Bruce RisingJohn HellmannThe EMS Energy Institute has established a new seminar series, Energy Exchange, as part of the Institute’s outreach mission. The seminars focus on highly relevant energy topics, especially in the area of fossil fuels. Energy topics discussed include new innovations in carbon dioxide utilization, clean coal, petroleum and natural gas, fuel cells, and more.

For Spring 2013, the theme was clean energy and experts from academia and industry gave talks on a wide variety of topics. The talks, which are open to anyone, provide an in-depth look at current research endeavors as well as an opportunity for networking and the exchange of ideas. When possible, we offer students the opportunity to meet with external speakers in a small group setting.

The Energy Exchange seminars are co-sponsored by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. For more information on future dates and speakers, visit the Energy Exchange section of our website, Feedback and speaker suggestions are always welcome at

James FreihautSpZuleima Karpynring 2013 Speakers

James Freihaut
Director, DOE Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center

Zuleima Karpyn
Associate Professor, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

John R. Hellmann
Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Research, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Bruce Rising
Strategic Business Manager, Siemens Power Systems Sales

Hamid Sarv
Assistant Director, Babcock & Wilcox Research Center

Robert Romanosky
Deputy Director, DOE/NETL Office of Coal and Power R&D

Mark your calendar Fall 2013 Dates

  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4