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Robert Nelson, ProFM

Fire and Security Advisor


  • Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

414 Marion Place


Robert Nelson is an electrical engineer with the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI). With more than 25 years of experience in industry and the United States Navy, Nelson has worked as a project engineer, maintenance engineer, facility/utility engineer, an electrical coordinator, and a maintenance manager. He brings a broad range of knowledge of both equipment and building systems including fire and security, fire suppression, water, HVAC, boilers, and electrical distribution systems to PSFEI. He has been recognized for his abilities in asset and data management as they apply to facility management and operations. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State.






The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835