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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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Showcase: Sustainability in Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering to host research showcase on Sept. 10
08/31/2018

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) will be hosting a research showcase, "Sustainability in Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering," from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.


Michael Adewumi
Vice Provost for Global Programs Adewumi to leave Penn State
08/27/2018

 Penn State Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi will leave the University to join the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) as its next executive vice president for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 2, 2019.


Chunshan Song, left, and Xiao Jian
Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst
06/28/2018

Dramatic improvements have been made to the process of converting carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to methanol, a fuel and building block for a wide range of everyday materials, according to Penn State researchers.


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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018
06/25/2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.


The more new generation capacity that enters the market, the larger the reduction in wholesale energy costs
Nuclear power shutdowns won't spike power prices
06/19/2018

Despite economic woes that could shutter two of Pennsylvania's nuclear power plants -- which generate 6 percent of the state's power -- power prices will remain steady due to low natural gas prices, according to Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics, Penn State.