August 2017

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

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.

NSF funds research to help predict structure for electric power transmission

Penn State researchers have received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a system that will assist the power industry in siting new transmission lines to accommodate a broad range of possible future evolutions of the power grid.