Students working in Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab
 

Design & Manufacturing

We are advancing the design process and developing new manufacturing methods to produce better products.

Our design faculty and students apply ergonomic and biomechanical principles to the design of many products. These principles take into account the varying shapes and sizes of the human body. Our manufacturing faculty and students are working closely with counterparts from across campus to implement precision and additive manufacturing for the production of cheaper, faster, and more accurate components.

Labs, Centers, and Groups

Center for Innovative Materials Process through Direct Digital Deposition Lab
Center for Innovative Materials Process through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D)

Tim Simpson

Control Optimization Lab
Control Optimization Lab

Hosam Fathy

Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab
Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab

Zoubeida Ounaies

Engineering Design and Optimization Group
Engineering Design and Optimization Group

Mary Frecker, Tim Simpson

Machine Dynamics Research Group
Machine Dynamics Research Lab

Eric Marsh

OPEN Design Lab
OPEN Design Lab

Matthew Parkinson

Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering
Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering

Tak Sing Wong

 
Control Optimization Lab Video
Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab Video
CIMP-3D Video
 

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