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Justin Schwartz

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost


  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

101 Hammond Building


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On August 15, Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering, began serving as the interim executive vice president and provost for Penn State.

Justin Schwartz is the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering and a professor of engineering science and materials science and engineering. Before joining Penn State in 2017, Schwartz was Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor and head of the department of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University. Schwartz’s research interests include superconducting, magnetic and multiferroic materials and the systems they enable.




With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 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

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University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519