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Renewable and Alternative Energy Team Directory

Crops and Fuels Group

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program


814-863-3484

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Extension Educator, Agronomy


610-489-4315

Areas of Expertise:
  • Field Crops
  • Forages
  • Hay
  • Farm Business Management
  • Professor of Forage Management


814-863-1019

Areas of Expertise:
  • Perennial Warm-Season Grass Establishment and Management
  • Forage Crop Establishment, Management and Utilization
  • Forage Crop Production and Management
  • Educator Field and Forage Crops


814-333-7460

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agronomy
  • Pesticides
  • Soil Health
  • Soil Fertility
  • Nutrient Management
  • Forage Quality
  • Agricultural Operations Specialist


814-865-4433

  • Professor of Agronomy


814-863-1018

Areas of Expertise:
  • Grain crop management
  • Soybeans
  • Corn
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy
  • Winter wheat management and variety evaluation
  • Winter barley management and variety evaluation
  • Small Grains and Sorghum
  • Soybean management and variety evaluation
  • Corn management and hybrid evaluation
  • Interseeding cover crops in corn and soybeans
  • Forage crop evaluation and variety testing
  • Grain Crops
  • Sorghum management
  • Educator


717-840-7408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Research Associate


814-863-8124

Areas of Expertise:
  • fluid power
  • Doug Schaufler has operated the vegetable oil and biodiesel projects housed in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This project grew, harvested and pressed canola oil for fuel use in two tractors operated at the University Park farm. A second interest in this project is producing food grade oil from this process for niche marketers. Safety of biomass production systems covering crop establishment, growth, harvest and processing is a current research interest.
  • agricultural machinery
  • agricultural safety and health
  • edible oils
  • biodiesel
  • alternative fuels

Efficiency Group

  • Extension Educator
  • District 1


814-825-0900

Areas of Expertise:
  • Green Industry
  • Commercial Greenhouses
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program


814-863-3484

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Educl Prgm Spec


814-863-8214

  • Educator, Energy Savings and Renewables


724-837-1402

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agri-Energy Economic Development
  • Educator, Agricultural Engineering


717-840-7408

Areas of Expertise:
  • Farmstead Layout
  • Animal Shelter Design
  • Improving Existing Animal Facilities
  • Animal Comfort and Well Being
  • Animal Environment
  • Associate Professor of Wood Operations


814-865-0679

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forest Products Economics
  • Wood Industry Operations Research
  • Wood Identification and Taxonomy
  • Natural Resources Systems Analysis

Forest Group

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program


814-863-3484

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Extension Educator, Renewable Natural Resources


814-355-4897

Areas of Expertise:
  • Silviculture
  • Timber Sales
  • Forest Ecology
  • Forest Vegetation Management
  • Herbicides
  • Invasive Plants
  • White-tailed Deer
  • Youth Environmental Education
  • 4-H Forestry
  • Professor of Forest Resources


814-865-3994

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Private Forestry
  • Forest Economics and Finance
  • International Forestry
  • Bioenergy
  • Non Timber Forest Products
  • Agroforestry
  • Bio-Energy from woodlands
  • Associate Professor of Wood Operations


814-865-0679

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forest Products Economics
  • Wood Industry Operations Research
  • Wood Identification and Taxonomy
  • Natural Resources Systems Analysis

Waste Group

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program


814-863-3484

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation
  • Educator Field and Forage Crops


814-333-7460

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agronomy
  • Pesticides
  • Soil Health
  • Soil Fertility
  • Nutrient Management
  • Forage Quality
  • Educator, Energy Savings and Renewables


724-837-1402

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agri-Energy Economic Development

Wind and Solar Group

  • Educator, Energy Savings and Renewables


724-837-1402

Areas of Expertise:
  • Agri-Energy Economic Development