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(3) Selected Research Projects

  • August 2006—July 2009, "A Methodology To Design Multiphase, Graded Composites To Safeguard Against Impact," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • June 2003—August 2003, "ASEE Summer Fellow," (Sponsor: ASEE, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
  • June 1998—May 2002, "Designing Quiet Structures Using Optimally Tuned Absorbers," (Sponsor: NSF).


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