The new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building will be located on the site of the existing Fenske Laboratory. Construction will begin in fall 2016 and run through January 2019. The six-level building will feature state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory spaces designed to foster collaboration, both within the two departments and with neighboring colleges and institutes.
Facilitating Collaboration:
Dean's Message
"The impact of the new facilities will reach far beyond the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering departments because these two disciplines underpin, intersect with, and catalyze work in many other areas of engineering, science, technology, and medicine. With the goal of collaboration engrained into the design, the new building will stimulate connections that can lead to advances in cutting-edge technologies, and that will support the strategic research goals of the College of Engineering as well as the broader Penn State enterprise."
 
- Amr S. Elnashai
The Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering 

The Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building is currently the largest project in Penn State's capital budget. Total building costs are projected at $150 million, $10 million of which must be raised by the College of Engineering. 

We ask that our dedicated alumni, friends, and corporate partners consider supporting the new building project  through a gift to name a classroom, laboratory, or collaboration space, or by making a one-time gift through our online giving system .


The New Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building at Penn State
Designed to meet the needs of students and faculty for decades to come, the new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building at Penn State will open in 2019.

The six-level, 194,500-square-foot building will feature state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory spaces designed to foster collaboration, both within and across the two departments, as well as with neighboring colleges and institutes. 

The building will reflect Penn State's deep commitment to excellence in engineering education and research--conveying to future students, faculty, and researchers that Penn State is a committed partner for their work and study, and a place to bring their thirst for knowledge, ideas and innovations, and their passion for teaching and learning engineering.

Top News and Highlights
Chemical engineering and biomedical engineering to share new home at Penn State
The new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building is expected to open in 2019. The facility will be hallmarked by its transparency, adaptability, and abundant opportunities for cross-operation.
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Renovations planned for chemical engineering swing space
Partial renovations are planned for Thomas and Greenberg buildings to create  instructional, research, and office swing space during the construction of a new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building.
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Featured Donors
Dow funds and names Knowledge Commons in new engineering facility
Dow has committed $500,000 to develop and name the Dow Chemical Knowledge Commons within the new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building at Penn State.
Gift from engineering alumnus to support student organization space
Ken and Cindy Graziani have committed their support to name the chemical engineering student organization space, which will house the Penn State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honors society.
Building Location and Information
T he new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building will feature a number of innovative attributes and will set the pace for significant growth in both departments. 
 
The building will be constructed on the current location of Fenske Laboratory, located near the intersection of Shortlidge and Curtin roads.

Department of Chemical Engineering | 158 Fenske Laboratory | University Park, PA 16802
Department of Biomedical Engineering I 205 Hallowell Building I University Park, PA 16802
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