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(13) Selected Research Projects

  • September 2006—September 2011, "Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Army, Aviation Applied Technology).
  • January 2006—December 2009, "Naval Rotorcraft Technologies for Enchance Safety, Survivability and Performance," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • September 2004—August 2009, "Unmanned Air Vehicles (grad student funding)," (Sponsor: Applied Research Lab, Penn State University).
  • July 2008—May 2009, "Cognitive Robotics," (Sponsor: U.S Army).
  • September 2006—August 2008, "Software Engineering Education," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center).
  • August 2005—July 2008, "Navy Counter-IED Basic Research Program," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • September 2006—December 2007, "Blast Barrier Evaluation," (Sponsor: Applied Research Associates, Inc.).
  • May 2004—December 2007, "Institute for Computational Science," (Sponsor: College of Engr, Smeal College, College of Agricultural Sciences, ITS, Eberly College of Science, Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences, MRI, PSU Institute for the Environment, School of Information and College of Liberal Arts).
  • May 2003—February 2007, "Computational Aeroacoustic Analysis of Wind Turbine Noise," (Sponsor: National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
  • September 2004—October 2006, "Quiet Helicopter Simulations," (Sponsor: DARPA (joint with Georgia Tech and NAU)).
  • January 2001—May 2006, "Rotorcraft Center of Excellence," (Sponsor: Army / NASA (National Rotorcraft Technology Center) - Plus 1.2 Million in Cost Share from PSU Central, College of Engr., Aerospace Engr., Mechanical & Nuclear Engr. & College of Earth and Mineral Sciences).
  • January 2001—May 2006, "Semi-Autonomous Hand-Launched Rotor-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV)," (Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center).
  • September 2000—August 2005, "NSF IGERT Center: Center for Education in Many-Body Applications (CEMBA)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Plus 1.5 Million in Cost Share from Penn State University).


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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