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Department Led Research Centers

Select faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are at the helm of University-wide research centers, uniting disciplines and researchers, innovating technology in emerging areas and inspiring change in their respective fields.

Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center

Battery and Energy Storage Technology Lab
Chris Rahn, Chao-Yang Wang, Donghai Wang

Center for Biodevices
Mary Frecker

Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education and Outreach Reacting Flow Dynamics Lab
Jacqueline O’Connor

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Zoubeida Ounaies








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Graduate Progmras
Labs and Centers


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