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MICHAEL ALLEY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Leonhard Center

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-0251

Personal or Departmental Website

Scientific writing and presentations.

 
 
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JOEL ANSTROM

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Larson Transportation Institute

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 205 TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-8904

Hybrid and hydrogen vehicle system integration and development including system design, modeling, and testing.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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MARIA AVRAMOVA

Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering - North Carolina State

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 231 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0043

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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MICHAEL BARRINGER

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 145 CATO PARK ENGINEERING BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4326

 
 
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ASHOK BELEGUNDU

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 330 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2115

Personal or Departmental Website

Design Optimization, Nonlinear and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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REBECCA BENSON

Administrative Support Assistant

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 157 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1673

 
 
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REID BERDANIER

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 147 CATO PARK ENGINEERING BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3972

 
 
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CATHERINE BERDANIER

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 206 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0040

 
 
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SUSAN BOHNA

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Development and Alumni Relations

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 101 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7378

 
 
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J Eric BOYER

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 137 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2264

 
 
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JAMES BRASSEUR

EMERITUS PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 205 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3159

fluid mechanics, turbulence, atmospheric boundary layer, wind turbines, wind energy, gastro-intestinal physiology, biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, HPC, large-eddy simulation, turbulence modeling, scientific visualization, image analysis

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JACK BRENIZER

EMERITUS PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 138 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6384

Neutron radiography, Neutron activation analysis, Radiation interactions, Radiation detection.

Publications  

 
 
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SEAN BRENNAN

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 157E HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2430

Personal or Departmental Website

Ground vehicle dynamics and automation, mechatronics and embedded systems, data representations for map-based localization and robot guidance.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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NICHOLAS R. BROWN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 229 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4863

Personal or Departmental Website

Nuclear reactor analysis and design; nuclear reactor safety; sustainable nuclear fuel cycles; advanced reactors; advanced nuclear fuel and cladding materials; process heat applications of nuclear energy.

 
 
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JEREMIAH BUNCH

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 210 CATO PARK ENGINEERING BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-5017

 
 
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GARY CATCHEN

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 115 BREAZEALE NUCLEAR REAC

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2011

 
 
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MICHAEL CAVANAUGH

FACILITIES REPRESENTATIVE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 132 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3159

 
 
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KELLY CAVISTON

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 132C Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2510

 
 
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LIMING CHANG

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 322 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6852

Tribology, lubricants/lubrication, modeling of contact/lubrication problems.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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BO CHENG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 338B REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-5963

Personal or Departmental Website

Principles of animal locomotion; biologically inspired robotics; experimental fluid dynamics; control.

 
 
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FAN-BILL CHEUNG

GEORGE L. GUILLET PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 304 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4261

Personal or Departmental Website

Multiphase heat transfer, Thermal processing of materials, Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and safety.

Publications  

 
 
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SUKWON CHOI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 306 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4355

Personal or Departmental Website

Micro/nanoscale thermal characterization; Multi-physics analysis of microelectronics and MEMS; Wide bandgap/ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor devices; Thermal management of microelectronics; Semiconductor device reliability

 
 
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JOHN M. CIMBALA

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 234 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2739

Personal or Departmental Website

Fluid dynamics, flow visualization, wind tunnels, neutron radiography, turbulence, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), turbulence modeling, turbomachinery, air pollution, stratified tanks, indoor air quality, heat pipes, instrumentation, hydroturbines.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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TERRENCE CONNELL

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 138 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6274

 
 
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JULIE COONS

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 127 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1345

 
 
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DANIEL CORTES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 329 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3103

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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EDWARD DE METER

PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 217 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7291

Personal or Departmental Website

Mechanical restraint analysis, fixture design and analysis, mechanical assembly system design and analysis.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JING DU

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 316B LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1043

Personal or Departmental Website

Solid mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Bio-inspired design, Medical devices, Electronic devices.

