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Challenge Accepted: Penn State chosen by Department of Energy to help modernize the nation’s power grid

1/23/2019

In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States’ power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Leung to innovate undergrad labs, enrich student experience

1/17/2019

Siu Ling "Pansy" Leung has joined the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering as the director of undergraduate laboratories and assistant teaching professor of mechanical engineering.

Toward a culture of equity and inclusion

1/16/2019

University leadership, community continue to reach toward diversity goals outlined in strategic plan

Toward a culture of equity and inclusion

1/16/2019

University leadership, community continue to reach toward diversity goals outlined in strategic plan

Mechanical engineering professor to advance additive manufacturing materials research

1/15/2019

A uniquely trained engineer, with degrees in chemical, aerospace, materials science, and mechanical engineering and significant industry experience, Amrita Basak said, “I always knew I wanted to develop state-of-the-art technologies, but I never really limited myself to what kind of technology it would be.”

NSF CAREER Award to shed light on graduate student experiences

1/10/2019

Emboldened by a new National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, Catherine Berdanier, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, seeks to understand the unique experiences and obstacles that engineering doctoral students face.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded

12/14/2018

Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s (AMD) program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded

12/14/2018

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Scholar alumna using data to help people take control of their health

12/6/2018

Wearable technology can measure the steps we take in a day, monitor our heart rate or glucose levels, even track our sleep. It’s part of a trend Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumna Leslie Oley sees that includes people taking more active, data-driven roles in their own health.

Scholar alumna using data to help people take control of their health

12/6/2018

Wearable technology can measure the steps we take in a day, monitor our heart rate or glucose levels, even track our sleep. It’s part of a trend Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumna Leslie Oley sees that includes people taking more active, data-driven roles in their own health.

Learning Together

12/4/2018

Mechanical engineering and elementary school collaboration benefits all.

Learning Together

12/4/2018

Mechanical engineering and elementary school collaboration benefits all

Engineering Ambassadors grows nationally in partnership with ASME

11/28/2018

Engineering Ambassadors, a homegrown initiative out of Penn State mechanical engineering, has now expanded nationwide. Helmed by director Lori Miraldi, the program was created to inspire more students, especially women, to pursue engineering.

Engineering Ambassadors grows nationally in partnership with ASME

11/28/2018

Engineering Ambassadors, a homegrown initiative out of Penn State mechanical engineering, has now expanded nationwide. Helmed by director Lori Miraldi, the program was created to inspire more students, especially women, to pursue engineering.

Mechanical engineering professor to advance additive manufacturing materials research

11/27/2018

A uniquely trained engineer, with degrees in chemical, aerospace, materials science, and mechanical engineering and significant industry experience, Amrita Basak said, “I always knew I wanted to develop state-of-the-art technologies, but I never really limited myself to what kind of technology it would be.”

NSF CAREER Award to shed light on graduate student experiences

11/27/2018

Emboldened by a new National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, Catherine Berdanier, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, seeks to understand the unique experiences and obstacles that engineering doctoral students face.

Independent department on horizon for Mechanical Engineering

11/14/2018

On Nov. 13, Nicolas P. Jones, Penn State executive vice president and provost, on the advisement of the Faculty Senate Council, approved the separation of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering into two independent departments.

Independent department on horizon for Mechanical Engineering

11/14/2018

On Nov. 13, Nicolas P. Jones, Penn State executive vice president and provost, on the advisement of the Faculty Senate Council, approved the separation of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering into two independent departments.

Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough

11/14/2018

Three-dimensional polymer on lithium metal battery anodes could double battery life, increase charge rate and safety.

Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough

11/14/2018

Three-dimensional polymer on lithium metal battery anodes could double battery life, increase charge rate and safety.

Nuclear Engineering to become independent department

11/14/2018

On July 1, 2019, the academic unit will become the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering.

New graduate certificate in additive manufacturing offered at Penn State

11/12/2018

Prompted by the incredible industry demand for trained experts in additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacturing, Penn State is offering a new graduate certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) through Penn State World Campus.

New graduate certificate in additive manufacturing offered at Penn State

11/12/2018

Prompted by the incredible industry demand for trained experts in additive manufacturing and design for additive manufacturing, Penn State is offering a new graduate certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) through Penn State World Campus.

Trailblazers: Penn State mechanical engineers to forge new frontier in nanoelectronics

11/1/2018

The appetite for faster, smaller, and more powerful technology has spurred incredible innovations - but it also created an overwhelming demand on the way electronic devices handle the heat they generate.

Trailblazers: Penn State mechanical engineers to forge new frontier in nanoelectronics

11/1/2018

The appetite for faster, smaller, and more powerful technology has spurred incredible innovations - but it also created an overwhelming demand on the way electronic devices handle the heat they generate.

Voith awards $25,000 in scholarships to students in Penn State’s Women in Engineering program

10/24/2018

The hydroelectric company aims to support students entering engineering professions.

Voith awards $25,000 in scholarships to students in Penn State’s Women in Engineering program

10/24/2018

The hydroelectric company aims to support students entering engineering professions.

