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Researchers at Penn State are looking at innovative ways to improve energy storage in an effort to better utilize renewable energy technologies.
“One of the primary obstacles stopping us from relying heavily on renewable energy systems is that we can't regulate when they provide us power,” said Derek Hall, assistant professor of energy engineering at Penn State. “Ideally, we want to find some sort of energy storage technology that can complement renewables to help us transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure.”
Penn State researchers in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering received a $400,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to research coal dust in underground mines and its effect on lung disease in miners.
Andrew Kleit, professor of energy and environmental economics at Penn State recently received a United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Senior Fellow Award at the USAEE annual conference in Denver, held in November.
Hamid Emami-Meybodi and Michael Cronin were recently awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, and Russell Johns was awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for the best paper published in 2018 in a SPE journal. They were presented with the international awards at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Calgary, Canada.
Penn State doctoral student Fengyuan Zhang was awarded the Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in petroleum engineering at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Calgary, Canada.
Improving ventilation in underground mines with large openings is the focus of a new project funded by the Center for Disease Control’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research.
Penn State researchers received a five-year, $1.25 million grant to study ventilation systems used in these mines, which account for about 60% of metal and nonmetal mines in the United States.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) 2019 Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Showcase will feature an early career panel with recent alumni. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in 201 Westgate Building (Cybertorium) on Penn State's University Park campus. There also will be a reception before the event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a networking session after the event. The event is free and open to the public.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering will host its annual research showcase, “Rising to the Challenge,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Graduate State College Regency Ballroom in State College.
More than 175 researchers, students and industry professionals from companies and universities around the world gathered at Penn State’s University Park campus Aug. 10-15 for the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held at the end of the spring semester. The awards banquet is the college's annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments and is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, major benefactors of the college, and recognized nearly 60 students and fellow faculty with awards.