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WVU Centers

WVU has a long history of successful energy research

The WVU Energy Institute focuses on connecting researchers at WVU across the many colleges and centers where the research takes place. 

Aligned with its mission as a land grant university serving the needs of the state, WVU established mining education, research, and extension programs nearly a century ago. Since 1979, WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy has advanced technology in key areas of concern to West Virginia’s energy industry from coal mining and processing to oil and gas extraction, energy efficiency, mine land reclamation, health concerns, and water use. 

Our Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources fosters education excellence, as well as research focusing on coal, oil and natural gas, electrical power management, engine efficiency, and energy materials, among others. 

Founded in the early 1990’s, the Natural Resource Analysis Center of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design provides analysis and data to drive decisions in economic development and environmental sustainability. 

Exciting work in carbon storage is in progress in the Department of Geology and Geography of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, which also has tremendous resources and expertise for geological analysis and mapping. 

These and over twenty other energy and environmental centers are currently working throughout WVU drawing from the expertise of more than 150 faculty members who are active in energy research at WVU.