Jillian Goldfarb will join the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State in January 2018 as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on the issues surrounding energy generation and its impact on the environment. Her approach to the integrated biorefinery incorporates inorganic compounds into cellulosic feedstocks — or the raw materials used for an industrial process — to engineer co-products such as nanomaterials, electrodes or heterogeneous adsorbents. She received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Brown University. Her most recent position was as an assistant professor in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at Boston University.