New leadership for the Larson Transportation Institute

Eric Donnell has been named the director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

Tak-Sing Wong recognized for work in bioinspired synthetic materials

Wong will receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Nanotechnology Council 2016 Early Career Award.

Engineering faculty receive promotions in academic rank

Fifteen engineering faculty have received academic promotions, effective July 1.


Jun 2-5

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Details at Reunion Weekend.

Jun 3

Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Board Meeting

9 a.m., Nittany Lion Inn

Contact: Emily Gallagher,

Jun 8-10

Center for e-Design Strategic Planning Workshop

Nittany Lion Inn (registration required)

Details at


Message from the Dean

What are the indispensable features of a world-class college of engineering?

Vibrant educational programs that exhibit breadth, depth, technical diversity, innovative research, and products that directly impact the quality of life of global citizens, and a responsive community of intellectuals that is focused on serving the technical profession and society.

Penn State Engineering exhibits all of the above.

Our faculty and staff are amongst the best in the nation, and the world. Their deep commitment to educating the world-class engineer is unwavering, and their contributions to addressing today's grand challenges are acclaimed.

With a firm grounding in fundamentals, Penn State Engineering embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective. With 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and computer science, and with over 30 research centers and laboratories, we are one of the nation's leading academies of learning, discovery, and application. Our work is intertwined with industry, both at our doorstep in Pennsylvania and further afield, thus affording our students unparalleled training and employment opportunities.

On behalf of the Penn State Engineering family, it is my immense honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website, and I hope to welcome you to our College in the near future.

Amr S. Elnashai, FREng
The Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

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