Affiliated Researchers

Affiliates are Penn Staters who have a connection to or an interest in the work of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Currently, 824 faculty and researchers from across Penn State, including the Commonwealth campuses, are affiliates of IEE.

Abdallah S. Abdallah Abousheaisha


Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering (Behrend)
Top research keywords: Radio Access Networks, Vehicular Networks, Network Protocols, Resource Allocation, Cooperative Networks

Dave Abler


Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Top research keywords: Pollution Control, Farm, Nonpoint Pollution, Income, Ambient Taxes

James Adair


Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Top research keywords: Nanoparticles, Powders, Micelles, Lead Titanate, Barium Titanate

Paul R. Adler


Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS-Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

Kofi Adu


Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (Altoona)
Top research keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Phonons, Nanowires, Phonon, Nanowire

Peter Aeschbacher


Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Lee Ahern


Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Top research keywords: News, Magazine, Gun Control, Moderator, Visual Communication

Istvan Albert


Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Top research keywords: Genome, Jamming, Granular Media, Microbiota, Drag

Nasim Alem


Norris B. McFarlane Faculty Career Development Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Top research keywords: Monolayers, Transition Metals, Boron Nitride, Monolayer, Graphene

Konstantinos Alexopoulos


Assistant Research Professor, Chemical Engineering
Top research keywords: Catalysts, Butenes, Dehydration, Zeolites, Catalyst

Jean Paul Allain


Department Head, Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering
Top research keywords: Plasmas, Lithium, Sputtering, Ions, Irradiation

Sarah Allen


Assistant Professor, Biology, Penn State Altoona
Top research keywords: Eocene, Fossils, Fossil, Paleoecology, Paleoclimate

Richard Alley


Evan Pugh University Professor, Geosciences
Top research keywords: Ice, Ice Stream, Ice Sheet, Antarctica, Ice Core

Theodore R. Alter


Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
Top research keywords: Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Tax Capitalization, Performance Evaluation

Shantu Amin


Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Top research keywords: Epoxy Compounds, DNA Adducts, 5-methylchrysene, Adduct, Benzo(a)pyrene

Sridhar Anandakrishnan


Professor, Geosciences
Top research keywords: Antarctic Regions, Ice Stream, Antarctica, Ice, Ice Sheet

Charles Anderson


Associate Professor, Biology
Top research keywords: Arabidopsis, Cell Wall, Cellulose, Cell Walls, Cellulose Synthase

Leann Andrews


Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Top research keywords: Peru, One Health, Gardens, Poverty Areas, Mental Health

Joel Anstrom


Senior Research Associate, Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
Top research keywords: Hybrid Vehicles, Lithium-ion Batteries, Electric Motors, Literature Review, Dynamic Control

Sohail Anwar


Professor, Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences & Technology (Altoona)
Top research keywords: Engineering Technology, Students, Education, Voltage, MOSFET

Chiamaka Anyanwu


Ph.D. Student

Dahi Taleghani Arash


Associate Professor, Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME)
Top research keywords: Cements, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydraulics, Fluids, Proppants

Christopher Arges


Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Top research keywords: Membranes, Negative Ions, Block Copolymers, Electrolytes, Anion Exchange Membrane

Andrea Argüelles


Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Top research keywords: Ultrasonics, Polycrystals, Attenuation, Transducers, Scattering

Barbara Arnold


Professor Of Practice in Energy and Mineral Engineering, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)
Top research keywords: Coal, Flotation, Froth Flotation, Coal Preparation, Density (specific Gravity)

Jill M. Arriola


Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Somayeh Asadi


Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering
Top research keywords: Energy Utilization, Scheduling, Hot Temperature, Renewable Energy Resources, Asphalt Pavements

Abu Asaduzzaman



Top research keywords: Adsorption, Atoms, Density Functional Theory, Electronic Properties, Electronic Property

John Asbury


Professor, Chemistry
Top research keywords: Electrons, Singlet Fission, Perovskite, Infrared Spectroscopy, Electron Injection

Sarah Assmann


Waller Professor, Biology
Top research keywords: Arabidopsis, Abscisic Acid, Guard Cells, Heterotrimeric GTP-Binding Proteins, GTP-Binding Proteins

Sez Atamturktur


Department Head and Harry and Arlene Schell Professor, Architectural Engineering
Top research keywords: Uncertainty, Calibration, Numerical Models, Experiment, Model Calibration

Julian D. Avery


Assistant Research Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management
Top research keywords: Sialia Sialis, Bird, Sexual Conflict, Bycatch Reduction Device, Habitats

Pep Aviles


Stuckeman Career Development Assistant Professor, Architecture
Top research keywords: Nikolaus Pevsner, Autarky, Photography, Modern Architecture, Contingency

Osama Awadelkarim


Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Top research keywords: Oxides, Polysilicon, Silicon, Plasmas, Substrates

Luis Ayala


William A. Fustos Family Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)
Top research keywords: Gases, Gas Condensates, Fluids, Gas, Gas Reservoir

Rahman Azari


Associate Professor in Architecture, Architecture
Top research keywords: Life Cycle, Environmental Impact, Office Buildings, Algae, Daylighting

Mohamed Badissy


Assistant Professor, Dickinson Law (Carlisle)

William Bahnfleth


Professor, Architectural Engineering
Top research keywords: Irradiation, Air, Air Quality, Water, Electric Lamps

Jennifer Baka


John T. Ryan, Jr. Faculty Fellow, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Top research keywords: Biofuel, Energy, Wasteland, Biofuels, Energy Security

Tom Baker


Professor, Entomology
Top research keywords: Pheromones, Pheromone, Moths, Sex Attractants, Sex Pheromone