About the Department
Penn State’s 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. We combine the principles of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics to solve some of today’s most pressing societal issues in human health, environmental sustainability, and energy.
We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and aim to continually produce students with the capacity to emerge as the next generation of leaders in industry, research, academia, and beyond.