 
 
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ROBERT EDWARDS

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 0228 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0037

 
 
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HOSAM FATHY

BRYANT EARLY CAREER ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 157D HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4442

Personal or Departmental Website

Optimal control; model reduction; system identification and identifiability; electrochemical battery modeling, identification, and control; hybrid electric vehicle design and control optimization; smart grid demand response; data center energy management; networked hardware-in-the-loop simulation; vehicle dynamics and safety.

Publications  

 
 
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MARK FEDKIN

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 219 ACADEMIC PROJECT BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-795

Surface chemistry, electrochemistry.

 
 
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DAWN FISHER

STAFF ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 301B REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6605

 
 
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MAREK FLASKA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 227 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4754

 
 
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MARY FRECKER

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 326 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1617

Personal or Departmental Website

Optimal design, compliant mechanisms, smart structures, medical device design

Publications  

 
 
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SHANHAI GE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 117

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4762

 
 
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LIANG HAO

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 301C REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6605

Modeling of advanced Li-ion battery and polymer electrolyte fuel cell, CFD,Fluent, Matlab, C&C++

 
 
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M. Amanul HAQUE

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 317A LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4248

Personal or Departmental Website

Mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of ultra thin films; Insitu transmisision electron microscopy; MEMS; Nano-scale materials behavior.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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DANIEL HAWORTH

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 140 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6269

Personal or Departmental Website

Numerical modeling of chemically reacting turbulent flows. Computational fluid dynamics. Reciprocating-piston internal combustion engines.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ROBERT HEINSOHN

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Chris Hennessey

Communications Strategist

Communications Department

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201B Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0058

 
 
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PHILIP IRWIN

MACHINIST

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 25 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5561

 
 
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KOSTADIN IVANOV

Visiting/Adjunct

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 206 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0040

Personal or Departmental Website

Instruction and research in computational methods of reactor statics and dynamics, coupled 3-D kinetics/thermal hydraulics simulations, core design and fuel management

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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KATHRYN JABLOKOW

Associate Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: ENGR GREAT VALLEY GRAD CNTR

Email:

Phone: 610-648-3372

 
 
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Rhett Jefferies

Associate Professor

Applied Research Laboratory

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 3120B G THOMAS WATER TUNL

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3056

Unsteady fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, advanced optical diagnostics for fluid flow, distributed electric propulsion

 
 
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AMANDA JOHNSEN

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 101 BREAZEALE NUCLEAR REACTOR BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6351

 
 
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DAVID JOHNSON

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 144 CATO PARK ENGINEERING BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-0909

 
 
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BRENT JOHNSTON

Research Technologist

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 23 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3172

 
 
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IGOR JOVANOVIC

Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering - University of Michigan

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 228 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4329

Personal or Departmental Website

Nuclear science, radiation detection lasers, optics

Publications  

 
 
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SEUNGJIN KIM

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 230 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-1783

Personal or Departmental Website

Two-phase flow, Thermal-hydraulics, Reactor Safety, Interfacial area transport, Two-phase flow instrumentation

Publications  

 
 
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EDWARD KLEVANS

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 336B REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4785

 
 
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ALLAN KNISELY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201C REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8267

 
 
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GARY KOOPMANN

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

Research Projects  

 
 
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REUBEN KRAFT

SHUMAN EARLY CAREER PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 320 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4570

Personal or Departmental Website

Computational solid mechanics, finite element analysis, numerical modeling, blast physics, high performance computing

Publications  

 
 
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JULS R. KRALIK

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 137B REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-0663

 
 
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SANDRA KROUT

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5947

 
 
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ANIL KULKARNI

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 205 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7073

Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, materials processing

Publications  

 
 
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ROBERT KUNZ

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 301C Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2144

Computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, turbomachinery, nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and thermal management analysis

 
 
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KENNETH KUO

Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

 
 
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JOHN LAMANCUSA

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

 
 
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YONGJUN LENG

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 338 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6605

Personal or Departmental Website

Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, fuel cells, Li-ion batteries

 
 
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ANGELA LESKO

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 140A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5628

 
 
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SAMUEL LEVINE

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 323 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1653

 
 
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SCOTT LEWIS

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 9320L APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORY BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0962

 
 
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MATTHEW LINDENBERG

SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201D REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6232

 
 
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THOMAS LITZINGER

Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation and Director of Leonhard Center

Leonhard Center

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-4015

Engineering education: active and collaborative learning, assessment, curricular reform; Chemical aspects of combustion related to SI and Diesel engines, gas turbines, and solid and liquid propellants.

