Penn State Programs and Partners
The Institute of Energy and the Environment manages, supports, or is connected to a large number of institutes, consortia, centers, and programs at Penn State. Together, we help to advance interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach in Pennsylvania and around the world.
The Center for BioRenewables brings together Penn State’s broad expertise in plant biology, genomics, microbiology, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, bioengineering, and other related fields to make the discoveries that will enable plants to meet the current and future needs of human society, sustainably.
The Center for Lignocellulose Structure & Formation (CLSF) is a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center focused on developing a detailed understanding of lignocellulose, the main structural material in plants to advance sustainable energy and materials.
The Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) promotes interdisciplinary research and training that spans the gamut from the coastal zone including shallow-‐water tropical ecosystems of coral reefs, tropical and temperate lakes, and sinkholes to the deepest reaches of the sea.
The Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis (CMTC) provides a structure for the development of multi-investigator projects in the area of environmental toxicology across the university and to understand toxic effects of compounds at the molecular and biochemical level.
The Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES) establishes a novel environment for accelerating solutions to persistently "wicked" landscape-level challenges centered on agriculture, food, and the environment.
The Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center (PAWRRC) is one of the nation’s 54 water resources research centers and institutes that emphasizes the role of university research, education, and outreach in advancing problems related to water quality and quantity.
The Penn State Water Consortium brings together faculty, staff, and students from across the University, building upon long-standing strengths in engineering, natural, and social sciences, while expanding engagement with the health sciences, law and policy, emerging technologies, arts and the humanities, and other disciplines.
IEE builds and expands networks and collaborations at Penn State and beyond. This proactive effort creates new and innovative teams with other organizations that positively impact energy and environmental research around the world.