Carl Irwin makes friends with Baxter the Robot during a TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Conference.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After 50 years of service to WVU, Caulton (Carl) Irwin will retire March 31. The university community is invited to join in celebrating his achievements and wishing him well Friday, April 5, from 4-6 p.m., first floor lobby at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, 1272 Evansdale Drive.
RSVP to Angela Shock at 304.293.6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3.
Irwin began his WVU career as a professor in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ Mathematics Department. More recently, he served as director of the TransTech Energy Research and Business Development Program, an initiative he founded that advocates for the development of transitional energy technologies. The program has helped over 150 energy and advanced manufacturing researchers, innovators, and business startups throughout the Mid-Atlantic region engage with financial investors and move towards commercializing their products and ideas.
Irwin also founded and directed Industries of the Future-WV, a public-private initiative that matched industries’ research needs with WVU’s research expertise. Irwin’s vision, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to supporting students, the university community, innovators and business startups have been instrumental to the success of many at WVU and throughout the region. In his words, he will now be transitioning into a “Retirement of the Future.”