FeiFei Shi, assistant professor in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, received a $400,000 research and development award from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) in the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to develop foundational research on the corrosive damage caused by molten salt in nuclear salt reactors (MSRs).
Twelve students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences capitalized on their time off to gain an exclusive educational experience abroad. The students traveled to Iceland, a small country known for its outsized renewable energy resources, to see classroom concepts in real life, while crossing off a bucket-list global experience.
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues on Thursday, April 13, with two seminars by Jaquelin Cochran, director of the Grid Planning and Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The free seminars are open to Penn State faculty, staff and students.
Elisa Alonso, a physical scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will give the 2023 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. Her talk, “Rare earth elements are not the only critical mineral commodities,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 14, in the Hub-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium and online via Zoom. A reception will follow the lecture at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Elham Rahimi, a graduate student in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, received the SME Ph.D. Fellowship grant from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues on Thursday, March 16, with two seminars by Erin Baker, distinguished professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The free seminars are open to Penn State faculty, staff and students.
The spring 2023 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues Thursday, Feb. 9, with two seminars from Barbara Kutchko, a senior research scientist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The free seminars are open to Penn State faculty, staff and students.
Sanjay Srinivasan, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, has been named director of the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Energy Institute (EI), effective July 1.
Penn State’s Center for Critical Minerals will receive $2.1 million in federal funding to design, build and test a modular pilot-scale research and development unit intended to recover vital rare earth elements and other critical minerals from Pennsylvania streams and other environmental sources.
The Colorado River basin, which supplies water to 40 million people in the Western United States, is threatened by historic drought, a changing climate and water demands from growing cities. One potential response involves encouraging individuals to conserve water, and a new study may help identify those most likely to change their behaviors to contribute, according to scientists.