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(4) Selected Research Projects

  • May 2014—April 2019, "CAREER: "Nature's Mix & Match: Designing Omniphobic Surfaces with Multi-functional Characteristics"," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

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  • October 2012—June 2017, "Turbulent Drag Reduction on Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • April 2013—April 2015, "Novel Slippery Coatings for Extreme Energy-Savings Applications," (Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)).
  • September 2013—August 2014, "Gift Fund," (Sponsor: PPG Industries Foundation).


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

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519