• HomePic01To learn more about the new faculty that will be joining the department click on the link below.

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  • HomePic02Stephen Lynch, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded a three-year grant through the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). The ONR YIP supports the professional development of outstanding early-career faculty in research and teaching.

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  • HomePic03From left to right James Brasseur, Gary Settles, and Domenic Santavicca will retire this year.

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  • HomePic04Luis Ocampo Giraldo, a third year doctoral candidate in nuclear engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Council of College Multicultural Leadership Way Paver Student Award. In addition, he received a 2015 GEM PhD Fellowship. Ocampo is working on his doctoral research under his advisor Kenan Ünlü, professor of nuclear engineering. His research focuses on the design, testing, and implementation of novel radiation detectors for nuclear security and safeguards.
  • HomePic05Dr. Danielle Zurovcik (’04 M E) is the inaugural recipient of the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Alumni Society (PSMES) 2015 Outstanding Early Career Engineering Award, which recognizes a high achieving mechanical engineering alumnus who is within 10 years of a terminal degree.

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  • HomePic06The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of five faculty members with one member also receiving tenure. These faculty demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service.
    Top Row: Hosam Fathy, Igor Jovanovic, Pan Michaleris. Bottom Row: Zoubeida Ounaies, Adri van Duin.

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Proposed student-centered space in Reber Building designed to foster teamwork

Proposed student-centered space in Reber Building designed to foster teamwork

May 21, 2015

Karen Thole, department head, mechanical and nuclear engineering, envisions a space in Reber Building for engineering students to get together to work on projects, access technology for homework, or collaborate on research. The 7,500 square foot E-Knowledge Commons, as the new space will be named, will be designed around the idea of peer-to-peer learning. Read more...