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
Liz Hajek College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Stratigraphic record to reconstruct past landscape conditions and predict sedimentary-system dynamics including autogenic sedimentary processes, re

John M. Halbrendt College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Plant parasitic nematodes and nematode-transmitted virus diseases of fruit, development of ecologically sound and sustainable nematode management p

Marvin H. Hall College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Forage Management

Research is primarily oriented towards the production and utilization of conserved forages.

Reginald Hamilton College of Engineering Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanics of multifuncitional stimulus-responsive materials for multiscale advanced manufacturing targeting materials design for actuation, sensing

Pamela Hankey College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Immunology

Role of receptor tyrosine kinases in normal physiology and disease progression and the downstream signals that mediate these responses in vitro and

Amanul Haque College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include mechanical, thermal and electrical properties and their coupling in nanoscale materials; micro and nanofabrication; and

Murali Haran Eberly College of Science Associate Professor of Statistics

Research interests include statistical computing (Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms); spatial models (Gaussian random field models); methods for

Jayson K. Harper College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Agricultural Economics

Work on horticultural crops has included crop insurance, economic evaluation of plum pox virus, high tunnel production systems, alternative apple a

Karl Harris Office of the Vice President for Research Director, Electro-Optics Center

Development of electro-optic materials, components, and transition successful technologies needed for the advancement of the nation's defense

Eric Harvill College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Researches the interactions between microbial pathogens and host immunity in the mouse model using bacteria that naturally infect mice and closely

Bernd J. Haupt College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Senior Research Associate

Research interests include oceanography, paleooceanography, climate history, climate modeling and reconstruction, numerical modeling, water mass an

Daniel Haworth College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include computational thermal-fluids sciences including fluid mechanics, turbulence, combustion, numerical methods, IC engines,

Peter Heaney College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research interests include crystal structure analysis of minerals, environmental geochemistry, inorganic polymerization in aqueous fluids and phase

Paul H. Heinemann College of Agricultural Sciences Head and Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Engineering for Fruit Production Systems, Systems Modeling, Mushroom Production, Sensor Evaluation, Mechanized Fruit Thinning

John Hellmann College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Development and characterization of materials for gas turbines, advanced propulsion systems, and enhanced oil and natural gas recovery technology,

Rebecca Henn College of Arts and Architecture Assistant Professor of Architecture

Investigates the social structures of the built environment, frequently using lenses from organizational theory to better understand how technical

Michael Hickner College of Engineering Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Researches the connection between the molecular identity, nanophase structure, and the resulting transport properties in polymeric materials: focus

Clare Hinrichs College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Rural Sociology

Research broadly addresses questions of how transitions to sustainability are understood, negotiated, organized, contested and assessed.

Vasant G. Honavar College of Information Sciences and Technology Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, Professor of Computer Sc

My current research is focused on the development of algorithms for building predictive and causal models from large amounts of heterogeneous, high

Kelli Hoover College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Research interests include development of trapping techniques for the Asian longhorned beetle, gut microbial symbionts of the Asian longhorned beet

Mark Horn College of Engineering Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Research interests include sculptured thin films, micro and nanofabrication, photolithography, nanolithography and self-assembly, and MEMS.

Christopher House College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research interests include astrobiology, microbial paleontology, microbial diversity and cultivation, molecular evolution and geonomics, and geomic

Alexander Hristov College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Dairy Nutrition

Research interests include nutrient management, particularly reducing nutrient excretions from dairy operations; whole-farm nutrient balances; esti

Peter Hudson Eberly College of Science Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Explores disease dynamics in three main study areas: epidemiology and population dynamics, heterogeneities and parasite interactions, with implica

Carter Hunt College of Health and Human Development Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Research interests include tourism-supported biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development, impacts of tourism on both destinatio

Jeffrey Hyde College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Agricultural Economics

Research is primarily designed to provide insights into real world issues faced by farmers.

Mary Jane Irwin College of Engineering Robert E. Noll Professor and Evan Pugh Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Research interests include computer architecture, embedded and mobile computing systems design, power aware design and emerging technologies in com

Scott Isard College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Aerobiology

Research interests include aerobiology, movement and dispersal of organisms, meteorology, and field measurement focusing on the biological and mete

M. Thaddeus Ityokumbul College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Associate Professor Mineral Processing and Geo-Environmental Engineering

Research interests include mathematical modeling of multiphase reactors and contactors and application in design and scale-up of process equipment;

Tom Jackson College of Engineering Robert E. Kirby Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering

Expertise includes exploratory electronic devices and microfabrication techniques, thin film electronics, organic semiconductors, oxide semiconduct

Michael G. Jacobson College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Forest Resources

Bioenerrgy, sustainable forestry; forest economics, finance, policy, and taxes; agroforestry and non timber forest products; gas taxation, forest c

Edward C. Jaenicke College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Agricultural Economics

Current research investigates (i) pricing behavior by food retailing firms, (ii) food purchasing behavior by households, and (iii) the impact of th

Michael Janik College of Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering

Atomistic modeling approaches to study systems of relevance for advanced energy conversion technology.

John Janowiak College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Wood Products Engineering

Wood products processing and manufacturing,wood composite material systems, wood structural applications,and wood composite performance characteris

Gregory S. Jenkins College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Meteorology

Atmospheric/Air Chemistry: Biomass burning, soils and lightning in Africa provide natural and anthropogenic sources of ozone to th

Russell T. Johns College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Enhanced oil recovery, unconventional gas recovery, theory of gas injection processes, geothermal energy and well testing.

Peggy Johnson College of Engineering Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interests include reliability and uncertainty analysis, river hydraulics, bridge scour, stream restoration, watershed modeling and probabi

James Kalsbeek College of Arts and Architecture Associate Professor of Architecture

Building material reclamation.

Timothy Kane College of Engineering Professor of Electrical Engineering

Optical remote sensing, with an emphasis on laser radar (or lidar) with emphasis on optical propagation.

Eileen Kane Penn State Law Professor of Law

Teaches a range of courses that blend the latest scientific advancements and fast-paced legal developments in biotechnology, the Internet, patent l

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