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Justin Schwartz

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost


  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

101 Hammond Building


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On August 15, Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering, began serving as the interim executive vice president and provost for Penn State.

Justin Schwartz is the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering and a professor of engineering science and materials science and engineering. Before joining Penn State in 2017, Schwartz was Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor and head of the department of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University. Schwartz’s research interests include superconducting, magnetic and multiferroic materials and the systems they enable.




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