Richard C. Ciocci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Interim Program Chair, Biology & Science
Mechanical Engineering MS Graduate Faculty
Engineering Science Graduate Faculty
Engineering Management Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6095
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W239
Office Hours: 
MW 10:00AM-12:00PM
TR 1:00-2:30 PM in 239W
F 10:00-11:00 AM
Mailing Address:

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Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Pennsylvania


  • Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011
  • Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Advising Award in 2009
  • American Society for Engineering Education - Environmental Engineering Division - Early Career Grant 2006
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award Winner in 1992
  • Outstanding Young Men in America in 1987
  • Federal Department of Energy Achievement Award for timely support of initial build of new detonator design at Monsanto Research Corporation in 1983

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; currently serve the Technology & Society Division as Past Chair, also serve on the ASME Publications Committee
  • Member of the American Society for Engineering Education

Prior experience

  • 1985 - 2002 Professor of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
  • 1984 - 1985 Manufacturing Engineer AMP, INC , Harrisburg, PA
  • 1978- 1984 Senior Project Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer Monsanto Research Corporation, Miamisburg, OH
Research Interests
Sustainable manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing and design
Design for environment
Lead-free solder in electronics manufacturing
Material flow analysis