Electricity Markets Initiative Holds Successful First Conference

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Penn State Electricity Markets Initiative (EMI) held its first conference on April 12, 2011 at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in Harrisburg. The conference, with over 80 attendees, included presentations of ongoing studies by EMI researchers as well as presentations by industry consultants and talks about the current issues affecting restructured electricity markets from industry and government representatives.

2011 Faculty/Staff Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

Thursday, March 17, 2011

- Penn State Live

Each year, Penn State honors several members of its faculty and staff for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony at noon Wednesday, March 23, at the Nittany Lion Inn.
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ConocoPhillips, Penn State rev up 2011 Energy Prize Competition

Monday, March 7, 2011

- Penn State Live

For the fourth year in a row, ConocoPhillips and Penn State kick off the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize. Their goal is to see who can develop the most original and actionable solutions that can help improve the way the United States develops and uses energy.
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Earth and Mineral Sciences exhibition attracts crowd

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

- Penn State Live

More than 200 prospective students came from as far away as California to attend classes with their student sponsors and meet with Penn State alumni in their fields to learn more about college choice and careers.
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Chunshan Song to receive 2011 Faculty Scholar Medal

Thursday, February 24, 2011

- Energy and Mineral Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Chunshan Song has been selected to receive a 2011 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement. Established by the University in 1980, the award recognizes scholarly or creative excellence represented by a single contribution or a series of contributions around a coherent theme.
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Videos highlight Penn State's breadth of alternate energy research

Thursday, February 3, 2011

- Penn State Live

Penn State has more than 500 researchers working in the areas of energy and the environment, centered through the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, which are working to advance the energy and environmental missions of the University.
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New map highlights Energy Institute partners

Friday, January 21, 2011

Take a look at the Energy Institute new map that highlights collaborations with industry, government, and academia around the U.S. and throughout the world on advanced energy research.
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EMS Energy Institute 2011 Celebration of Accomplishments

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The EMS Energy Institute held its 2011 Celebration of Accomplishments banquet on Saturday, December 10. Several faculty, staff and students received awards for their achievements and service to the Institute. Below is a list of the awards presented and their recipients. Congratulations to all!

Student Service Award

For excellent services by graduate or undergraduate students to the research, service and educational missions of EMS Energy Institute.

Stephen Kirby moving on after 11 years at the Institute

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stephen Kirby, Research Associate, will be leaving the EMS Energy Institute on January 28 to join Naivstar, Inc. in Melrose Park, Illinois as senior project engineer – fuels. Kirby works with André Boehman in the Institute’s transportation program. His current research includes, fuel characterization and processing, engine performance, diesel systems, emissions characterization and control, particulate characterization and control, and biodiesel and alternative fuels.

Boehman's research highlighted in video

Monday, February 7, 2011


Dr. André Boehman, professor of fuel science, was the subject of a short video to highlight his research on alternate sources of diesel fuel. Boehman’s work was one of five energy related research areas the University chose to highlight during the broadcast of President Obama’s speech on Thursday February 3, 2011.