 
 
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BRUCE LOGAN

KAPPE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING; EVAN PUGH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 231Q SACKETT BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7908

Personal or Departmental Website

Interests: Bioenergy production using exoelectrogenic microorganisms; renewable energy production using waste heat and salinity gradient energy; environmental and chemical transport processes; bioremediation; and biological wastewater treatment

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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LYLE LONG

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 229C HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1172

Personal or Departmental Website

Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Neural Networks, Robotics, Parallel Computing, and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Director, Graduate Minor in Computational Science.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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GANG LUO

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 338 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6605

Fuel Cell Modeling, Computation Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer

 
 
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STEPHEN LYNCH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 331 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4768

Personal or Departmental Website

Convective heat transfer and turbulent boundary layers, gas turbine heat transfer and aerodynamics, advanced experimental diagnostics

Publications  

 
 
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GUHA MANOGHARAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 232 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7273

Additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, biomedical applications of additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, CNC machining and post-processing of additive manufacturing.

 
 
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ERIC MARSH

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 236B REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5242

Personal or Departmental Website

Precision machine design, precision manufacturing, diamond turning, grinding.

Publications  

 
 
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ANNE MARTIN

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 338C Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4114

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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NICHOLAS MEISEL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213J HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3163

 
 
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SCARLETT MILLER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213P HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4143

Personal or Departmental Website

Dr. Miller's research has three main thrusts: ergonomic product design, design cognition and human-computer interaction.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ERIC MOCKENSTURM

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 157C HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-0736

Continuous/distributed system dynamics, stability, continuum mechanics, nonlinear vibrations, multi-scale modeling, nano-mechanics.

Publications  

 
 
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MICHAEL MODEST

Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Email:

 
 
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JASON MOORE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 318 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1749

Minimally invasive medical instruments: robotic needle steering, tissue cutting mechanics, tribological effect between tissue and medical instruments, diagnostic needle biopsy, brachytherapy radiation cancer treatment, and laparoscopic instruments.

Publications  

 
 
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ARTHUR MOTTA

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 138 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0036

Personal or Departmental Website

Mechanisms of materials degradation when exposed to the nuclear reactor environment, including radiation damage, microstructural evolution, corrosion and hydriding for better prediction of materials behavior and development of new materials.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JASON NACHMAN

Administrative Support Assistant

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 127 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1345

 
 
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GARY NEAL

INSTRUCTOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 314A LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5468

Capstone design education, design methodology, project management, personnel management, hybrid electric vehicle design, underwater weapons systems, drivetrain technology.

 
 
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JEREMY NEAL

PROJECT MANAGER

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 146 CATO PARK ENGINEERING BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5909

 
 
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MARY NEWBY

Administrative Support Assistant

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 139 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6272

 
 
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RUI NI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 326 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5821

Personal or Departmental Website

Lagrangian Particle Tracking, Transport of Fluid (Petroleum and Natural Gas) in Complex Environment, Turbulent Thermal Convection, Fiber Flow, Thermal Energy Management

 
 
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JACQUELINE O'CONNOR

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 111 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1502

Personal or Departmental Website

The Reacting Flow Dynamics Laboratory focuses on issues of reacting flows for energy and propulsion applications. High-speed laser diagnostics and other state-of-the-art experimental techniques are used in research areas like combustion & hydrodynamics.

Publications  

 
 
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ZOUBEIDA OUNAIES

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 157B HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4443

Personal or Departmental Website

Development of unique combinations of mechanical-electrical-chemical coupling in polymers and polymer nanocomposites.

