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Powering Tomorrow

New sources of power generation are needed to meet skyrocketing world energy demand. Penn State researchers innovate solutions and lead efforts that support scalable, abundant, safe, affordable, and clean energy.

Generating Results

As society continues to increase its energy consumption needs, improvements in energy sources, efficiency, infrastructure, policy, and management will become increasingly important to the process of stewarding natural resources.

Penn State researchers are searching for methods to meet the world’s need for reliable energy sources while considering the economic, environmental, health, and climate effects of energy generation.

Research areas include biomass energy, coal utilization for fossil and renewable energy, global unconventional shales, solar photoconversion, and wind energy.

Penn State is a leader in research on clean and efficient energy utilization strategies for engines, turbines, fuel cells, refrigeration, and many other devices. The University also leads in smart energy systems by focusing on topics such as CO2 capture, sequestration, and utilization, energy storage, and smart infrastructure.

Penn State engineers advocate for new ways to facilitate a global conversation about energy consumption, including how much energy is being used, the fuel sources that generate electricity, and how different parts of the world can reduce its carbon footprint.

Integrated Energy Systems Research


Featured IEE Researchers

Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Assistant Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

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Find more researchers studying integrated energy systems by clicking on any of the following topics:

Batteries Solar Electricity Energy Policy Energy Storage Hydrogen Power Shale Gas Wind Energy

Energy University

Energy is a Pennsylvania tradition. Energy has been a top industry in the Commonwealth since colonial times and is a field where Penn State has been a leader for over a century.

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Penn State is committed to advancing Pennsylvania’s global leadership in responsible and effective energy production and management.

In partnership with industry, government, and community stakeholders, we are collaborating across disciplines and campuses to address the globe’s most vexing energy challenges. We already rival the best of the world’s energy universities, with leading contributions in all aspects of energy research for the future. But we need to do more.

The stakes are high: affordable, accessible, clean, safe, and abundant energy is essential for humankind to survive, thrive, and progress. To ensure our global future, we must all work together to secure our energy future.

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Prospectus for Energy Research, Education, and Outreach at Penn State

We will continue building on our promise to provide the research, innovation, and leadership to achieve a bright and sustainable future for the Commonwealth, nation, and world.

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Integrated Energy Systems News

Featured Stories

Institutes partner on seed grants to promote computational climate research


Penn State faculty investigating the climate are encouraged to apply for the IEE-RISE 2022 Climate Seed Grant Program to receive consulting time from the RISE (Research Innovations with Scientists and Engineers) team.

Mentions: Erica Smithwick

Experts discuss critical infrastructure protection at annual Penn State workshop


Twenty-eight experts from various fields participated as panelists and presenters at the 2022 Critical Infrastructure Protection Workshop, jointly hosted by the Penn State Center for Security Research and Education; Center for Energy Law and Policy; and the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science.