New EME head: Department best positioned to lead ‘energy university’ push

August 16, 2017

Sanjay Srinivasan, the newly appointed head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), said he’s looking forward to helping “world-class” faculty further extend Penn State’s reputation as “the energy university.”

President Eric Barron in 2015 announced a University-wide effort to be at the forefront of energy security and independence, and Srinivasan said his department is well-suited to address these global issues and lead the University’s efforts.

“Whether it be the development of environmentally sustainable technologies for natural resource extraction or the development of systems engineering concepts pertaining to production of energy from alternate sources, our department is uniquely positioned to make significant impact by truly embedding sustainability as a core value in all facets of energy and mineral engineering,” Srinivasan said. “We have the expertise and know-how to study the environmental impact, assess the risks, perform systems-level optimization, conduct sophisticated economic analysis of decisions, and propose policies that take into account the engineering as well as the social aspects of resource extraction and utilization.” <Read full article on Penn State News>