Fall 2018
Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination, wastewater recycling and home use, according to a team of Penn State and Dow Chemical Company chemical engineers.

Another great year for Penn State 
Chemical Engineering  

Phil Savage, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, outlines what has been a year of growth, accomplishment, and recognition for the department so far in 2018. >>
Penn State leading innovation in nascent field of artificial water channels

The Department of Chemical Engineering's cutting-edge work in the nascent field of artificial water channels was the subject of a recent Faraday Discussions conference held by the Royal Society of Chemistry and a breakthrough paper in the journal Nature Communications >>
Chemical engineering professor named associate dean for equity and inclusion

In the inaugural position, Peeples serves as the College's chief equity and inclusion officer, focusing on inclusive excellence among all students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty.  >> 
Fantastic plastics: Research collaboration could reshape injection molding

The goal of injection molding is to get polymers to orient themselves and crystallize in a specific fashion. >>

Alumni workshop gathers people, ideas for chemical engineering's future

A group of approximately 60 Penn State chemical engineering alumni, current and emeritus faculty, along with both graduate and undergraduate students, gathered at the HUB Robeson Center September 23 and 24 for the Penn State Chemical Engineering Alumni Workshop. >>
Research symposium showcases graduate student achievements

The 2018 Penn State Chemical Engineering McWhirter Graduate Research Symposium was held Friday, September 14, at the Nittany Lion Inn. >>
REU-focused graduate student paper wins ASEE award

A group of Penn State faculty and graduate student authors was awarded the 2018 Best Student Paper Award from the Graduate Studies Division (GSD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) at the GSD's business meeting June 26.  >> 
Rapid charging of electric vehicles aided by $1 million from DoE

This advancement could prove crucial for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.  >> 

  • Gawel named 2018 Early Career Alumni Recognition Award recipient >>
  • McWhirter among Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award >>
  • Chemical engineering alumnus receives multiple prestigious honors >>


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