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Peilin Cao Receives First Place in Poster Session

Monday, February 25, 2013

Peilin Cao, a PhD candidate working in the EMS Energy Institute, received first place for her poster submitted in the Energy and Engineering category at the 2013 CarbonEARTH Carbon Conference. Cao is part of Dr. Zuleima Karpyn’s Flow in Porus Media research group. Cao’s research focuses on wellbore integrity and degradation of well cement under CO2 sequestration conditions.

Student Spotlight: Dan Conner - Searching for Sustainable Solutions for Utilizing Wind Energy

Thursday, February 14, 2013

-PSIEE

The sun is a source of infinite energy. Atmospheric convection and wind currents are driven perpetually as sunlight warms the earth - the challenge is harnessing as much wind power as possible and integrating that power seamlessly into existing distribution systems. As a renewable source of energy, wind has yet to be fully utilized. Unlike solar energy captured using panels during the day, the wind generally blows at night when electricity demand is already low. What can be done in the mean-time to expand the use of the technology we have now?

EMS Energy Institute Announces Energy Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The EMS Energy Institute is hosting a new seminar series, Energy Exchange, as part of the Institute's outreach mission. The seminars focuses on highly relevant energy topics, especially in the area of fossil fuels. Energy topics discussed include new innovations in carbon dioxide utilization, clean coal, petroleum and natural gas, fuel cells, and more.

Earth and Mineral Sciences holds first undergraduate poster exhibition

Thursday, December 13, 2012

-Penn State Live

Materials of fictional superheroes, medical mapping, and the Telica Volcano: all are among the variety of topics covered in the posters presented on Dec. 5 at Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) first undergraduate poster exhibition, showcasing the variety of research and creative endeavors of its students. Twenty-six entries from all five departments were unveiled before an enthusiastic audience in the hallway of the Deike Building. Nine EMS faculty judges critiqued the posters based on display, content and oral presentation.

ICCS&T Conference Call for Papers

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The 2013 International Conference on Coal Science and Technology (ICCS&T) has announced it's Call for Papers. Abstracts will be accepted through February 11, 2013.

ICCS&T is held every two years in locations across the globe, including Okinawa, Japan; Nottingham, England; Cape Town, South Africa; and Oviedo, Spain. The 2013 ICCS&T will be held on the beautiful Penn State campus in State College, Pennsylvania, USA from September 30 to October 3.

Chung-Hsuan Huang Wins Award for Work with NASA

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

-EME Department

Randy Vander Wal, professor of energy and mineral engineering and materials science and engineering, and Chung-Hsuan Huang, a doctoral student in energy and mineral engineering, were part of the NASA Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment Team who recently received their second NASA Group Achievement Award for "outstanding achievement in establishing the impact of hydro-treated renewable jet fuels on commercial aircraft engine performance and pollutant emissions." Tasked with testing whether a biofuel made from chicken fat can be used as a viable jet fuel alternative, the team used a NASA DC-

ICCDU XII Call for Papers

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The 12th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) has announced its call for papers. Abstracts can be submitted online through January 31, 2013. ICCDU, which began in 1991 in Nagoya, Japan, has since been held in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. The biennial conference provides a multi-disciplinary forum on recent innovations in fundamental and applied aspects of CO2 utilization.

Penn State's EcoCAR Team Wins Several Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2012

- Penn State Live

Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Team won six awards at the EcoCAR 2 Year One Final Competition May 18 to 23 in Los Angeles.

Eduardo Barrientos, a graduate student working in the EMS Energy Institute's Diesel Combustion and Emissions, served as the graduate research assistant and team leader to the EcoCAR 2 Team.

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.

EMS Energy Institute Participates in EMEX

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The EMS Energy Institute took part in the 2010 Earth and Mineral Sciences Exposition (EMEX) on February 27, 2010. Dr. Sharon Falcone Miller, director of the Office of Student Development at the EMS Energy Institute, was present throughout the day to talk to attendees and provide an overview of opportunities available through the Institute. In addition, several students currently working at the Institute were able to discuss their research experience and answer questions from interested attendees.

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