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Gary Neal

Engineering Technologist

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

323 Leonhard Building

gln103@psu.edu

814-863-5468

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

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

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Gary Neal, 2014, "MK 48 torpedo fiber optic connectivity", Submarine Technical Symposium

Research Projects

  • July 2015 - June 2016, "Hybrid Vehicle Design and Education," (Sponsor: COP: Department of Environmental Protection).
  • October 2011 - September 2016, "Penn State GATE Center of Excellence: In-Vehicle, High-Power Energy Storage Technologies," (Sponsor: National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE)).
  • September 2013 - January 2015, "ATT Synchronization Clock Electronics," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).
  •   - May 2014, "Surface Ship Torpedo Defense," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command - PMS415).
  •   - May 2014, "MK48 Fiber Optic Guidance Wire Communication System," (Sponsor: Royal Australian Navy).
  •   - May 2014, "ATT Synchronization Clock Electronics," (Sponsor: Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Keyport Division).
  •   - May 2014, "DURIP: Enhanced Undersea Weapons Hardware-in-the-Loop Laboratory," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • July 2012 - December 2013, "Enhanced Undersea Weapons Hardware-in-the-Loop Laboratory," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Navy).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award, National Science Foundation, June 2012
  • Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award, National Science Foundation, June 2008

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Administrative Support Work, Learning Factory Tours, January 2017 - December 2017
  • Administrative Support Work, Coordinator, ME 440/441 Capstone Design Caucus, MNE, January 2017 - December 2017
  • Participation in Development/Fundraising Activities, Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team / EcoCAR, January 2017 - December 2017
  • Participation in Development/Fundraising Activities, Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team / EcoCAR, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Administrative Support Work, Coordinator, ME 440/441 Capstone Design Caucus, MNE, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Administrative Support Work, Learning Factory Tours, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, ME340 Course Revision Task Force, January 2015 - January 2015
  • Administrative Support Work, Learning Factory Tours, January 2015 - December 2015
  • Committee Work, Coordinator, Director of Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Projects and Courses, January 2015 - December 2016
  • Committee Work, Participant, Lunar Lion Internal Deep Dive Mission Design Review, August 2014 - November 2014
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, ME340 Course Revision Task Force, June 2014 - December 2014
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering Summer Program Task Force, June 2014 - December 2014
  • Administrative Support Work, Coordinator, Rally Point Coordinator, ARL Science Park Emergency Evacuation Team, January 2014 - May 2014
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Shell Eco-marathon, January 2014 - December 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team / EcoCAR, January 2014 - December 2017
  • Administrative Support Work, Advanced Vehicle Team facility tour and program discussion, January 2014 - December 2014
  • Administrative Support Work, Learning Factory Tours, June 2014 - December 2014
  • Administrative Support Work, Tour and program discussion, November 2014
  • Administrative Support Work, Security clearance reference, September 2015
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, Instructor Candidate Interview, February 2015
  • Participation in Development/Fundraising Activities, Alumni and Sponsor meet and greet, September 2014
  • Participation in Development/Fundraising Activities, Delphi site visit and discussions, June 2014
  • Administrative Support Work, Security clearance reference, September 2014
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Advisor, Coordinated Recruiting Event, General Motors, 2016
  • Committee Work, Attendee, Member of IPAC committee meeting, IPAC, March 2016
  • Other, Advisor, Advisor, Penn State University, April 2017
  • Other, Advisor, Advisor, Penn State University, June 2017
  • Other, Advisor, Advisor, Penn State University, October 2017

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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