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.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has announced the appointment of Shelley Corman-Frisby, a 1985 graduate in mineral economics, to the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) board of directors. Corman-Frisby will commence her three-year term on July 1.
Ezgi Toraman, assistant professor of energy and mineral engineering and chemical engineering at Penn State, is one of 12 early-career scientists named to Chemical & Engineering News’ (C&EN) 2023 “Talented 12” list that highlights early-career researchers in the chemical sciences who are fearlessly tackling difficult global problems.
Amir Eskanlou, a graduate student in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), has been invited to participate in the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) summer school at Cornell University.
Critical minerals, including rare earth metals, are vital components of our consumer goods, national defense, and emerging green-energy technologies, but the U.S is heavily dependent on imports for an adequate supply.