Making a quantum leap to a quantum computer

David Starling, associate professor of physics, has been working toward developing a quantum computer — a device that could outstrip even the most powerful of today’s (and tomorrow’s) supercomputers. His hope? The computers can someday help solve complex problems affecting human society, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passing on a passion for nature

Megan Schall has been fond of nature and the environment ever since she was a kid. Now, as an assistant professor of biology, she is passing her passion on to new generations of young people.

Inspired and energized

After a sabbatical at a German university and research center, an associate professor of engineering at Penn State Hazleton came back impressed by Germany’s leadership in renewable energy and committed to doing everything he can to help renewable energy play a bigger role in meeting U.S. energy needs.

How does solar energy affect the electrical grid?

Just as throwing a stone into a lake creates a ripple effect, creating a solar energy system can have a significant impact on energy supply and prices in big multi-state regions, according to a Penn State Hazleton faculty member whose research focuses on renewable energy.
Through her research studies, Mesude Bayrakci-Boz has examined how solar energy production could affect electricity supply in a region consisting of Pennsylvania and 12 other states.