Marcus Besser, Ph.D.

Marcus Besser headshot
Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering
Rydal, 202
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1991

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1985

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1981

Academic Awards and Distinctions

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2006
Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, 2001
MS degree cum laude, Drexel University, 1985
BS degree cum laude, The University of Michigan, 1981
Elected to Pi Tau Sigma, the National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society, Delta Rho chapter, The University of Michigan, 1980.

Courses Taught

EDSGN100: Introduction to Engineering Design
E MCH210: Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Strength of Materials
E MCH211: Engineering Mechanics: Statics
E MCH212: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
E MCH213: Engineering Mechanics: Strength of Materials
PHYS211: Physics I - Mechanics
PSU1, PSU12: First Year Seminar

Research Interests

Instrumentation for analysis of human motion
Walkway Safety Pedestrian slip resistance
Prosthetics and Orthotics