Become an IEE Affiliate

Affiliates are Penn Staters who have a connection to or an interest in the work being done at and through the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Faculty and researchers from across Penn State, including the Commonwealth campuses, have become affiliates of IEE.

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Researcher Name Title Research Summary
Gian Rocco College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Research Assistant, Riparia

Applied herpetology and human-environment relationships.

C. Peter Romaine College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Plant Pathology

Research interests include transgenic manipulation of mushrooms for enhanced agronomic traits and manufacture of human therapeutic proteins, mushro

Asher Rosinger Asher Rosinger College of Health and Human Development Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health & Anthropology Water and dietary intake, water insecurity, hydration status, environmental and lifestyle transitions, anthropometrics, global health.
Gregory W. Roth College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Agronomy

Research interests include managing corn for silage production using different hybrids and management strategies and then using various models to e

C. Alan Rotz College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Engineer

Interested in management of farms for environmental stewardship and profit.

Matthew Royer College of Agricultural Sciences Director, Agriculture and Environment Center
Kusumal Ruamsook Smeal College of Business Research Associate, Center for Supply Chain Research

Research interests are in the areas of international and global sourcing, international logistics and supply chain management, and import process a

Steven Rubin College of Arts and Architecture Assistant Professor of Art

Documentary photographer.

Jerzy Ruzyllo College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research activities are in the area of manufacturing methods and devices for semiconductor micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics as well as proc

Carolyn Sachs College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Rural Sociology

Research examines issues of gender and agriculture and gender and environmental issues.

Demian Saffer College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research interests include active tectonics, fault/sediment mechanics and geohydrology.

Howard Salis College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering

Focuses on the development of rational design methods for engineering synthetic biological systems - metabolic pathways, genetic circuits and genom

Sajay Samuel Smeal College of Business Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting & STS

Research aims at clarifying some of the foundational assumptions of management thought and practice.

Elsa Sanchez College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Horticultural Systems Management

Research interests include researching and developing alternative crops for small-acreage growers, investigating different management methods for h

Domenic Santavicca College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include combustion dynamics in low emissions gas turbine combustors, active and passive combustion control, flame interactions i

Robert Santoro College of Engineering George L. Guillet Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include combustion and fire science, soot formation, spray and atomization phenomena, rocket propulsion, and gas turbine and Die

Michael Saunders College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Ecology and management of arthropods affecting viticultural systems.

Raymond E. Schaak Eberly College of Science Professor of Chemistry

Research interests include the intersection of solid-state chemistry, materials chemistry, molecular inorganic chemistry and nanoscience; new low-t

Stephen Schaeffer Eberly College of Science Professor of Biology

Interested in the genomic processes that alter gene and chromosomal frequencies in natural populations of plants and animals.

Kai Schafft College of Education Associate Professor of Education

Focuses on the intersection between social inequality and spatial inequality.

Barry Scheetz College of Engineering Professor of Civil Engineering

Use of similar waste materials for engineering into ceramic proppants for energy recovery.

Sven Schmitz College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Aerodynamics, wind energy and rotorcraft aeromechanics.

James Schupp College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Pomology

Involved in tree fruit research, which includes mechanization of peach and apple orchards; cultivar evaluations for apple, Asian pear and sweet che

Ayusman Sen Eberly College of Science Distinquished Professor of Chemistry

Research interests include catalytic hydrocarbon conversion and waste remediation; environmental chemistry; synthetic and mechanistic organotransit

Thomas Seybert College of Engineering Professor of Civil Engineering in Surveying

Studies the rainfall-runoff process in the urban environment.

Robert D. Shannon College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Research interests include wetland biogeochemistry, riparian wetlands, constructed wetlands for waste treatment and pollutant impacts on aquatic sy

Priya Sharma College of Education Associate Professor of Education (Instructional Systems)

Research interests mostly relate to the use of technologies to support learning in higher education, specifically the design of appropriate environ

Cooduvalli Shashikant College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Molecular and Developmental Biology

Research in evolutionary developmental biology is directed at analyzing vertebrate homeobox gene function.

Katriona Shea Eberly College of Science Professor of Biology

Research interest is in the use of ecological theory, particularly life history-based models, in population management.

Dennis Shea College of Health and Human Development Professor and Head, Health Policy and Administration

Research interests include the economics of aging; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and pr

Chaopeng Shen College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Areas of Interest:

Large scale computational hydrology

Land surface processes

John Shingler College of Agricultural Sciences Research Associate, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Research interests include energy conservation and policy, community and economic development, organizational behavior, and low income assistance p

James Shortle College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Research focus is on the design of economic incentives for managing environmental externalities.

Mark Shriver College of the Liberal Arts Professor of Biological Anthropology

Addresses questions related to recent human evolution -- in particular the evolution that took place during and after the spread of anatomically mo

Alok Sinha College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include vibration, control systems, jet engines, robotics, neural networks and nanotechnology.

Anand Sivasubramaniam College of Engineering Priofessor of Computer Science and Engineering

Research interests are designing, implementing, evaluating and tuning computer systems that span the spectrum of application domains from high perf

Tania Slawecki Research Assistant, Materials Research Institute

Research interests include characterization and properties of structured waters; therapeutic waters; bio-materials; regenerative agriculture and he

Rudy Slingerland College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research interests include sedimentology, clastic stratigraphy, Earth surface processes and geomorphology.

Edward Smith College of Engineering Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Research interests include rotorcraft dynamics and composite structures including all aspects of helicopter dynamics, including tailored composite

Sanford S. Smith College of Agricultural Sciences Senior Lecturer in Forest Resources and Extension EducationNatural Resources and Youth Extension Spe

Research interests include natural resources and youth education programs, adult volunteerism in conservation and environmental education, and fore

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