EMS Energy Institute

The EMS Energy Institute at Penn State is a leading research and development organization focused on energy science and engineering. The Institute is located within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and is one of Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

From solving challenges related to fossil fuels to exploring new technologies for alternative energy, we are involved in almost every aspect of energy research. We are 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. In order to realize our 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