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
Majid Foolad College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Plant Genetics

Genetic bases of plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses and genetic controls of fruit nutritional quality.

Chris Forest College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Associate Professor of Climate Dynamics

MIT Integrated Global System Model to examine the uncertainty of climate projections and their relation with uncertainty in forcing parameters as w

Kelleann Foster College of Arts and Architecture Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Community design and planning, with particular emphasis on the relationship between regulatory policies and the actual development's impact up

Chris Fowler College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Assistant Professor of Geography

Research examines the outcomes of local planning and economic development policies and local spending decisions to better understand how local poli

Lara Fowler Penn State Law IEE Assistant Director

Attorney and mediator focused on environmental and natural resource law, including water rights, water quality, flooding, tribal law, and Endangere

James Frazier College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Structure and functioning of insect chemosensory systems and on chemically mediated behavior, especially the feeding behavior of caterpillars.

Miriam Freedman Eberly College of Science Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Heterogeneous processes in the environment, and more specifically those related to atmospheric science; interaction of radiation with aerosol parti

Katherine Freeman College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Carbon, water and climate; biomarkers of ancient landscapes; fire markers; habitats of early humans; microbial biogeochemistry and biosignatures; o

James D. Freihaut College of Engineering Professor of Architectural Engineering

Indoor air quality and building science, enclosed space air quality issues, system constraints on air treatment/filtration solutions.

Kirk French College of the Liberal Arts Lecturer of Anthropology

Research interests include Maya water management, Mesoamerican culture history, urbanization, public space, human water usage, paleoclimate, human

Jose D. Fuentes College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Meteorology

Atmospheric/air chemistry; boundary layer, turbulence and carbon cycling; climate; and earth-atmosphere interactions, including pollutant depositio

Tanya Furman College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Geochemistry; igneous petrology; mantle evolution; and using geochemistry of mafic lavas and phenocrysts to unravel melt generation, segregation an

Mark Gagnon College of Agricultural Sciences Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar & Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Entrepreneurship in agriculture and natural resources, organizational behavior, forest and building product technology, sustainable entrepreneurshi

Heather Gall College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research interests center around the fate, transport, and impacts of emerging contaminants.

Michael Gannon Penn State Altoona Professor of Biology

Research interests lie in many areas of zoology, evolution, and museum science.

Steven Garrett College of Engineering United Technologies Corporation Professor of Acoustics

Thermoacoustic refrigeration complete systems that include a wide range of subsystems (electro-acoustic transducers, heat exchangers, resonators, s

Raghu Garud Smeal College of Business Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Research currently explores the emergence of novelty. Specifically, how new ideas emerge, are valued, and become commercialized.

David M. Geiser College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Plant Pathology

Research focuses on the molecular evolutionary genetics of fungi, mostly in the realm of molecular phylogenetics and systematics at the species lev

Jeremy Gernand College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Assistant Professor of Industrial Health and Safety

Research into improving safety and reliability risk assessment capabilities through the use of incomplete and surrogate information, and better inc

Noel Chris Giebink College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research interests highlight the combination of organic and inorganic materials in optoelectronic and photonic devices, with a particular emphasis

Fred Gildow College of Agricultural Sciences Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology

Virus-cell membrane interactions associated with virus transport through insect vectors that determine vector-specificity, virus microevolution ass

Leland Glenna College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society

Social and environmental impacts of agricultural science and technologies, the role of science and technology in agricultural and natural resource

Adam Glick College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Veterinary Science

Our research focus is on mechanisms of cancer - a development in squamous epithelia.

Stephan J. Goetz College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics

Role of markets and human capital in stimulating economic growth and development, and in reducing poverty.

John Golbeck Eberly College of Science Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Research focus is upon photosynthesis: specifically focusing on the study of Type I (iron-sulfur) reaction centers, including Photosystem I of cyan

Jillian Goldfarb Jillian Goldfarb College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Assistant Professor of Energy Engineering Biofuels and sustainable materials for environmental applications, thermal and chemical analysis, process design, and materials characterization
Enrique Gomez College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research focus is on understanding how structure at various length scales affects macroscopic properties of soft condensed matter.

Christine Gorby College of Arts and Architecture Associate Professor of Architecture

Research interests have focused mainly on design, history and theory in the built environment.

Larry Gorenflo College of Arts and Architecture Professor of Landscape Architecture

Research focuses on how people adapt to their natural and cultural surroundings, and it aims to develop designed environments that serve people as

Christopher Gorski College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Research utilizes advanced spectroscopic and electrochemical approaches to understand the mechanisms and thermodynamics of environmental redox proc

Sarah Goslee College of Agricultural Sciences Ecologist

Factors controlling plant species diversity in managed grasslands, including climate, soils, and biotic interactions, and the potential benefits of

Barbara Gray Smeal College of Business Professor of Organizational Behavior

Interorganizational relations, multiparty collaborative alliances, organizational and environmental conflict, team dynamics and sense making.

Denson Groenendaal College of Arts and Architecture Instructor of Architecture

Solar design and engineering for sustainable building design; sustainable communities and renewable energy systems for economic social cultural dev

William Groves College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Associate Professor, Industrial Health and Safety

Development of sensors and instrumentation for measurement of organic vapors, exposure assessment methods and strategies, biological monitoring and

Christina Grozinger College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Genomic analysis of social behavior in honey bees and other social insect species: molecular basis and evolution of chemical communication and host

Ying Gu Eberly College of Science Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Cellulose biosynthesis in plants: identification and characterization of novel components in cellulose synthase complexes to increase the efficie

Beth Gugino College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Elucidation and management of onion bacterial diseases, use of cover and green manure crops for the management of soil-borne pathogens, and deliver

Daniel Guide Smeal College of Business Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Design and control of closed-loop supply chains, product returns, remanufacturing and sustainable operations.

Mark J. Guiltinan College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Arabidopsis and other model species to advance research with tropical crops: core research areas are plant development, regulation of gene expressi

Jawaid Haider College of Arts and Architecture Professor of Architecture

Research interests include architectural issues relevant to design for children, architectural design education and comparative theoretical perspec

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