From developing NanoJackets, an innovative drug delivery device that infiltrates tumors to deliver cancer therapies, to exploring the impact of a changing climate on the Earth’s ecosystems, researchers in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are exploring new frontiers and tackling the top scientific challenges in the earth, energy, and materials sciences and engineering.
OUR RESEARCH IMPACTS THE WORLD
Penn State is a premier research institution and faculty in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences work side-by-side with both graduate and undergraduate students in active and original scholarly inquiry. For example:
- We are developing enhanced recovery techniques for petroleum and gas reservoirs.
- We are conducting research with drones.
- We are pioneering approaches to cancer therapy, which rely on advances in nanotechnology to infiltrate tumors and deliver a therapeutic agent.
- We are investigating the social-ecological interactions of agriculture and food security.
- We are developing new computational methodologies and cyberinfrastructure solutions for the analysis of geospatial 'big data.'
- We are studying study of the chemical composition of the Earth's atmosphere.
Our research impacts the world!
EMS RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
The Paul F. Robertson Award for the EMS Breakthrough of the Year was created in 2012 with support from a generous gift by EMS alumnus Paul F. Robertson. The award recognizes research achievements over the previous year. View videos below showcasing award winners.