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John Gershenson

Director of Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Areas:

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Interest Areas:

Humanitarian Engineering, Social Entrepreneurship, International Development, Design for Developing Communities, Appropriate Design, Design Justice, Co-Design

 
 

 

Education

  • AB, Physics, Cornell University, 1989
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1991
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1995

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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