Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute

In 1999, the College of Engineering formed what is now called the Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute (E3I) to highlight environmental research and educational activities in the College.

Engineers work on many different environmental topics including water purification, thermoacoustics using benign gases for cooling, analysis of indoor environments to provide safe living spaces, the development and application of remote sensing platforms for studying the environment, and others outlined on this website.

The E3I now also focuses on energy research and education as well, with notable research work in biofuels production, solar, and wind energy research.



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