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.
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.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences recently held its 2014 undergraduate poster exhibition. The exhibition is organized by the Ryan Family Student Center and showcases the variety of research among undergraduate students in the College’s five departments.
As part of this event, Phi Kappa Phi, a national honors society housed at the EMS Energy Institute, sponsored the Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Achievement Award. Sharon Miller, senior research associate at the EMS Energy Institute, is the current president for the Penn State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its third technical meeting on November 17 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from three member companies, Hess, Chevron, and Shell as well as Penn State faculty and students participated in the meeting. This year’s technical meeting included nine research presentations from seven students and one faculty member as well as several software demonstrations. The meeting provided an opportunity for researches to hear feedback about their research directly from company representatives and to discuss potential future projects.
The Gas Flooding Joint Industry Projects held its ninth annual meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from October 29-30, 2014. The meeting was organized by the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.