• HomePic01Rising senior Joseph Sinclair has a busy schedule as a student majoring in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and engineering sciences. In addition to a rigorous course schedule, he also finds time to run Solid Dynamics, LLC, a rapid prototyping service that utilizes the latest techniques in additive manufacturing to design and produce quality products.

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  • HomePic02Matthew Krott, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This three-year grant supports Krott’s research on vibration reduction in rotorcraft. Of more than 2,000 fellowships granted in 2014, Krott is one of only 93 recipients performing mechanical engineering research.

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  • HomePic03Following its 2013 first-place finish, Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Team (AVT) won third overall and claimed a number of top honors at the EcoCAR 2 Year Three Competition.

    The three-year contest challenged 15 teams to re-engineer a vehicle to increase fuel efficiency and decrease harmful emissions while maintaining performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

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  • HomePic04A team of Penn State students took first place at the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition May 5 to 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Featuring more than 150 students from 10 universities across the country, the event was held in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER conference.

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  • HomePic05Ryan Patrick, a recent mechanical engineering graduate and the 2014 THON executive director, recently joined some elite company, receiving a prestigious national award dubbed the "Nobel Prize of public service." Patrick was awarded the GlobeChanger Award for a volunteer under 25 who has completed notable global or national service during the 42nd annual Jefferson Awards Foundation ceremony earlier in June, in Washington, D.C.

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  • HomePic06Professors Ivanov (standing, second left) and Avramova (standing, left) give an invited presentation at an Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy in Sofia, Bulgaria. The presentation topic was the AP1000 in cooperation with Westinghouse, given to representatives from industry, universities, the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, the U.S. Dept of Energy, the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and NPP Kozloduy.
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Expansion of MNE Department

Expansion of MNE Department

August 06, 2014

The MNE Department is currently home to 50 faculty, 270 graduate students, and 1000 undergraduate students. Over the next two years, the Department will expand the faculty by 25%. Read more...


Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Vivek Raja Raj Mohan

August 22 @ 10:00 AM in C213 Coal Utilization Lab

 

Classes start

August 25 in University Park

 

ME Seminar Series

Dr. Karen Thole - Penn State University

September 2 @ 4:00 PM in 135 Reber

 

ME Seminar Series

Dr. Sumanta Acharya

September 9 @ 4:00 PM in 135 Reber