Chunshan Song was conferred as the prestigious Honorary Professor of Tianjin University in Tianjin, China on October 19, 2017. This is a testament to his scientific contributions and research impacts over the years. Song is a leader in the field of clean fuels and catalysis and currently working toward solutions for carbon dioxide capture and methods for CO2 utilization. In conjunction with his honorary professorship, Song was invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the 18th Chinese National Conference on Catalysis, held in Tianjin from October 16-20, 2017.
For the second year in a row, the Penn State chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) won the Outstanding Chapter Award. SPE presented the award at the 93rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 9-11.