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Francesco Costanzo


Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: W315 Millennium Science Complex


Phone: 814-863-2030

Continuum thermodynamics; Mechanics of thin films; Time-dependent fracture and damage mechanics of composites; Micromechanics and homogenization of inelastic composites; Computational mechanics; Thermodynamics of interfaces; Large deformations.



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