A team of West Virginia University researchers are making railways safer by developing a Band-Aid-like protective jacket for tank cars that haul hazardous materials. The composite material, because of its superior puncture and fire resistance qualities, will prevent spills and leaks caused by accidents, ultimately protecting surrounding communities, the environment and emergency responders from disasters.
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WVU’s unique blend of engineering expertise helps secure Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia
A unique blend of expertise in multiple areas of engineering at West Virginia University, and a shared purpose have culminated in an integrated solution to meet the unique challenges of the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center, slated to be located in the West Virginia highlands.
Pedro Mago, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, and the Statler College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, announced the recipients of the College’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. The awards were distributed to the recipients in conjunction with WVU’s annual Diversity Week celebration.
West Virginia, birth place of Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, will now be at the center of developing the next innovation in barrier-breaking transportation.
WVU engineering student receives prestigious fellowship to continue sustainable transportation research
A doctoral student in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to further his research into sustainable mobility services in urban and rural communities.
In a letter from Vice President of WVU Talent and Culture, Cris DeBord addresses employee expectations for the Return to Campus in the fall.
Students will return to West Virginia University’s three campuses to begin fall classes on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the University announced Wednesday (June 3).
Mechanical engineer named new dean of WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
A distinguished higher education leader and expert in energy systems and sustainability – key areas in West Virginia University’s research – has been selected as the next leader of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
WVU engineering professor receives accolade for contributions to transportation industry in West Virginia
For over two decades, John Zaniewski’s research has focused on the needs of West Virginia, specifically towards improving the techniques and technology to create better road conditions in the state.
A loyal alumnus and his wife have continued their history of giving to West Virginia University with a $6 million gift that will expand opportunities for students, increase support for faculty, research and other programs in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.