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Gary Neal

Director of Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Projects
Assistant Teaching Professor


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

323 Leonhard Building


Interest Areas:

Capstone design education, design methodology, project management, personnel management, hybrid electric vehicle design, underwater weapons systems, drivetrain technology.




  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1998


Conference Proceedings

  • Gary Neal, 2014, "MK 48 torpedo fiber optic connectivity", Submarine Technical Symposium

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:




Established in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Larson Transportation Institute’s Bus Research and Testing Center tests buses for safety, structural integrity, durability, performance, maintainability, noise, emissions, energy economy, and fuel economy. Based primarily in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Center also has a facility located at the Larson Transportation Institute Test Track in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  

Bus Research and Testing Center

2237 Plank Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

Phone: 814-695-3404

Fax: 814-695-4069