Mechanical engineering student, football player to ‘seize his opportunity’

10/9/2018

Like his fellow ME undergraduates, Christopher Welde spends his day attending classes. But when he arrives at the practice fields in the early afternoon, his work is just beginning.

Mechanical engineering student, football player to ‘seize his opportunity’

10/9/2018

Like his fellow ME undergraduates, Christopher Welde spends his day attending classes. But when he arrives at the practice fields in the early afternoon, his work is just beginning.

Kraft recognized with Outstanding Teaching Award

10/8/2018

Reuben Kraft, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and co-hire with the Penn State Institute of CyberScience, is being recognized with the 2018 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Teaching Award.

Kraft recognized with Outstanding Teaching Award

10/8/2018

Reuben Kraft, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and co-hire with the Penn State Institute of CyberScience, is being recognized with the 2018 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Teaching Award.

Diverse perspectives strengthen mechanical engineering program

10/2/2018

In mechanical engineering (ME) at Penn State, we are committed to solving problems related our health, happiness and safety, and along the way, often changing the way we think about the world. Diversity and inclusion are critical to reach our goals, because different perspectives bring new, innovative solutions. To celebrate this core value, we will be highlighting a variety of voices within mechanical engineering and celebrating our faculty, staff, and students leading the charge.

Diverse perspectives strengthen mechanical engineering program

10/2/2018

In mechanical engineering (ME) at Penn State, we are committed to solving problems related our health, happiness and safety, and along the way, often changing the way we think about the world. Diversity and inclusion are critical to reach our goals, because different perspectives bring new, innovative solutions. To celebrate this core value, we will be highlighting a variety of voices within mechanical engineering and celebrating our faculty, staff, and students leading the charge.

Wong to receive New Innovator award at IEEE NANOMED 2018

10/2/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, will receive the New Innovator award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) International Conference.

Wong to receive New Innovator award at IEEE NANOMED 2018

10/2/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, will receive the New Innovator award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) International Conference.

Brown named Brennan professor to innovate nuclear tech

9/27/2018

The professorship, made possible by the generous support of John and Jean Brennan, supports an outstanding faculty member whose research is focused on clean energy that will help eliminate the world's dependence on fossil fuels.

Micro credentialing workshops introduced in mechanical engineering

9/27/2018

Micro-credentialing, which are targeted, intensive seminars designed to educate students on a specific topic, provide an additional avenue for mechanical engineering students to distinguish themselves.

Micro credentialing workshops introduced in mechanical engineering

9/27/2018

Micro-credentialing, which are targeted, intensive seminars designed to educate students on a specific topic, provide an additional avenue for mechanical engineering students to distinguish themselves.

Choi named Kuo Early Career Professor

9/26/2018

As a researcher, Choi strives to improve the reliability of novel electronic device technologies using a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Choi named Kuo Early Career Professor

9/26/2018

As a researcher, Choi strives to improve the reliability of novel electronic device technologies using a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Additive Manufacturing program awards first degree

9/25/2018

Introduced in 2017, the AMD program offers a one-year master of science in additive manufacturing and design (MSAMD) and master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design (MEngAMD), educating students and working engineers to become technically outstanding experts in additive manufacturing and design, both in residence at Penn State University Park or online via Penn State World Campus.

Additive Manufacturing program awards first degree

9/25/2018

Introduced in 2017, the AMD program offers a one-year master of science in additive manufacturing and design (MSAMD) and master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design (MEngAMD), educating students and working engineers to become technically outstanding experts in additive manufacturing and design, both in residence at Penn State University Park or online via Penn State World Campus.

ASME honors ME faculty with top international awards

9/24/2018

Professors awarded prestigious Ballal Early Career, Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career, N.O. Myklestad, Thar Energy, Design Automation, and Robert E. Abbot Awards.

ASME honors ME faculty with top international awards

9/24/2018

Professors awarded prestigious Ballal Early Career, Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career, N.O. Myklestad, Thar Energy, Design Automation, and Robert E. Abbot Awards.

Professor named outstanding educator in experimental mechanics

9/24/2018

The Society for Experimental Mechanics has named Martin W. Trethewey, professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, the 2019 M.M. Frocht Award for "outstanding achievement as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics".

Professor named outstanding educator in experimental mechanics

9/24/2018

The Society for Experimental Mechanics has named Martin W. Trethewey, professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, the 2019 M.M. Frocht Award for "outstanding achievement as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics".

ASME Thar Energy Award winner Chris Rahn encourages engineers to 'save the world'

9/19/2018

Chris Rahn, associate dean for innovation and the J. 'Lee' Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, has been named the Thar Energy award recipient for 2018.

ASME Thar Energy Award winner Chris Rahn encourages engineers to 'save the world'

9/19/2018

Chris Rahn, associate dean for innovation and the J. 'Lee' Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, has been named the Thar Energy award recipient for 2018.

Mechanical engineering alumnus, KCF Technologies helps to power innovation

9/18/2018

A high-growth Penn State startup, KCF Technologies deploys mostly wireless vibration monitoring into factories to reduce unexpected equipment failures, reduce process and energy waste, and dramatically improve the safety of the operating conditions. The company serves a variety of industries including pulp/paper, automotive, power plants, and even museums like the Smithsonian.

