Dr. Russell Johns and his research team have secured a $1.4 million grant with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to revolutionize modeling of alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding. This research will be conducted at Penn State and will include the purchase of a $610,000 high pressure PVT cell for phase behavior experiments with surfactants.
The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI). The fossils might add a new branch to humanity’s family tree and provide further evidence that multiple human ancestors once roamed Africa alongside one another.
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A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process.
The Penn State Chapter of the national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, held its annual initiation on Sunday, April 12. The honor society has been housed at the EMS Energy Institute for the last 9 years. Sharon Falcone Miller, Senior Research Associate at the Institute, is the current president, a position that she has held since 2006.
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.