Energy and Environment
As a growing society, we require energy to fuel the global economic growth that will lift many people out of poverty. We also need more water and clean air to meet the basic needs of our growing population.
This quest for an expanded energy supply includes research into solar cells, batteries, fuels from renewable biomass, and the environmentally responsible production and use of fossil energy resources. Research related to expanding water resources deals with desalination. At Penn State, we use experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to make major advances in this field.