Energy

energy

Materials research is revolutionizing nearly every aspect of the energy sector. Composites and super alloys are leading to lighter, stronger wind turbines and improved vehicle fuel efficiency. Ceramic and glass research is producing efficient and dynamic "smart" building materials. Nanomaterials are being explored for their application in advanced solar technologies. Electrochemistry research is advancing battery technology and fuel cell development - critical components of a renewable energy future; while advanced polymeric materials are being employed for oil extraction and oil spill recovery.

Energy Research at Penn State

Penn state offers several research centers dedicated to energy including the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center, Electrochemical Engine CenterCenter for Solar Nanomaterials, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute and the newly created Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

Research Experts

Long-Qing Chen
Long-Qing Chen
  • Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Mathematics
(814) 863-8101
Ralph Colby
Ralph Colby
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering
(814) 863-3457
Roman Engel-Herbert
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 867-4325
Michael Hickner
  • Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Corning Faculty Fellow
  • @hicknergroup
(814) 867-1847
Hojong Kim
Hojong Kim
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Norris B. McFarlane Faculty Professor
(814) 865-3117
Evangelos Manias
Evangelos Manias
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-2980
Suzanne Mohney
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-0744
Joan Redwing
Joan Redwing
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Associate Director, Materials Research Institute
(814) 865-8665
James Runt
James Runt
  • Professor of Polymer Science
(814) 863-2749