Office of Engineering Research Administration

Leadership

George Lesieutre

George Lesieutre

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
102 Hammond Building
gal4@psu.edu | 814-863-0103

Christopher Rahn

Christopher Rahn

Associate Dean for Innovation
102 Hammond Building
cdr10@psu.edu | 814-865-6237

Youyou Cheng

Youyou Cheng

Director, Grants and Contracts
112 Hammond Building
yuc33@psu.edu | 814-865-6185

What We Do

The Office of Engineering Research Administration (OERA) serves the research administration needs of faculty and graduate students in the College of Engineering. We are responsible for direct support and assistance to faculty in proposal development, preparation and processing; grant and contract administration; and coordination of activities with University and sponsor offices.

Turn to our office for:

  • Identifying award opportunities
  • Preparing proposals
  • Creating budgets and reviewing documents for compliance
  • Understanding and complying with University guidelines and policies
  • Reviewing and submitting proposals to sponsors on behalf of Penn State
  • Preparing funding reports
  • Assisting with grant and contract administration