Randy Vander Wal photo
Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Email: 
ruv12@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-5813
Office Address: 
203 Hosler Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Research Summary: 

Research focuses on nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes, onions, capsules, metal oxide semiconductors, noble and transition metal catalysts and nitrides. Applications include composites, tribology, sensors, Li ion batteries, catalysis and optical pressure and temperature sensing. Current research includes energy utilization, storage, conversion, conservation and generation; carbon construction; microplasmas; and atmospheric research.