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John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering helps solve the world’s energy problems through high-quality, innovative teaching, research, and service. From mineral recovery to its use, the department plays a major role in the "power of life." Its mission is to help supply society with an affordable supply of energy and minerals; work to ensure human health and safety; and protect and maintain the quality of the environment. View the information below to learn more.

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Mark Klima demonstrates coal byproduct separation
Penn State launches Center for Critical Minerals
05/29/2019

Edward Steidle, former dean of Penn State's College of Mineral Industries, the predecessor of the present College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, wrote these visionary words in 1952: "American industry will be faced not only with a lack of raw materials at home, but also with the difficulty of obtaining supplies abroad."


Old Main at dusk on Penn State's University Park campus.
Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients
05/07/2019

The 2018-19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.


Jeremy Gernand, assistant professor of environmental health and safety engineering, received a Gladys Snyder Education Grant
Developing an engineering design simulator for risk-related decision making
04/29/2019

Jeremy Gernand, Penn State assistant professor of environmental health and safety engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, recently received a Gladys Snyder Education Grant from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to develop a computer-based simulator to give undergraduate engineering students experience with the risk-related implications of system design decisions.


2019 student marshals
Murdzek, Hakimi named marshals for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
04/24/2019

Shawn Murdzek is the spring 2019 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal, the top graduate overall, and Muhamad S. Hakimi is the college's engineering honor marshal, the top graduate from an engineering discipline.


George A Olah Award recipient Chunshan Song (center) is presented his award by John Adams (right) and  Bonnie A. Charpentier
Song receives George A. Olah Award from the American Chemical Society
04/24/2019

Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and director of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Energy Institute at Penn State, received the 2019 George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.