Alumni

See the alumni list here.

Faculty

Herschel C. Pangborn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Herschel Pangborn joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State in January 2020. His research focuses on the dynamic modeling, design, and control of energy systems. Before earning his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State in 2013 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois in 2015. During the second half of 2019, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Illinois. In 2020, he was an Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellow. Dr. Pangborn is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the University of Illinois MechSE Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and the ASME Energy Systems Technical Committee Best Paper Award. 

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Ph.D. Students

The PAC Lab is often seeking graduate students to join our team. Successful candidates should be self-motivated, curious, hard-working, and have a record of academic achievement. Please see the "join" page for more information about how to apply.

Seho Park
Degree in Progress: 
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 
Research Topic: 
Power and Thermal Management of Electrified Vehicles
 sehopark (at) psu (dot) edu
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Jacob Siefert
Degree in Progress: 
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 
Research Topic: 
Verification and Validation of Aircraft Electro-Thermal Systems
 jas7031 (at) psu (dot) edu
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Andrew Thompson
Degree in Progress: 
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 
Research Topic: 
Optimal Control of Hypersonic Vehicles (co-advised with Puneet Singla)
aft5212 (at) psu (dot) edu
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M.S. Students

The PAC Lab is often seeking graduate students to join our team. Successful candidates should be self-motivated, curious, hard-working, and have a record of academic achievement. Please see the "join" page for more information about how to apply.

Andrew Iezzi
Degree in Progress: 
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 
Research Topic: 
Aircraft Energy Systems
 aji5112 (at) psu (dot) edu
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Jason Lord
Degree in Progress: 
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 
Expected Graduation Date: 
May 2023 
Research Topic: 
Autonomous Systems Using Biomolecular Neuromorphic Devices (co-advised with Joseph Najem)
 jkl5691 (at) psu (dot) edu
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Undergraduate Students

The PAC Lab is often seeking undergraduate students to join our team, including but not limited to Schreyer Honors Scholars interested in completing their honors thesis on a topic relevant to our research areas. Please see the "join" page for more information about how to apply.

Carly Dunford
Degree in Progress: 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 
Expected Graduation Date: 
May 2023
Research Topic: 
Hybrid Aircraft Testbed
cnd5216 (at) psu (dot) edu
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Jonah Glunt
Degree in Progress: 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 
Expected Graduation Date: 
May 2022
Research Topic: 
Thermal Management Testbed Instrumentation
 jjg57 (at) psu (dot) edu
Madison O'Hara
Degree in Progress: 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 
Expected Graduation Date: 
May 2023
Research Topic: 
Simulation of Electro-Thermal Systems
mqo5051 (at) psu (dot) edu
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