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Matthew Rau

Assistant Professor


  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:

Energy and Environment, Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Heat and mass transport in turbulent multiphase flows, flow boiling enhancement, bubble dynamics, particle dynamics, aggregation and breakup of particulate matter, experimental technique development.





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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