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Gary Neal

Director of Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Projects
Assistant Teaching Professor


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

323 Leonhard Building


Interest Areas:

Capstone design education, design methodology, project management, personnel management, hybrid electric vehicle design, underwater weapons systems, drivetrain technology.




  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1998


Conference Proceedings

  • Gary Neal, 2014, "MK 48 torpedo fiber optic connectivity", Submarine Technical Symposium

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 1,000 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are 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.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519