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(5) Selected Research Projects

  • June 2015—May 2017, "Development of Novel Methodologies for Cyber Security at Research Reactors," (Sponsor: DOE-NEUP).
  • January 2014—December 2016, "New Core-Moderator Assembly and Neutron Beam Ports Development and Installation at the Radiation Science and Engineering Center," (Sponsor: DOE-NEUP).
  • February 2011—March 2016, "Fabrication, Irradiation, and Disposal Phases of In-Core Longevity Testing of Piezoelectric Transducers," (Sponsor: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory).
  • September 2011—June 2015, "Nuclear Security Education Program at Penn State University (Equipment)," (Sponsor: DOE-NNSA).
  • June 2010—February 2015, "Nuclear Security Education Program at Pennsylvania State University (Personnel)," (Sponsor: DOE-NNSA).


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