Publications  

 
 
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MATTHEW PARKINSON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND LEARNING FACTORY INTERIM DIRECTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

The Learning Factory

Office: 213K HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9079

Personal or Departmental Website

Rigorous methods for the design of artifacts for use by people. This includes areas such as: design for human variability, global product development, anthropometry, biomechanics, biomedical design, ergonomics, rehabilitation engineering, motion modeling and prediction, optimization, product platforms, and mechanical design.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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LAURA PAULEY

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 305 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4259

Computational fluid dynamics, boundary layer separation, Large-Eddy Simulation, Direct Numerical Simulation, cavitation inception, Engineering education.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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HORACIO PEREZ-BLANCO

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 204 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7842

Energy, Energy systems, Gas turbines, Heat and mass transfer, Transport, Interfaces, Marangoni, Absorption.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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STEPHEN PIAZZA

PROFESSOR OF KINESIOLOGY AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 29 RECREATION BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3413

 
 
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CHRISTINA POTTER

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 314 B LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6492

 
 
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BRYAN QUAY

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 134 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6287

Scientific imaging and laser diagnostics for combustion, data acquisition, and instrumentation control.

 
 
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CHRISTOPHER RAHN

Associate Dean for Innovation and Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 150A HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6237

Personal or Departmental Website

Dynamic systems modeling, design, analysis, and control with applications to flexible structures, biologically inspired robotics, smart material actuators, sensors, and energy harvesters, and electrochemical energy storage.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ALEXANDER RATTNER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 236A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4387

Personal or Departmental Website

Sustainable thermal-fluid energy systems, waste heat recovery, multiphase flow heat and mass transfer, high performance computing

 
 
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ASOK RAY

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 329 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6377

Personal or Departmental Website

Machine Learning, Instrumentation & Control, Information Theory, Signal Processing, and Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos

Publications  

 
 
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FORREST REMICK

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

 
 
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GORDON ROBINSON

Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 236A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-0044

 
 
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Wayne Royer

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 132 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5702

Administrative Assistant II - Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

 
 
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DOMENIC SANTAVICCA

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 132 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1863

Combustion, spark ignition, emissions, combustion instabilities, gas turbine engines, and laser diagnostics.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ROBERT SANTORO

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 232 Research Building East

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1285

 
 
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STEVEN SCHIFF

BRUSH CHAIR PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE & MECHANICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: W311 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4210

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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FRANK SCHMIDT

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Email:

 
 
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GARY SETTLES

EMERITUS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 301D REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1504

Fluid dynamics, flow visualization, optical instruments, environmental flows, explosions, homeland security, materials processing.

Publications  

 
 
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TIMOTHY SIMPSON

PAUL MORROW PROFESSOR IN ENGINEERING DESIGN and MANUFACTURING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 209 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7136

Personal or Departmental Website

Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform design

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ALOK SINHA

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 330 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3079

Personal or Departmental Website

Turbine blade vibration, Magnetic bearings, Active vibration control, Sliding mode control, Robust control, Neural network.

Publications  

 
 
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H. J. SOMMER

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 337 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-8997

Personal or Departmental Website

Kinematics, biomechanics, mechatronics, robotics, machine vision, unmanned aircraft.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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STEPHANIE STOCKAR

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 136 Research Building East

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6276

Personal or Departmental Website

Internal combustion engines, advanced powertrain systems, energy systems, model order reduction, optimization and control.

 
 
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GITA TALMAGE

EMERITA PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 306 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3204

Fluid mechanics: energy conversion systems, thin-film lubrication, pneumatics, crystal growth.

