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Jessica Menold

Associate Professor


  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering
  • The Learning Factory

417B Engineering Design and Innovation Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Design




  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017


Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CMMI Panel Fellow, National Science Foundation, March 2021 - March 2023
  • President's Award for Engagement with Students, The Pennsylvania State University, March 2021
  • Hartz Family Career Professorship, The Pennsylvania State University, November 2021


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, January 2019

Service to External Organizations:




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

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519