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Robert Santoro

Professor Emeritus


  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

232 Research Building East


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Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, PSIEE Organizational Structure Review Committee, July 2011 - December 2011
  • Member, Engineering Selection Panel for the Faculty Scholar Medal, October 2010 - December 2010
  • , Decision Review Board, Penn State-Chevron Strategic Alliance for Coal Conversion Technologies, August 2007 - April 2009
  • , Search Committee for Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, May 2007 - September 2007
  • Host2004 - 2005
  • HostCenter for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) for Minority Engineering and Science Students, June 2005 - August 2005
  • HostMarch 2005 - August 2005
  • HostSROP, 2004
  • HostJanuary 2001 - December 2002

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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