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.

Interested? Register your name or submit a researcher to this database.


Researcher Name Title Research Summary
Marc E. McDill College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Forest Resource Management

Research interests include forest management planning and economics, operations research, private forest management, property taxes, forest values

Bryan McDonald College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

American environmental historian who examines how interactions between humans and the environment have changed the landscape of challenges to the s

Dennis McLaughlin College of Engineering Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Experimental aerodynamics and aeroacoustics focusing on measurements that connect flow instabilities and turbulence to the radiated noise.

Timothy W. McNellis College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Studies the interaction of plants with bacterial pathogens at the molecular level.

Khanjan Mehta College of Engineering Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program

Research interests encompass affordable design; systems thinking; social entrepreneurship pedagogy; agricultural technologies and food value chains

Alfonso Mejia College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Research interests include hydrologic modeling and forecasting, hydrometeorology, human-natural systems, fluvial and river basin geomorphology and

Ali Memari College of Engineering Professor of Archetictural and Civil Engineering

Research interests include single-family and multi-family building design and construction; experimental and analytical evaluation of light-frame,

David Meredith College of Engineering Associate Professor of Engineering

Research interests include conventional and alternative energy sources and applications, pollution control methods (solid, water, air, noise and vi

Mark Mescher College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Entomology

Research focuses on the role of chemistry in mediating ecological and evolutionary interactions among plants, insects and pathogens.

John Messner College of Engineering Professor of Architectural Engineering

Specializes in the use of advanced visualization technologies to improve project design and construction education through the use of virtual facil

Judd Michael College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Sustainable Enterprises

Research interests include corporate environmental management, sustainable business management, forest industries business management, organization

Natasha Miles College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Research Associate, Meteorology

Miles is interested in boundary layer relationships, turbulence and carbon cycling, with an emphasis on CO2 measurements.

Bruce Miller College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Associate Director, Energy Institute

Research interests include stationary combustion systems (fixed-bed, pulverized and fluidized-bed) utilizing coal and biomass; advanced fuels evalu

Douglas A. Miller College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Associate Professor of Geography

Research interests include landscape ecology, geographic information science, remote sensing and soils.

David A.W. Miller College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology

Research interests include population ecology, quantitative ecology, avian and amphibian ecology, conservation decision analysis and life-history e

Webb Miller Eberly College of Science Professor of Biology and Computer Science and Engineering

Research area is computational molecular biology with a particular focus is the development of algorithms and software for comparing long DNA seque

Sharon Falcone Miller College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Assistant Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering

Research interests include stationary combustion systems (fixed-bed, pulverized and fluidized-bed) utilizing coal and biomass, coal and biomass con

Gareth Mitchell College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Research Associate, EMS Energy Institute

Research interests include coal to coke transformation, by-product and non-recovery coke making processes; coal to liquids transformation and direc

Suzanne Mohney College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Eletrical Engineering

Research investigates electronic and photonic materials with a focus on metal/semiconductor contacts for electronic and optoelectronic devices - an

Gary W. Moorman College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Plant Pathology

Research program concerns integrated management of zoosporic pathogens and irrigation water quality for a sustainable green industry.

Philip J. Morris College of Engineering Boeing/A. D. Welliver Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Research focuses on aerodynamic noise, turbulence modeling, computational aeroacoustics, acoustic and electromagnetic scattering,protective technol

Joel Morrison College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Research Associate, EMS Energy Institute

Research interests include biomass characterization and use in thermal applications, energy efficiency, marginal well production improvement, sedim

David Mortensen College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Weed Ecology

Research explores the interplay between the ecology of agricultural fields, field edges and forest fragments.

Arthur Motta College of Engineering Chair and Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Research interests include behavior of nuclear reactor materials under irradiation, including structural components and fuel cladding; materials un

Karl Mueller Eberly College of Science Professor of Chemistry

Research addresses the interfacial chemistry of materials (such as oxide glasses) and environmentally-important solids (including minerals, glasses

Chris Mullin College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Toxicology, pesticides and pollinator health, molecular mode of action of natural and synthetic toxins, insect gustation, selective biopesticides.

Dennis J. Murphy College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Research areas include applied research and education for: tractor and machinery safety issues; youth safety; classification of agricultural deaths

Thomas Murphy College of Agricultural Sciences Education Strategy and Planning Manager

Marcellus shale and topics associated with its development including landowner leasing issues, environmental impacts, the drilling process, infrast

Timothy Michael Murtha Jr. College of Arts and Architecture Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Research interests include cultural ecology; settlement ecology; anthropological archaeology; landscape anthropology/archaeology; agricultural inte

Raymond Najjar College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Oceanography

Research focus is on the impact of climate change on coastal regions, especially estuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S.

Peter Newman College of Health and Human Development Professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management Current research interests include visitor management in and regarding protected areas, soundscape/acoustic management in parks, transportation manage
Tracy Nixon Eberly College of Science Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research interests include functional bases of signal transduction and gene regulation by AAA+ATPases in bacteria, degradation of lignocellulose by

Andrew Nyblade College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research is focused on understanding the structure and dynamic evolution of continental lithosphere using a multidisciplinary approach.

Greg O'Toole Lecturer, Sr. Web UI Engineer

Research interests include sustainable web-media ecosystem design, media and the environment, locative media, political terrorism and the web, crit

Hiroshi Ohmoto College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geochemistry

Research interests include astrobiology, stable isotopes, ore deposits and Precambrian geochemistry.

Curtis Omiecinski College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Veterinary Science

Research is focused on the molecularbiology of mammalian biotransformation.

Brian Orland College of Arts and Architecture Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture

Research interests include environmental perception and the computer modeling of environmental impacts.

Nancy Ostiguy College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Entomology

Research interests are in the area of sustainable and organic agriculture.

Zoubeida Ounaies College of Engineering Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include development of unique combinations of mechanical-electrical-chemical coupling in polymers and polymer nanocomposites.

Frans Padt College of Agricultural Sciences Senior Lecturer, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Research embraces landscape and environmental planning, including the role of leadership and institutions therein.

Pages