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.

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.