The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up its successful Rare Earth Recovery Project, which will include building a facility at a new acid mine drainage treatment plant near Mount Storm.
Debangsu Bhattacharyya, GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, received a $2.5-million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop an online monitoring tool, using AI, for boiler systems at coal-fired and natural gas power plants.
West Virginia University chemist Kung Wang is an architect—not the kind who designs houses – one who designs molecules. Wang is constructing a synthetic pathway to creating new molecular templates for growing carbon nanotubes, honeycomb-shaped tubes that are the foundation for applications in nanotechnology and for conducting electricity.
LMKR, an international petroleum technology company, has partnered with West Virginia University to expand student and faculty access to industry-leading software. Beginning fall 2019, the Department of Geology and Geography will implement LMKR’s suite of GeoGraphix® and GVERSE, a gift valued at $8.2 million.
Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the Water Research Institute at West Virginia University’s Energy Institute, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Tuesday, May 14, on recent research advances on the development of a domestic source of rare earth elements.
Harrison “Henry” Loh, a doctoral student conducting research in materials science and engineering at West Virginia University, is the recipient of a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award will allow the Wheeling native to expand his research in the area of flexible technologies and devices.
Gene Cilento, the inaugural Glen H. Hiner Dean in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will step down from the administrative position he has held at West Virginia University for 19 years, effective June 30.