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.

2014 CECG Fellowship Program - Application Deadline May 12

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Center for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics (CECG) accepts fellowship applications for Penn State undergraduate or graduate students to pursue work on research topics related to environmental chemistry and genomics during summer sessions. This is a broad request considering research areas ranging across the biological and agricultural sciences, engineering, and earth and mineral sciences. Genomics-enabled projects and projects involving substantive collaborations across research groups are particularly encouraged. We fund proposals with a 50% matching component.

Opportunity for Graduate Students with ARPA-E

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Is Seeking New Fellows to Join Our Team!

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