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Professor of Mechanical Engineering Daniel Haworth spoke at this week’s Energy Exchange Seminar Series

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Story by Samantha Cressman

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Daniel Haworth spoke at this week’s Energy Exchange Seminar Series about combustion engines and the future of engines in his presentation called “Advanced Piston Engines for Transportation Applications.”

Sweet Spot Identification in Shale Reservoirs: Integrating Rock Physics, Seismic Inversion and Geostatistics

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Samantha Cressman

Despite the pouring rain, a large number of people attended last week’s Energy Exchange Seminar featuring Penn State Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Sanjay Srinivasan. His presentation, titled “Sweet Spot Identification in Shale Reservoirs: Integrating Rock Physics, Seismic Inversion and Geostatistics,” was an in-depth overview of Srinivasan’s research, done at the University of Texas, on the importance of using several approaches to correctly characterize a shale reservoir and identify the “sweet spots.”

Researcher pursues sustainable energy through carbon dioxide conversion

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seeing carbon dioxide as a raw material rather than a waste product could lead to a more sustainable future.

Story shared from Liam Jackson and Penn State News

Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.

Quantitative X-ray imaging facility is moving big bytes across the network

Friday, January 29, 2016

Story shared from Julie Eble and Penn State News

The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI). The fossils might add a new branch to humanity’s family tree and provide further evidence that multiple human ancestors once roamed Africa alongside one another.

Extracting rare-earth elements from coal could soon be economical in U.S.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Story shared from Liam Jackson and Penn State News

The U.S. could soon decrease its dependence on importing valuable rare-earth elements that are widely used in many industries, according to a team of Penn State and U.S. Department of Energy researchers who found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract these metals from coal byproducts.

New technique both enhances oil recovery and sequesters carbon dioxide

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Story shared from Liam Jackson and Penn State News

A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process.

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