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Lucas Passmore

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

210 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


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  • BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
  • Ph D, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Instructor at Penn State, College Magazine, January 2016


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributor, ESC Spring Mixer, February 2016
  • Contributor, ESC New Student Orientation, August 2016
  • Committee Member, Department Head Assistant Interviews, January 2015 - January 2015
  • Contributor, EAC advisor search meeting, February 2015 - April 2015
  • Contributor, Fall Recruitment Event, September 2015 - September 2015
  • Contributor, Sping Mixer, E SC department, January 2015 - January 2015
  • Member, ABET Committee, July 2014
  • Member, ABET Portfolio Review, July 2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum, June 2014
  • Member, Solid Mechanics, June 2014
  • Chairperson, Undergraduate Guide/Handbook, July 2014
  • Chairperson, Service Course Delivery, July 2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Recruitment, July 2014
  • Advisor, Students of Shield Club Advisor, Students of Shield, November 2014
  • Advisor, SES Advisor, SES, July 2014
  • Coordinator, Summer Mechanics Workshop Facilitator, Commonwealth Campuses, Engineering Mechanics Workshop, July 2014
  • Faculty, High School Student Visitor Representative, July 2014
  • Committee Member, Academic Integrity Committee Member/Chair, College of Engineering, Academic Integrity Committee, October 2014

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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