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Welcome to the electronic office of Richard Ciocci, PhD, PE.

Hello. My name is Rick Ciocci. Welcome to my Penn State web page. I am an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg.  You can explore the BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program at

You can learn a little me about me from the accompanying Bio page.

Research Interests

My primary research areas are listed here.  You can read more on the Research page.

  • Advanced manufacturing and design

         Lead-free solder in electronics manufacturing

         Design for the environment

         Sustainable engineering

         Material flow analysis



The Publications page includes a reverse chronological list of my work published in journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and magazines.


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On the Courses page you can find a list of the courses I teach at Penn State and their catalog descriptions.

These links are provided for your viewing pleasure.  To learn more about them and why they are here see the Links page.

Fall 2008 semester

In the Fall 2008 I am teaching:

         CAP 160S

         ENNEC 541

         ENVE 430

Office hours

F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TR 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM



Photo Gallery

Professional affiliations

Attached are photographs I thought visitors might like to see.

I am a member of two engineering professional organizations.  They are:

         American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

         American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Penn State Harrisburg has a student chapter of ASME.


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This site was last updated 08/21/08