Fernando Lima, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, has earned a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work to improve modular systems for energy applications. The award comes with $500,000 in funding over a five-year period.
Law students from across the country will be in Morgantown March 16-18 for the seventh annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law. Students in the competition will argue a legal problem involving a state’s effort to subsidize electricity generators using particular fuel sources, such as coal, in order to produce local economic benefits.
What’s on the horizon for West Virginia’s emerging tech-based economy? Join TechConnectWV and West Virginia University’s TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program to see firsthand the state’s groundbreaking innovations and companies at the 2017 “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol.”
Researchers at West Virginia University’s Institute for Water Security and Science have been busy since the Institute got off the ground in early 2016, and they are eager to share their research with attendees at their upcoming spring symposium from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.
The United States Department of Energy has marked an engineering research project at West Virginia University as a high potential opportunity to make a demonstrable impact on the country’s energy portfolio and to do it quickly. The University has received $1.25 million from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The award will be used to develop technologies for converting electrical energy from renewable resources into energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels – that is, fuels that do not increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
West Virginia University has joined a national effort to turn natural gas into valuable products and do it at the well. This serves a real-world need for many production locations in the Marcellus Shale, especially those in West Virginia, where some shale gas resources are stranded without pipeline infrastructure, which affects access and price.
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, has joined forces with the world’s largest Earth Day initiative, Earth Day Texas, to conduct the 2017 Kickoff Event for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey. Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of an inaugural one-day alternative fuel vehicle summit, coordinated by the NAFTC.
Michael McCawley, interim chair of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences has co-authored a study on the effects of the noise levels of hydraulic fracturing on health outcomes, including annoyance, sleep disturbance and cardiovascular health.