Energy and Mineral Engineering to host research showcase on Sept. 10

Ashley Nottingham
August 31, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — 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, in the Atherton Hotel Regency Ballroom in State College, Pennsylvania.

The showcase is a networking opportunity for students and industry leaders to explore research taking place in the department.

“The showcase will be a forum for people from all walks of life to interact with students, researchers and teachers engaged in all aspects of safe and sustainable energy production,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, department head and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering.

"The researchers affiliated with the department are working on developing practical strategies to solve some of mankind’s most pressing challenges related to safe, reliable and sustained delivery of energy, mineral and water resources. The theme for this showcase presents a more inclusive view of sustainability — one that embraces renewable energy production as well as efficient technologies for maximizing production of more conventional energy resources while minimizing the environmental footprint,” said Srinivasan.

Featured faculty talks include:

  • “Evaluating the Risks and Policy Responses for Air Emissions from Natural Gas Production in Pennsylvania,” by Jeremy Gernand, assistant professor of industrial health and safety.
  • “Environmental Systems Engineering,” by Meng Wang, assistant professor of environmental health and safety engineering.
  • “Making Sense of Uncoordinated Efforts to Address Climate Change," by Joel Landry, assistant professor of environmental and energy economics.

Landry said, “Although the recent decisions by the federal government to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and the Clean Power Plan may appear to have significant implications for global collective action to address climate change, many state and local governments in the United States and other countries continue to pursue policies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding the strategic incentives facing self-interested governments when deciding to reduce emissions is an important first step for understanding whether these uncoordinated efforts will provide enough cumulative emissions reductions to address the climate challenge.”

Talks will be followed by question-and-answer sessions. Attendees are encouraged to attend and interact with the presenters.

For a full schedule of events and pre-registration for the free luncheon visit

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Last Updated August 31, 2018