Institute Hosts International Carbon Dioxide Conference

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

- July 10, 2013

The EMS Energy Institute organized the Twelfth International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU), held from June 23-27, 2013, in Alexandria, VA. It attracted huge global interest with over 230 participants from 25 countries. The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment co-hosted the conference, and Chunshan Song, director of the EMS Energy Institute and Distinguished Professor of Fuel Science, was the 2013 conference chair.

Energy Innovation 2013 Issue Available Online

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

- June 5, 2013

The Summer 2013 issue of Energy Innovation is now available to read online. Energy Innovation is an annual publication from the EMS Energy Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The EMS Energy Institute is a leading research and development organization focused on energy science and engineering.

Turgay Ertekin named new head of energy and mineral engineering department

Friday, May 24, 2013

-Penn State News

- May 22, 2013

Turgay Ertekin has been named the new head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State, effective July 1.

Ertekin is a professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering and holds the George E. Trimble Chair in Earth and Mineral Sciences. He also serves as a co-director of the newly formed Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research.

Former Institute Student Secures NSF Fellowship

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

- May 22, 2013

Laura Bradley, an alumnus of Penn State and the EMS Energy Institute recently received The National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award. Bradley is working on her PhD at the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on vapor phase polymer deposition on liquid substrates.

Bradley spent time as an undergraduate working at the EMS Energy Institute. During that time, her paper, The Effect of Fuel Composition on Pyrolysis Kinetics, received a Best Student Paper Award at the 2009 Clearwater Coal Conference.

Video: Dr. Paul Painter Talks about his Work with Ionic Liquids

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Three EMS Energy Institute researchers attended a National Science Foundation (NSF) conference on May 14, in Baltimore, to present their work with ionic liquids. The work is funded through NSF’s Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) program. The conference provided an opportunity for researchers to present to industry representatives and showcase these commercial-ready technologies.


EMS Energy Institute Acquires Argonne Coal Sample Bank

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

- May 15, 2013

The EMS Energy Institute recently acquired the Argonne Premium Coal Sample Bank (APC), one of the most extensively used sample banks in the world. Last week, the coals were physically moved to the Institute where they will now be housed and available to researchers, which required moving thousands of samples, and large shelving units. This acquisition complements the Penn State Coal Sample Bank and Database already housed at the Institute.

Energy Institute Welcomes Interim Director

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

- May 14, 2013

Zuleima Karpyn, associate professor and Quentin E. and Louise L. Wood Faculty Fellow in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering will serve as the interim director of the EMS Energy Institute for one year while Director Chunshan Song is on sabbatical leave. Dean Easterling, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, announced that Dr. Karpyn’s appointment will officially begin July 1, 2013.

Two students receive Peter T. Luckie Award at Undergraduate Exhibition

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

- April 17, 2013

Two students received the Peter T. Luckie Undergraduate Research Award as part of the 2013 Undergraduate Research Exhibition. Jordanna Lemba received the award for excellence in research in behavioral and social science, and Breecher Hartley Watson received the award for excellence in research in engineering and physical science. These students were joined by 170 entries from undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses.

Angela Lueking Receives Marie Curie Fellowship for Research in Greece

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

- April 17, 2013

Last year Professor Angela Lueking was awarded a highly competitive Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship to partner with researchers at the University of Crete to study basics of hydrogen adsorption and diffusion on surfaces. The Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship is open to top non-European researchers to work on projects in Europe. The fellowship helps to develop research cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world.