Welcome to the EMS Energy Institute

The EMS Energy Institute at Penn State is a leading research and development organization focused on energy science and engineering. The Institute is located within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and is one of Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

From solving challenges related to fossil fuels to exploring new technologies for alternative energy, we are involved in almost every aspect of energy research. We are committed to diversifying the nation’s energy sources, improving the efficiency by which we generate and use that energy, and expanding the use of our indigenous resources while relying less on non-domestic sources of energy. In order to be the global center of excellence we envision, the Institute has developed a mission that encompasses three main objectives.

  • We conduct research to advance energy sciences and technologies that will help solve global energy problems.
  • We provide research training and education to tomorrow’s energy professionals.
  • We facilitate energy-related outreach by providing technical support to industries in the U.S. and abroad.

Statistics as of Fall 2013

9 research programs

over 1,576 publications

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 2,000+ citations per year

EMS Energy Institute students per country breakdown





3  buildings

Publications by category bar graph

* Publications can appear in multiple categories.

29% female students      71% male students

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