hillsley

Assistant Teaching Professor


  • Chemical Engineering

8F Thomas Building


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  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytech and State University, 1988
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Penn State University, 1990
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, Penn State University, 1994


Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, New Building Committee, June 2015 - September 2016
  • Chairperson, March 2016 - September 2016
  • Committee Member, 480 Course Committee, 2008
  • Coordinator, Department ABET Coordinator, May 2015

Service to External Organizations:




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