Dr. Jeffrey Brownson
Dr. Jeffrey Brownson is Associate Professor of Energy & Mineral Engineering, and Solar Option lead for the online intercollege Masters of Professional Studies program in Renewable Energy & Sustainability Systems, both at Penn State University. Dr. Brownson serves as co-director for the 2iE-PSU Centre for Collaborative Engagement based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Solar Energy Society, representing the interests and voice of students and faculty from the academic sector, and advocating the critical importance of our young professionals in the health and future of the organization. He researches the evolving interdisciplinary themes of photovoltaics, community solar integration, solar resource assessment, energy engineering and economics, and sustainability in the built environment. His work has lead to transformative approaches in designing solar energy conversion systems, sustainable materials selection, economics of solar assets, and measuring the solar resource.