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Charles Bakis

Distinguished Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: ROOM 1 Research Building West


Phone: 814-865-3178

Director of Composites Laboratory. Research activities center on the design, manufacturing, test, and analysis of fiber and nano-reinforced polymeric composite materials and structures.



The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523