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(3) Selected Research Projects

  • August 2013—July 2016, "Collaborative Research: NSF/DOE Advanced Combustion Engines: Radiation Heat Transfer and Turbulent Fluctuations in IC Engines - Toward Predictive Models to Enable High Efficiency," (Sponsor: NSF and DOE).
  • January 2011—June 2015, "Volvo Efficient Vehicle," (Sponsor: DOE (via Volvo Group)).
  • April 2014—March 2015, "Computational Chemistry Acceleration Strategies for CFD," (Sponsor: Exxon Mobil).


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.

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