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.
Five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) were among the 40 recipients of Penn State’s annual graduate student awards, administered by the Graduate School in collaboration with several Penn State units.
Andrew Gilbert is a senior majoring in energy engineering, a field he was driven to for two reasons: the complex yet crucial harmony of different facets of the energy system working in unison to provide affordable, sustainable and reliable energy to society; and the necessity that his generation transform this system to one that’s carbon neutral.
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) recognized exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Celebration, held on Sunday, April 23.
FeiFei Shi, assistant professor in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, received a $400,000 research and development award from the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) in the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to develop foundational research on the corrosive damage caused by molten salt in nuclear salt reactors (MSRs).
Susan Avery, president emerita of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deliver the commencement address for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ 2023 baccalaureate degree commencement ceremony.