Steve Winberg
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.

Penn State organized Winberg’s visit, which the EMS Energy Institute hosted, to introduce him to the breadth of energy research taking place at Penn State. The visit included presentations from 22 faculty members, including Neil Sharkey, interim vice president for research at Penn State; Karen Thole, department head in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Chunshan Song, director of the EMS Energy Institute; and Monty Alger, director of the Institute for Natural Gas Research at Penn State. Faculty spoke about their expertise in areas such as combustion and gasification, carbon capture and storage, fuel cells, methane hydrates, turbines, and unconventional oil and gas. His visit also included a tour of a turbine test facility at Penn State.