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Thomas Litzinger

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

Engineering Dean's Office

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 201 Hammond Building


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.



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