Composites Manufacturing Technology Center

The Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC) serves as the focal point of inter-departmental research and education in advanced structural composites at the University Park Campus in the College of Engineering. Housed in a 15,000 sq. ft. laboratory are modern facilities for fabrication, characterization, and performance evaluation of laboratory-scale and full-scale composite structures.

Approximately 10 to 15 faculty work with students on composites-related research projects in the CMTC Laboratory. In addition, graduate laboratory classes on polymer composites, experimental stress analysis, and related characterization methods are taught in the laboratory.

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The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569