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Vikash Gayah named interim director of Larson Transportation Institute


Vikash Gayah, professor of civil engineering at Penn State, has been named interim director of the Penn State Larson Transportation Institute, effective Aug. 1.

Media mention: ‘What Will It Take to Charge Electric Vehicles Faster?’


Christopher Rahn, J. Lee Everett professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article about electric vehicles, range anxiety and the technology needed to improve EV charge times.

Energy, environmental seed grants awarded to interdisciplinary research teams


Nineteen interdisciplinary research teams received funding through the Institutes of Energy and the Environment’s (IEE) Seed Grant Program for 2023. This includes more than 75 researchers who are affiliated with 10 colleges and research units across seven Penn State campuses.

Conference draws transportation professionals to campus


Back in-person for the first time since 2019, the annual Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) gives industry leaders a chance to connect and share knowledge and ideas.

Eric Donnell named college's associate dean for research


Eric Donnell will take over as associate dean of research for the College of Engineering at Penn State, effective Jan. 1.

Engineers to explore ways to improve rural-urban commutes


Penn State researchers have received a planning grant from the Civic Innovation Challenge to study ways to improve rural-urban commutes. The six-month, $50,000 civic-engaged research award is funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Yiqi Zhang recognized for contributions to human factors engineering in transportation


Yiqi Zhang, assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State, was awarded the Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award by the Surface Transportation Technical Group (STTG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

Q&A with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding


Steve Bloser, director of Penn State's Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, discusses 25 years of Pennsylvania's Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads Program with Department of Agriculture Secretary Redding.

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