A Nondestructive Method to Image Materials Using X-rays

Friday, August 22, 2014

-Focus on Materials

When you think of CT scans, you probably imagine lying in a claustrophobic closed box while an X-ray machine clanks around you taking images of your body. In Penn State’s Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI), the closed box is actually a large, lined room and the CT scanner is industrial size.

Battelle Program Manager Visits Penn State

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On August 19, Steve Winberg, program manager at Battelle, visited Penn State to meet with faculty and discuss potential funding opportunities. Battelle is a nonprofit research and development organization with experience in technology development, commercialization of new products, and management of government research.

EI Faculty Member Participates in Joint Workshop with SungKyunKwan University

Monday, August 18, 2014

Last week, delegates from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea visited Penn State to hold a second workshop to explore research collaborations in fields such as education, engineering, and information sciences and technology.

Students Study Energy Business, Economics, and Policy in Dalian, China

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seven Penn State students recently returned from the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China as part of a six-week study abroad program to generate interest among junior and senior undergraduate students in business, economics, and policy as related to energy and the environment. During the program, students gained an understanding of how China, which has the second largest economy in the world, is dealing energy and environmental challenges caused by the growth of the Chinese economy.

Russell Johns Publishes Book on Enhanced Oil Recovery

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Russell Johns, professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering has published a book titled Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery. The book, written with Larry Lake, Bill Rossen, and Gary Pope explains enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes and discusses various EOR technologies.

Faculty Member Mort Webster Makes our Energy Future a Little Less Uncertain

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sometimes it takes an external perspective to remind us of our strengths. That’s what happened when I sat down to talk to Mort Webster, associate professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering, who recently came to Penn State from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He couldn’t say enough good things about Penn State’s diverse expertise and strong support for interdisciplinary research.

EMS Energy Institute Director Chunshan Song Returns from Sabbatical

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chunshan Song, director of the EMS Energy Institute and Distinguished Professor of fuel science and chemical engineering was on sabbatical at the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China from June 30, 2013 through July 1, 2014. The EMS Energy Institute welcomed him back last week.

During his sabbatical, Song worked closely with faculty at DUT on research in the areas of clean fuels and catalysis, and carbon dioxide capture. Over the course of the year, he published 13 journal articles in several highly respected publications. 

Student Receives Outstanding Paper Award at International Conference

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Aditi Khadilkar, a doctoral student in energy and mineral engineering, received the Outstanding Presentation Award at the 6th International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies. Her paper, “Ash Agglomeration in Fluidized Bed Gasification Systems: Modeling and Experimental Studies,” was presented during the technical conference in Germany from May 19-22, 2014. Khadilkar’s advisor is Sarma Pisupati, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering.

Former Myriant VP Alger named director of new institute for natural gas research

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

-Penn State News

Monty Alger, former senior vice president of research and development (R&D) at Myriant Corp. in Woburn, Mass., has been selected as the inaugural director of the Institute for Natural Gas Research (INGaR) at Penn State.

His appointment is effective May 16.

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