New EME head: Department Best Positioned to Lead ‘Energy University’ Push

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- August 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sanjay Srinivasan, the newly appointed head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), said he’s looking forward to helping “world-class” faculty further extend Penn State’s reputation as “the energy university.”

President Eric Barron in 2015 announced a University-wide effort to be at the forefront of energy security and independence, and Srinivasan said his department is well-suited to address these global issues and lead the University’s efforts.

NSF Funds Research to Help Predict Structure for Electric Power Transmission

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- August 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers have received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that will assist the power industry in siting new transmission lines to accommodate a broad range of possible future evolutions of the power grid.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment Seed Grant Recipients Announced

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- August 4, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2017 Institutes for Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grants have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. Thirteen grants totaling more than $312,000 have been awarded to 42 researchers that addressed four of IEE's five research themes: Climate and Ecosystem Change, Future Energy Supply, Smart Energy Systems, and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.

The fifth theme — Health and the Environment — had a separate call for proposals, the recipients of which were recently announced.

Enhanced Oil Recovery from PVT Lab

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- July 19, 2017

New PVT Lab Developed to Examine Research in High Pressure & Temperature Behavior of Petroleum Fluids

Recipients of 2017 Human Health and the Environment Seed Grants Announced

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- July 5, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 have been awarded to a pool of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. These seed grants were funded by eight separate Penn State research entities and institutes which collectively contributed over $500,000.

The principal investigators — along with their affiliated colleges and project titles — who were awarded Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2017 are:

DOE Grant Continues Research into Rare-Earth Elements Extraction from Coal

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- June 26, 2017

Maria Sobkowiak

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-June 25, 2017

The Energy Institute at Penn State is sad to announce the passing of Dr. Maria Sobkowiak, 70, of State College, who died Monday, June 19, 2017, at her residence. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues. 

Lueking & Mathews Promoted to Professor

- May 22, 2017

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