Brownson to discuss sustainable energy quest at Research Unplugged

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jeffrey Brownson, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will present "Power Quest: Are We Solving the Sustainable Energy Puzzle?" at this week’s Research Unplugged series on Thursday, March 28, at 12:15 p.m. in Schlow Centre Region Library’s Downsbrough Community Room.

Research Unplugged is in its ninth year of bringing together a broad range of Penn State researchers and the State College community for informal conversation.

Brownson was the faculty director for Penn State's solar house, Natural Fusion, and mentored the student-run Natural Fusion team to a third place victory in two categories within the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., in 2009. He has a unique background as a materials scientist for solar energy conversion systems, having completed his degrees in geoscience, materials science, and environmental chemistry. He has a special interest in the exchange between the sciences, society and the arts.

Research Unplugged events will be held each Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. through April 18 and are free and open to the public, with complimentary light refreshments. Follow @PSUresearch on Twitter during the events for live updates each week.

Research Unplugged is made possible with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of University Relations and Schlow Centre Region Library.

Last Updated March 28, 2013