Mechanical engineering alumnus, KCF Technologies helps to power innovation

9/18/2018

A high-growth Penn State startup, KCF Technologies deploys mostly wireless vibration monitoring into factories to reduce unexpected equipment failures, reduce process and energy waste, and dramatically improve the safety of the operating conditions. The company serves a variety of industries including pulp/paper, automotive, power plants, and even museums like the Smithsonian.

Wong honored with ASME's 2018 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award

9/18/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Penn State, who is involved in pioneering work exploring synergies between biology and materials science, is the recipient of an award from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Wong honored with ASME's 2018 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award

9/18/2018

Tak-Sing Wong, an assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Penn State, who is involved in pioneering work exploring synergies between biology and materials science, is the recipient of an award from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Mechanical engineering professor to improve electronics by thinking thermal first

9/13/2018

A new assistant professor in mechanical engineering, Brian Foley, found his way to the field through electrical engineering.

Mechanical engineering professor to improve electronics by thinking thermal first

9/13/2018

A new assistant professor in mechanical engineering, Brian Foley, found his way to the field through electrical engineering.

Engineering to benefit humanity: Student looks to developing nations

9/10/2018

Birgitt Boschitsch has earned many titles – mechanical engineer, Penn State doctoral student, bourgeoning entrepreneur. But no matter how she’s using her talents, she always remembers why she pursued engineering.

Engineering to benefit humanity: Student looks to developing nations

9/10/2018

Birgitt Boschitsch has earned many titles – mechanical engineer, Penn State doctoral student, bourgeoning entrepreneur. But no matter how she’s using her talents, she always remembers why she pursued engineering.

Manogharan named outstanding researcher in additive manufacturing

9/5/2018

The FAME Jr. Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding young researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication early in their career by the International Solid Freeform Symposium, the longest running global conference on the topic.

Manogharan named outstanding researcher in additive manufacturing

9/5/2018

The FAME Jr. Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding young researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication early in their career by the International Solid Freeform Symposium, the longest running global conference on the topic.

Van Duin awarded DoE funding to continue critical energy research

9/5/2018

As multi-university initiatives, EFRC funding creates partnerships between researchers, national laboratories, and non-profits to accelerate the critical research needed for advanced energy capabilities.

Van Duin awarded DoE funding to continue critical energy research

9/5/2018

As multi-university initiatives, EFRC funding creates partnerships between researchers, national laboratories, and non-profits to accelerate the critical research needed for advanced energy capabilities.

Simpson receives two engineering design awards at international conference

9/4/2018

Simpson, the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, received the Design Automation Award and the Robert E. Abbot Award at the event, held Aug. 26-29 in Quebec City, Canada.

Simpson receives two engineering design awards at international conference

9/4/2018

Simpson, the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, received the Design Automation Award and the Robert E. Abbot Award at the event, held Aug. 26-29 in Quebec City, Canada.

Professor recognized by ASME for innovative vibration engineering

8/29/2018

Chris Rahn, associate dean for innovation and the J. 'Lee' Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the 2018 N.O. Myklestad Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Professor recognized by ASME for innovative vibration engineering

8/29/2018

Chris Rahn, associate dean for innovation and the J. 'Lee' Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the 2018 N.O. Myklestad Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Voith sponsors $25,000 Women in Engineering scholarship

8/29/2018

In a targeted effort for a broader representation of women in engineering professions, Voith Hydro Inc., whose U.S. headquarters are located in York, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring $25,000 in annual scholarships, which will be awarded to mechanical engineering students enrolled in Penn State College of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program.

Voith sponsors $25,000 Women in Engineering scholarship

8/29/2018

In a targeted effort for a broader representation of women in engineering professions, Voith Hydro Inc., whose U.S. headquarters are located in York, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring $25,000 in annual scholarships, which will be awarded to mechanical engineering students enrolled in Penn State College of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program.

A Device to Harvest Energy from Low-frequency Vibrations

8/28/2018

A team of researchers from Penn State’s Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah has developed a wearable energy harvesting device that could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.

A Device to Harvest Energy from Low-frequency Vibrations

8/28/2018

A team of researchers from Penn State’s Materials Research Institute and the University of Utah has developed a wearable energy harvesting device that could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.

Reverse, self-healing filter opens the door for endless novel applications

8/24/2018

A self-healing membrane that also acts as a reverse filter can block small particles and let large ones through is possible, according to Penn State mechanical engineers who say it is "straight out of science fiction."

Reverse, self-healing filter opens the door for endless novel applications

8/24/2018

A self-healing membrane that also acts as a reverse filter can block small particles and let large ones through is possible, according to Penn State mechanical engineers who say it is "straight out of science fiction."

Mechanical engineering faculty studies flying insects to create better drones

8/21/2018

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Robust Intelligence Program will support research to study biological flyers to create vision-guided perching in drones.

Mechanical engineering faculty studies flying insects to create better drones

8/21/2018

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Robust Intelligence Program will support research to study biological flyers to create vision-guided perching in drones.

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