Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering / Dutton e-Education Institute
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 421A Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, University Park PA 16802 / Office hourse are online or in person by appointment
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Hello! My name is Mark Fedkin. I am an Associate Teaching Professor and Lead Faculty for the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) at Penn State.
The main areas of my professional interest are renewable energy and environmental sustainability. I received my Ph.D. in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Penn State University in 2003. Over the past ten years, I worked for the Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute at Penn State, doing research on a variety of renewable energy technologies, especially electrochemical energy systems – fuel cells, electrolyzers, and electrochemical sensors. In my studies, I was particularly focused on energy conversion mechanisms that take place at both macro- and nano-scale. At the same time, having a diverse *geo*–background (I also have a BS in Geology), I have always been interested in the complex interplay between the global natural and anthropogenic processes, their trends, and feedbacks between them in the planet history.
I have been teaching and developing courses for RESS for eight years now and very much enjoy working with the diverse professional audience in this program. I highly appreciate all the life experience and passion RESS students and faculty bring into the classroom, creating unique atmosphere for peer learning and innovation.
I am excited about the new semester and look forward to meeting you online!