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, 561 faculty and researchers from across Penn State, including the Commonwealth campuses, are affiliates of IEE.

Dave Abler


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

Marc D. Abrams


Nancy and John Steimer Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management
Top research keywords: Quercus, Oak, Dendroecology, Acer Rubrum, Species Recruitment

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

Peter Aeschbacher


Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Lee Ahern


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

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

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

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

Christopher Arges


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

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)

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

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

Mary Barbercheck


Professor, Entomology
Top research keywords: Cover Crops, Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Tillage, Soil, Cover Crop

Michael Barringer


Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
Top research keywords: Turbines, Combustors, Seals, Gas Turbines, Cooling

Rebecca Bascom


Professor, Department of Medicine
Top research keywords: Bronchoscopy, Nose, Smoke, Tobacco, Lung

Rick Bates


Professor, Plant Science
Top research keywords: Abies Fraseri, Fans (equipment), Ammonia, Phytophthora Drechsleri, Christmas Trees

Iliana Baums


Professor, Biology
Top research keywords: Anthozoa, Corals, Coral, Acropora Palmata, Coral Reefs

Deanna Behring



Top research keywords: Chat, Communication, Experiment, Experiments, Linguistics

Robert D. Berghage


Associate Professor, Plant Science
Top research keywords: Roofs, Roof, Green Roofs, Stormwater, Runoff

Philip Bevilacqua


Professor, Chemistry
Top research keywords: Catalytic RNA, RNA, Hepatitis Delta Virus, RNA Folding, Catalysis

David M. Beyer


Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Top research keywords: Mushrooms, Mushroom, Agaricus Bisporus, Composts, Substrates