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.
Luis Ayala, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering and holder of the William A. Fustos Family Professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State, has been honored as a distinguished member by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Students like Akhdan Mir, an energy engineering major and Millennium Scholar, are among the many taking on important challenges like the global need for safe, secure and abundant resources thanks to philanthropy through the impact of 'A Greater Penn State.'
The fall 2022 Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research seminar series continues on Thursday, Oct. 13, with two seminars by Susan Altman, deputy to the Energy and Homeland Security Portfolio at Sandia National Laboratories, a Department of Energy national lab.
Turning plastic waste into useful products through chemical recycling is one strategy for addressing Earth's growing plastic pollution problem. A new study may improve the ability of one method, called pyrolysis, to process hard-to-recycle mixed plastics — like multilayer food packaging — and generate fuel as a byproduct, the scientists said.