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Gary Neal

Director of Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Projects


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

323 Leonhard Building


Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

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




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


Conference Proceedings

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

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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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