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
Carlo G. Pantano College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests include glass surfaces, interfaces, and coatings; computer modeling of surface structure and water adsorption; silane monolayers

Richard Parizek College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor Emeritus of Geosciences and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Research interests include groundwater; glacial and environmental geology; radioactive waste isolation; environmental problems; glacial and karst h

Roxanne Parrott College of the Liberal Arts Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Research emphasizes the processes and outcomes associated with communication about health.

Harland Patch College of Agricultural Sciences Research Scientist, Entomology

Research focus is the decline of honey bee and other pollinator populations.

Andrew Patterson College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology

Research is focused on defining the role of PPARa in mitochondrial dysfunction associated with drug-induced hepatotoxicity.

Paul Patterson College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Poultry Science

Research focuses on environmental poultry management.

Mark E. Patzkowsky College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geosciences

Research interests include evolutionary paleoecology, stratigraphic paleobiology, invertebrate paleontology, quantitative paleobiology, biodiversit

Gregory Pavlak Gregory Pavlak College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering Pavlak’s research interests focus on increasing the intelligence and autonomy of building energy systems and generation technologies.
Eliza Pennypacker College of Arts and Architecture Professor of Landscape Architecture

Research interests include "artful rainwater design": stormwater best management practices (BMPs) that treat rainwater as a resource rath

Gary Perdew College of Agricultural Sciences John T. and Paige S. Smith Professorship in Agricultural Sciences

Research focuses on molecular mechanism(s) of toxicity, dioxin-mediated signal transduction, regulation of cellular homeostasis by the Ah receptor,

Joseph Perez College of Engineering Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering

Tribology is a multidisciplinary science. It is the study of the lubrication of moving surfaces

Horacio Perez-Blanco College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include energy systems to increase renewable capacity credit, namely wind, solar, pumped storage and gas turbines; turbomachiner

Jeffrey Peters College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogensis

Studies the role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) in the regulation of homeostasis, toxicology and carcinogenesis, with a par

Donna Peuquet College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Geography

Research interests are in the areas of geographic knowledge representation, knowledge discovery, spatio-temporal data models, spatial cognition, AI

Martin Pietrucha College of Engineering Professor of Civil Engineering

Transportation engineering specializing in highway design, highway traffic operations, highway safety, human factors, and transportation policy iss

Ross Pifer College of Agricultural Sciences Clinical Professor

Research focuses on shale gas development and the interface between agricultural and residential development.

Sarma Pisupati College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Chair of the Energy Engineering Program

Research interests include combustion behavior of fossil fuels in fixed; fluidized and pulverized modes; computational fluid dynamic modeling of co

Ute Poerschke College of Arts and Architecture Associate Professor of Architecture

Research interests include architectural design as a process of integration, theory of functionalism, relationship of architecture and technology,

David Pollard College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Senior Scientist Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

Research interests include numerical modeling of the Earth's climate, including 3-D atmospheric and ocean dynamics, vegetation and ice sheets;

Mary Poss Eberly College of Science Professor of Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Viruses as markers of host population dynamics, emerging virus infections, viruses and innate immunity, and pathogen interactions.

Denise Potosky Professor of Management and Organization

Intercultural communication and global human resource management.

Sandeep Prabhu College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology

Research interests include regulation of gene expression by oxidative, glycative and hypertonic stressors; molecular mechanisms underlying the anti

Esther Prins College of Education Associate Professor of Education

Research interests include critical and sociocultural perspectives of adult and family literacy; gender; civic engagement; and participatory approa

Virendra M. Puri College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Engineering

Research focuses on fundamental powder and powder mixture properties, multi-scale constitutive models and computational models for powder processes

Aleksandra Radlinska College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Research interests include cement and concrete in sustainable design; durability, shrinkage and cracking of concrete; reliability-based analysis of

Christopher Rahn College of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include dynamic systems modeling, analysis and control with application to flexible structures, battery systems, biologically in

Farshad Rajabipour College of Engineering Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Interested in sustainable materials for civil infrastructure, modeling transport in fractured porous media, damage prediction in early-age concrete

Ed Rajotte College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology

Research focuses on insect ecology and management in support of integrated pest management (IPM) systems.

Clive Randall College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Utilizes a combination of the material science approaches of structural-property-process-performance relations and coupling these with material phy

Jason Rasgon College of Agricultural Sciences Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology

Vector arthropods and the pathogens they transmit, with emphasis on release of genetically-modified mosquitoes for disease control, pathogen transm

Asok Ray College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests include optimization and control of continuously-varying and discrete-event dynamical systems, stochastic modeling and estimatio

Charles Ray College of Agricultural Sciences Associate Professor of Wood Products Operations

Research interests include wood products operations management; operations research; process control, simulation and optimization; statistical qual

Andrew Read Eberly College of Science Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology

Ecology and evolution of infectious disease.

Joan Redwing College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Electricial Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Research interests include electronic materials synthesis and characterization, metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy of compound semiconductors, wide b

John Regan College of Engineering Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interests include biological processes with an emphasis on nutrient removal, regrowth in drinking water distribution systems, fermentative

Tom Richard College of Agricultural Sciences Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Applies fundamental engineering science to microbial ecosystems, developing innovative strategies for a more sustainable agriculture and the emergi

Scott Richardson College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Research Associate, MeteorologyMeteorology

Research involves deployment of a network of surface layer measurement systems to detect drainage flows.

David Riley College of Engineering Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering

Research expertise includes sustainable building design, integrative design, solar photovoltaic systems integration, smart and sustainable housing,

Robert Rioux College of Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research interests include heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst design and synthesis, time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy of condensed systems, x-ray abso

Mark Roberts College of the Liberal Arts Professor of Economics

Interested in applied micro economics and industrial organization.

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