Research Personnel

Russell T. Johns - Director

Russell T. Johns - Direcetor Professor Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering,  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences The Pennsylvania State University Chair of PNGE Program
Professor
Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering
EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University 
Email: rjohns@psu.edu   EME Homepage 

Research Interests

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Mathematics of multicomponent, multiphase flow in porous media
  • Well testing in low-permeability formations

Zuleima Karpyn

Zuleima Karpyn Co-Director of the Center for Quantitative Imaging Program, Professor, Ph.D. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering,  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences The Pennsylvania State UniversityCo-Director of the Center for Quantitative Imaging Program
Professor
Ph.D. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University 
Email: zkarpyn@psu.edu  Energy Institute Homepage 

Research Interests

  • Multi-phase flow in porous media
  • Capillary-driven flow
  • Unconventional reservoirs
  • Solid/liquid interfaces and wettability
  • X-ray Computed Tomography and image processing techniques

Sergei Lvov

Serguei Lvov, Doctor of Science Physical Chemistry, rofessor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Director of Electrochemical Technologies Program at the EMS Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State UniversityProfessor
Director of Electrochemical Technologies Program at the EMS Energy Institute
Doctor of Science Physical Chemistry
EMS Energy Institute and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University 
Email: sxl29@psu.edu   Energy Institute Homepage 

 

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  • Electrochemical thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport
  • Electrochemical catalysis and corrosion
  • Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and surface chemistry in high-temperature systems

Li Li

Li Li Associate Professor Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State UniversityAssociate Professor
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University 
Email: lxl35@psu.edu   Personal Homepage 

 

 

Research Interests

  • Reactive transport
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Water resources
  • Environmental engineering

Hamid Emami-Meybodi

Hamid Emami-Meybodi, Assistant Professor, EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State UniversityAssistant Professor
Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering
EMS Energy Institute and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, 
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University 
Email: emami@psu.edu   Energy Institute Homepage 

 

Research Interests

  • Geosequestration of carbon dioxide
  • Shale and tight rock reservoirs
  • Heavy oil and bitumen recovery
  • Chemical enhanced oil recovery