The Chemical Engineering Research Symposium at Penn State is an annual event organized by the ChE GSA in which graduate students, typically in their fourth year, showcase their research to the department. Faculty, students, and staff have the opportunity to learn and engage in a discussion about the unique directions in which the research in chemical engineering at Penn State is heading. Industry representatives, from companies such as Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, and Exxon Mobil, also attend the symposium, allowing presenters and other attendees to network with potential employers.
Departmental awards are also presented at the research symposium. Past winners are listed below:
Best Symposium Presentation
2017 – Matthew Grisewood (Costas Maranas Group)
2016 – Saratram Gopalakrishnan (Costas Maranas Group)
2015 – Yuexiao Shen (Kumar Group)
2014 – Amin Espah Borujeni (Salis Group)
2013 – Venkat Ravi (Rioux Group)
Best Candidacy Exam
2017 – Woochul Song (Kumar Group)
2016 – Jie Zha (Zhang Group)
2015 – Allan Brooks (Bishop Group)
2014 – Saratram Gopalakrishnam (Costas Maranas Group)
2013 – Chiam Yu Ng (Costas Maranas Group) and Yuxing Zhou (Milner Group)
Best Teaching Assistant
The abstract books from previous research symposia are linked below. This book gives a good snapshot into the exciting research happening in our department.