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Researchers at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are breaking barriers and pushing the frontiers in the fields of engineering and technology.

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West Virginia University has been ranked 121st with $187.512 million in total research and development expenditures. The Statler College accounts for nearly $42.5 million, which represents 23 percent of total research expenditures of the University. Statler College ranks 84th in the NSF survey.

Seven disciplines in the Statler College ranked in the top 100 of the survey:

  • 26 / Mechanical Engineering
  • 34 / Industrial Engineering
  • 64 / Chemical Engineering
  • 70 / Materials Science
  • 81 / Civil Engineering
  • 83 / Electrical Engineering
  • 95 / Aerospace Engineering

Quick Facts

165 research labs

67 support labs

12 support shops

13 NSF Career Award Winners since 2010

11 US Patents
5 Foreign Patents

Orange clean room in the nano lab

Active Partnerships

Statler College has over 300 active partnerships with outside academic institutions, industry, national laboratory, state and federal agencies.

5 R&D 100 "Oscars of Innovation" awards

Meet former Grad Students

Listen as former grad students talk about their NSF graduate experiences.

Andy Maloney

Andy Maloney

Jacob Cordonier

Jacob Cordonier

Nicholas Ohi

Nick Ohi

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