The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL) are shared multi-user instrumentation facilities at Penn State that tie together world-class instrumentation and expertise in a broad array of analytical techniques covering materials in all phases. EESL was created to offer researchers the opportunity to work with cutting-edge research equipment in the areas of energy and the environment.

In addition, EESL is available to industry professionals who need to utilize state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers technical support personnel who can assist with the testing. 

EESL provides a single administrative structure of shared instrumentation, space, funding and experienced researchers and promote excellent science and education in the arena of energy and environmental sustainability.

EESL is a part of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), which is focused on transforming data into knowledge and using that knowledge to make positive impacts in our communities and across the world. EESL is one way that IEE hopes to support researchers at the University, as well as other academic institutions.  

EESL extends the analytical capabilities of your research group, providing quick access to instrumentation and experienced researchers. Our researchers can work with faculty and students to help design field and laboratory research design, as well as to conduct sample analysis. In addition, our researchers are also available to train students on modern techniques and state-of-the-art instrumentation.