School of Engineering

Penn State Behrend Engineering Technology Programs Earn Reaccreditation

The engineering technology programs at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have been reaccredited by the Engineering Technology Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

U.S. News Ranks Engineering Program Among 50 Best

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation. The college appeared at No. 45 on the list, which was released Tuesday.

Other Penn State Behrend programs were not eligible to appear in the rankings. U.S. News evaluates colleges and universities based in part on their academic accreditations; within the Penn State system, most programs are accredited university-wide, with no distinction between campuses.

Liyong Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office Location: 
Burke 222
(814) 898 6798


Zhifeng Xiao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Office Location: 
Burke 157
(814) 898 6252


Shraddha Sangelkar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: 
Building 3, 107
(814) 898 6935


Fasenmyer Conference Outstanding Capstone Sponsor

2013 Outstanding Capstone Sponsor:  Dresser RandDresser-Rand representatives

The Outstanding Capstone Design Project Sponsor award, presented at the annual Richard J. Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference, was established to recognize companies and organizations that have demonstrated an exemplary and long-term commitment to the capstone design program.

Fasenmyer Engineering Design Conference 2013 - John Twerdok

John TwerdokKeynote Speaker:

John Twerdok
Sr. Business Line Executive
Digital Simulation Products

April 17: ”Conversation with a CEO” with John T. Gremp of FMC Technologies, Inc.

Behrend Section: 
School of Engineering

John GrempJohn T. Gremp of FMC Technologies, Inc. will be the featured speaker for a School of Engineering Spring 2013 Speaker Series Event on Wednesday, April, 17, 1:00–2:00 p.m.  in the Black Conference Center, 180 Burke Center.

Lucy Lenhardt

Plastics Lab Research Assistant
Office Location: 
Burke 128
(814) 898 6146

Chetan Nikhare, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: 
Burke 246
(814) 898 7588