The Center for Energy Law and Policy will sponsor “Scaling Up Equitable Distributed Energy Workshop,” an expert panel of professors, former government representatives and industry leaders to explore potential solutions and legal and technical impediments to achieving scale and equity in the distributed, localized energy space. The virtual workshop and discussion will be held 1–3 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, via Zoom.
The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) will host its annual research showcase from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April. 27, in the HUB-Robeson Center on the Penn State University Park campus.
George Luxbacher, deputy associate director for mining at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will give the 2022 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His talk, “Mining Safety and Health Research for a Rapidly Changing Industry,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29, in the Freeman Auditorium at the Hub-Robeson Center and online via Zoom.
Renee Obringer, assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering, will give the seminar “Projecting Climate-Induced Shifts in Electricity Demand through Data Analytics,” as part of the spring 2022 Energy of the Future seminar series. Seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in 157 Hosler Building and online via Zoom.
A new two-part seminar series has been established to celebrate Women’s History Month and potlight women’s voices within the energy field from both academia and industry. Suzanne Russo, chief executive officer for Pecan Street Inc., will discuss how guidance from natural systems, namely the octopus, may help solve this problem at noon on Thursday, March 3.
Increases in lung diseases have been related to respirable coal mine dust. Penn State has been awarded $327,849 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to fund research targeting ways to reduce or eliminate the toxicity of respirable coal mine dust.
The spring 2022 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series will launch on Thursday, Feb. 24 with two talks by Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University. The free seminars are open to Penn State faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.
Shimin Liu, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering at Penn State, is one of 29 researchers recognized as a rising star by Energy & Fuel, an international scholarly journal focused on fundamental and applied research within the energy and fuels fields, for his significant contributions in the field of energy research.
Sanjay Srinivasan, department head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State, has been honored as a distinguished member by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). One of 22 recipients selected for 2021, he joins only 696 other members honored since the establishment of the award in 1983.
Penn State has been awarded a $3.4 million contract from the REMADE Institute, a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy, to fund research targeting the inefficient methods currently used to process and upcycle mixed plastic waste.