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Foundation CMG’s $1.25M gift establishes industrial chair in EMS

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

-Penn State News

The CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) recently gave funds to establish a new industrial chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State. The five-year, $1.25 million gift will be used to fund the Foundation CMG Industrial Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions.

Materials Science Students Win Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Award at EMS Poster Exhibition

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences recently held its 2014 undergraduate poster exhibition. The exhibition is organized by the Ryan Family Student Center and showcases the variety of research among undergraduate students in the College’s five departments.

As part of this event, Phi Kappa Phi, a national honors society housed at the EMS Energy Institute, sponsored the Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Achievement Award. Sharon Miller, senior research associate at the EMS Energy Institute, is the current president for the Penn State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Serguei Lvov Publishes Book on Electrochemical Science and Engineering

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Serguei Lvov, professor of energy and mineral engineering and materials science and engineering, has a forthcoming book titled Introduction to Electrochemical Science and Engineering.

The book focuses on basic operational principles for electrochemical technologies and provides essential information on core concepts in electrochemical science. Some of the key technologies discussed, include fuel cells, eletrolyzers, and flow batteries.

Eser named 2014 American Chemical Society Fellow

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

-Penn State News

Semih Eser, professor in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Eser was one of 99 scientists selected as part of the 2014 class of ACS Fellows.

2014 Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium Workshop

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its third technical meeting on November 17 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from three member companies, Hess, Chevron, and Shell as well as Penn State faculty and students participated in the meeting. This year’s technical meeting included nine research presentations from seven students and one faculty member as well as several software demonstrations. The meeting provided an opportunity for researches to hear feedback about their research directly from company representatives and to discuss potential future projects.

Gas Flooding Joint Industry Project Holds Ninth Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Gas Flooding Joint Industry Projects held its ninth annual meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from October 29-30, 2014. The meeting was organized by the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.

Joint Center for Energy Research promotes U.S.-China collaboration

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

-Penn State News

With the goal of promoting global cooperation in clean energy research and education, Penn State and Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China established an international Joint Center for Energy Research (JCER) in 2011 as a part of global engagement efforts at both universities.

EMS Undergrad Poster Exhibition Registration by Nov. 12

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Undergraduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences can enter the upcoming poster exhibition to win up to $500. Students must register for the exhibition by November 12, 2014. Registration information can be found on the exhibition website.

GE to invest in Penn State center to study natural gas supply chains

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

-Penn State News

GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State (CCRINGSS) will engage Penn State researchers and students from many disciplines in collaborative work with various industry stakeholders. The center will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management.