ESM Research Areas

Engineering Science and Mechanics Research

Research conducted within the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is highly interdisciplinary and covers a wide array of cutting-edge scientific and technological areas that aim to tackle some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing the world today.

Our faculty and graduate students collaborate with a diverse group of researchers from across the University, as well as national and international universities, governmental agencies, and industry.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning faculty, students are actively engaged in innovative research that will shape the future of society.

Research Areas

Research Publications

View a list of various research publications by ESM faculty and students.



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