Publications  

 
 
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ROBIN TATE

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 207 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6288

 
 
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KAREN THOLE

DEPARTMENT HEAD AND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 136 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2519

Personal or Departmental Website

Convective heat transfer, turbulent boundary layers, high freestream turbulence, gas turbine heat transfer.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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STEFAN THYNELL

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 114 Research Building East

Email:

Phone: 814-863-0977

Radiation, heat transfer, combustion, thermal decomposition and formulation of reaction mechanisms of energetic materials, FT-IR and time-of-flight mass spectroscopy.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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MICHAEL TONKS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 233 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1323

Personal or Departmental Website

Predicting the coevolution of microstructure and properties of materials in harsh environments, mesoscale computational materials science, computational methods

 
 
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MARTIN TRETHEWEY

ARTHUR L. GLENN PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 336 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1961

Dynamics, vibrations, computer-aided design, noise control

Publications  

 
 
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STEPHEN TURNS

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 114 RESEARCH BL EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1989

 
 
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JAMES A. TURSO

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, RADIATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 122 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2820

Personal or Departmental Website

Advanced instrumentation and control development for nuclear systems, parameter/system identification for nuclear systems, process modeling and simulation of nuclear systems

 
 
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KENAN UNLU

DIRECTOR, RADIATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER/PROFESSOR OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 102 BREAZEALE NUCLEAR REACTOR BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6351

Personal or Departmental Website

Development and applications of nuclear methods utilizing neutron beams for the analysis and characterization of condensed matters.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ADRIANUS VAN DUIN

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 240 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6277

Molecular dynamics simulations on reactive and non-reactive systems; applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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PARIS VON LOCKETTE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 338A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2761

Personal or Departmental Website

Origami engineering, magneto-active composites, remotely powered locomotion, semi-active elements for vibration isolation and control multifunctional (multi-field) materials development and devices, mechanics, polymer physics/optics, computational solid mechanics and optimization, Mechanical sciences, Sensors and Controls

Publications  

 
 
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WILLIAM WALTERS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Office: 228 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4329

 
 
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DONGHAI WANG

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 134 MRL Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1287

Personal or Departmental Website

Design & synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials, high surface-area nanoporous materials, carbon nanostructures, nanocomposites. Processing/structure/properties/performance relationships in energy conversion & storage for batteries and fuel cells.

Publications  

 
 
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CHAO-YANG WANG

PROFESSOR AND DIEFENDERFER CHAIR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Office: 162 Materials Research Laboratory

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4762

Personal or Departmental Website

Multiphase transport, batteries, and fuel cells.

Publications  

 
 
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QIAN WANG

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 325 LEONHARD BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8281

Personal or Departmental Website

Robust control, optimization, application to aerospace, mechanical, and computer systems.

Publications  

 
 
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JUSTIN WATSON

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 3330B G. THOMAS WATER TUNNEL

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6754

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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DAVID WILLIAMS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 328 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2181

Personal or Departmental Website

Computational fluid dynamics, external aerodynamics, finite element analysis, high-order methods, and solution-adaptive meshing.

 
 
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CORBY WILLIAMS

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 138 Reber Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6383

 
 
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PAK KIN WONG

PROFESSOR OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 230 HALLOWELL BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5267

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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TAK SING WONG

WORMLEY EARLY CAREER PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: N330 MILLENIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6122

Personal or Departmental Website

Bioinspired engineering, Interfacial engineering, Micro- and Nano-manufacturing.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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DAVID WORMLEY

Emeritus Dean of Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 206 TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3139

Dynamic systems and control with applications to transportation systems, fossil fuel power plants, and fluid power.

 
 
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YUAN XUAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 106 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2165

Computational fluid dynamics, turbulent combustion, soot formation, numerical methods, uncertainty quantification.

Publications  

 
 
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LORI YARGER

RECORDS SPECIALIST

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 139 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1503

 
 
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SAVAS YAVUZKURT

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 327 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3340

Personal or Departmental Website

Combustion, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, turbulent flows modeling and experimentation, gas turbine heat transfer, and hydrodynamics.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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RICHARD YETTER

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 111 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6375

Publications  

 
 
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MATTHEW ZERPHY

OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL MANAGER

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 132A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6381

 
 
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YANCHENG ZHANG

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 222 REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1144

 
 
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GUANGSHENG ZHANG

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 301A REBER BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-0749

Lithium-ion battery safety; In situ diagnosis of lithium-ion battery and fuel cells; Fuel cell water and thermal management.

 
 

About

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