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Michael Tonks

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Office: 233 Reber Building


Phone: 814-863-1323

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



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