Interdisciplinary Units

The vast resources available at Penn State means there are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Our faculty collaborate with colleagues across the University through cross-discipline research centers and institutes. Mechanical and Nuclear engineering faculty are affiliated with all of the research units listed below.

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Graduate Progmras
Labs and Centers


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