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Wallace Catanach



  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design

213W Hammond Building


Research Areas:

Engineering Design

Interest Areas:

Expertise: Mechanical engineering, machine design, fatigue, robotics, 3D CAD, Solidworks, Analysis, FEA (Finite Element Analysis), Vibration, Heat transfer, Patents, creative, Six Sigma, material handling, design for reliability.




  • ME, ME, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • MBA, Management, George Washington University


Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Instructor, Instructor, Engineering, Safety Committee, January 2016 - December 2016

Service to External Organizations:




The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952