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Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Speaks at Energy Exchange Seminar

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Despite the University closing, around 20 people still ventured out in the icy conditions for the Energy Exchange Seminar Wednesday to listen to Senior Adviser to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy William F. Hederman. Hederman spoke about goals and challenges for energy infrastructure in the U.S. Hederman is an electrical engineer and public policy analyst with experience in both the public and private sectors.

National Academy of Engineering Elects Penn State Professor

Friday, February 6, 2015

Derek Elsworth, professor in the Departments of Energy and Mineral Engineering and of Geosciences and the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards has just been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Derek was recognized "for contributions to understanding natural processes affecting flow and transport properties of fractured rocks." Derek’s interests are in the areas of computational mechanics, rock mechanics, and in the mechanical and transport characteristics of fractured rocks, with application to geothermal energy, the deep geological sequestration of r

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.