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John Lamancusa

Professor Emeritus


  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1978
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1980
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, 1982


Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • , EWB Implementation Trip, May 2012 - January 2013
  • , EWB Assessment Trip, December 2011 - January 2011
  • Faculty Advisor, Engineers without Borders, January 2010 - December 2010
  • , RA-10 Academic Misconduct Investigatory Committee, October 2007 - March 2008
  • , Engineers Without Borders - Faculty Advisor, January 2013 - January 2007
  • , Engineers Without Borders, January 2010 - January 1995
  • Representative, Faculty Leadership Council of Engineers Without Borders, January 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • Advisor, Engineers without Borders, August 2009



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519