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EMS Energy Institute

The EMS Energy Institute is a leading research and development organization focused on energy science and engineering. From solving challenges related to fossil fuels to exploring new technologies for alternative energy, the EMS Energy Institute is involved in almost every aspect of energy research. It is committed to diversifying the nation’s energy sources, improving the efficiency by which we generate and use that energy, and expanding the use of our indigenous resources while relying less on non-domestic sources of energy.

The Institute is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE).


In order to realize this vision to be the leading research hub for energy science and technology development, the Institute has developed a mission that encompasses four main objectives.

  • Produce advanced energy research
  • Enable the development of novel energy technologies
  • Engages graduate and undergraduate students in energy research
  • Promote energy-related outreach by providing technical support to industries in the U.S. and abroad

Learn more

To learn more about the EMS Energy Institute, please vist the EMS Energy Institute website.