Jeffrey R. S. Brownson

Jeffrey Brownson
  • Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
212 Hosler Building
(814) 865-3248


For a complete Bio go to the Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute.


  • Solar resource measurement and risk assessment

  • Community Solar integration

  • System-scale transient energy simulations 

  • System Integrative Photovoltaics (SIPV): design for building integration

  • Environmental Technology: Sustainable materials design

  • Thin film materials synthesis for photovoltaic devices

  • Transdisciplinary investigations of solar energy conversion systems

  • Sustainability in energy systems planning and integrative design

  • Geographical Information Science (GIS) for simulation & solar resource assessment

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