O’Brien Energy Research Fund

Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Albert O’Brien, the Energy Institute is able to provide seed funding to WVU energy researchers tackling critical issues regarding the future of energy.

In its first round of funding in 2017, the O’Brien Energy Research Fund funded six projects for a total of $250,000. Those projects have since generated an additional $3 million in external funding. The current round of 2018 funding is ongoing.