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EI celebrates 2020 Wilson Awards winners

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.–The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ annual celebration of accomplishments was hosted virtually on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

The following EI students, affiliates, and researchers were honored:​

EMSAGE Laureates 

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE) is the college’s signature undergraduate recognition program. Select students are recognized with the distinctive designation of EMSAGE Laureate. 

Fall 2019 EMSAGE Laureate 
• Ian Wasserman, Energy Engineering 

25-Year Service Award
• Serguei Lvov, Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Wilson Award for Outstanding Service 
• Seth Blumsack, Professor of Energy Business and Finance 
• William Groves, Associate Professor of Industrial Health and Safety 

E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Faculty Fellow 
• Tieyuan Zhu Assistant Professor of Geosciences, “Excitation of Seismic Waves by the Atmosphere: Using Thunderquakes by Lightning Stroke for Solid Earth Tomography” 

Wilson Research Initiation Grant 
• Amin Mehrabian, Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, “Rate-Dependent Solutions for the Productivity and Injectivity Index of Deformable Subsurface Rock” 

Gladys Snyder Junior Faculty Grants
• Sekhar Bhattacharyya, Associate Teaching Professor, “Transforming Teaching Focus from Fossil Fuel to Mineral Resources used in Enduring Products and in Renewable Energy Sector” 
• Feifei Shi, Assistant Professor of Energy Engineering, “Novel Monolithic Single Atom Catalyst for Renewable Fuels”