Students working in Electroactive Materials Characterization Lab
 

Design and 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 (CIMP-3D)

Center for Innovative Materials Process through Direct Digital Deposition Lab
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 Lab

Machine Dynamics Research Group
Eric Marsh

OPEN Design Lab

OPEN Design Lab
Matthew Parkinson

Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering Lab

Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering La
Guha Manogharan

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

With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit nuce.psu.edu for more information.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519