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Lucas Passmore

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

210 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


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  • BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
  • Ph D, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Journal Articles

  • K. Sarpatwari, Osama O Awadelkarim, Lucas Passmore, T.T Ho, M.W. Kuo, Theresa S Mayer and Suzanne E Mohney, 2011, "Low Frequency Three Terminal Charge Pumping Applied to Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect-Transistors", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 10, (4), pp. 871-874
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy N van Meter, C. Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Stephen R Turns, Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo and Sarah E Zappe, 2010, "A Cognitive Study of Problem Solving in Statics", Journal of Engineering Education, 99, (4), pp. 337--354
  • Lucas Passmore, Osama O Awadelkarim and Joseph P Cusumano, 2010, "High-Sensitivity Tracking of MOSFET Damage Using Dynamic-Mode Transient Measurements", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59, (6)
  • K. Sarpatwari, Lucas Passmore, Samia A Suliman and Osama O Awadelkarim, 2007, "Analysis of current-voltage-temperature characteristics in SiC Schottky diodes using threshold-accepting simulated-annealing techniques", Solid State Electronics, 51, (5), pp. 644--649
  • Lucas Passmore, K. Sarpatwari, Samia A Suliman, Osama O Awadelkarim, R. Ridley, G. Dolny, J. Michalowicz and C.-T. Wu, 2006, "Fowler-Nordheim and hot carrier reliabilities of U-shaped trench-gated transistors studied by three terminal charge pumping", Thin Solid Films, 504, (1-2), pp. 302--306
  • Lucas Passmore, K. Sarpatwari, Samia A Suliman, Osama O Awadelkarim, R. Ridley, G. Dolny, J. Michalowicz and Chuntao Wu, 2005, "Modified three terminal charge pumping technique applied to vertical transistor structures", 23, pp. 2189--2193

Conference Proceedings

  • Lucas Passmore, Joseph P Cusumano and Osama O Awadelkarim, 2010, "Damage Assessment Via Eigen-Transient Analysis of MOSFET Devices"
  • Peter J Shull, Lucas Passmore and C. Firetto, 2010, "Improved Team Function: Student-Driven Team Rules and Consequences"
  • Lucas Passmore, Thomas Litzinger, Christine Masters and Stephen R Turns, 2010, "Mechanics Students Conceptual Understanding of Couples and Moments"
  • Christine Masters, Thomas Litzinger, Lucas Passmore, Peggy N van Meter, Sarah E Zappe, Stephen R Turns and C. Firetto, 2009, "Improving StudentsÕ Ability to Model during Problem-solving in Statics"
  • Thomas Litzinger, C. Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Peggy N van Meter, K. Higley, Christine Masters, Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray, Stephen R Turns and Jonna M Kulikowich, 2008, "Identifying and Remediating Deficiencies in Problem-Solving in Statics"
  • Lucas Passmore and Aiman S Kuzmar, 2006, "A comparison between the engineering mechanics-strength of materials course in the engineering, and engineering technology programs at Penn State"
  • K. Sarpatwari, Lucas Passmore, Samia A Suliman and Osama O Awadelkarim, 2006, "Current-Voltage Characteristics and Charge-Carrier Traps in N-Type 4H-SiC Schottky Structures", pp. 250--253

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Instructor at Penn State, College Magazine, January 2016


Service to Penn State:

  • Contributor, EAC Advisor Search, January 2017 - February 2017
  • Faculty, New Student Convocation Representative, August 2017
  • Faculty, September 2017
  • Contributor, EAC Advisor Search, February 2015 - April 2015
  • Committee Member, Department Head Assistant Interviews, January 2015 - January 2015
  • Co-Advisor, SAE Baja Race Team, Penn State Altoona Motorsports, January 2006 - June 2014
  • Chairperson, EMET 326 Course Chair, January 2014 - June 2014
  • Chairperson, EMET 230 Course Chair, January 2014 - June 2014
  • Advisor, ESC Representative at New Student Orientation, July 2014
  • Advisor, ESC Representative to the Engineering Advising Center, July 2014
  • Chairperson, EMCH Course Coordination, ETCE, August 2014
  • Evaluator, Course Substitution Review System, Admissions, July 2014
  • Faculty, High School Student Visitor Representative, July 2014
  • Advisor, Students of S.H.I.E.L.D. Club Advisor, Students of S.H.I.E.L.D., November 2014
  • Advisor, SES Advisor, SES, July 2014
  • Co-Chairperson, Academic Integrity Committee Member/Chair, College of Engineering, Academic Integrity Committee, October 2014
  • Contributor, ESC Sping Mixer, January 2015
  • Member, ABET Committee, July 2014
  • Member, ABET Portfolio Review, July 2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum, June 2014
  • Member, Solid Mechanics, June 2014
  • Chairperson, Undergraduate Guide/Handbook, July 2014
  • Chairperson, Service Course Delivery, July 2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Recruitment, July 2014
  • Committee Member, Scholarship Committee, July 2014
  • Contributor, Spend a Summer Day, August 2014
  • Reviewer, Schreyer Honors College Applicant Review, January 2016

Service to External Organizations:




The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523