SRF Staff

Shared Research Facilities Administration

Shared Research Facilities Director

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Trina Karolchik Wafle

Trina Wafle has been with WVU since 1982, joining her alma mater as a technical communicator eventually becoming the Deputy Director for one of WVU’s longest-running research centers, the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. She is adept at program development, research administration, proposal development, technical communications, business operations, and strategic planning. She has facilitated awards from $5,000 to $3 million working with faculty from WVU’s STEM colleges and has coordinated efforts between faculty researchers and state and federal agency resources to achieve partnerships that further the advancement of energy technologies and environmental protection.

BioNano Research Facilities

BioNano Research Facilities Manager

Qi Zeng, Ph.D.

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Dr. Qi Zeng received her bachelor degree in chemistry in 2009 from Renmin University of China. Then she received her Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry in 2015 from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has developed nanoHPLC-MS analysis method for fruit fly hemolymph, using bottom-up proteomics. She has also worked as a research scientist for Reverse Osmosis membrane development in the polymer industry from 2015 to 2016. Her research is mainly focused on HPLC, GC and MS method development for raw, intermediate and final product quality control.

Dr. Zeng will be available to assist BNRF users on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Cleanroom Facilities

Cleanroom Manager


Harley Hart

Harley Hart is the Cleanroom manager for the SRF Cleanroom Facilities, located in both Downtown and Evansdale campuses. He is also in charge of the SRF X-Ray Diffractometer Lab on the Downtown campus. Hart has been working with SRF since 2009, enriching the staff skills with experience on material structural characterization and microfabrication processes.

Cleanroom Technician

Gregory Collins
Office: White Hall 409

Electron Microscopy Facilities

Electron Microscopy Facilities Manager


Marcela Redigolo, Ph.D.

Marcela Redigolo received her PhD in 2002 from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil working on characterization of CdTe quantum dots in glass matrix. She developed part of her experiments at Columbia University under Prof. Louis E. Brus. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Redigolo worked as Assistant Professor in Brazil working on biomedical engineering. In 2004, she moved to USA as a research associate at Vanderbilt University to develop novel rare-earth based nanostructure materials. Dr. Redigolo moved to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in 2008, after spending one year at the University of California in Irvine (UCI) as a visiting scientist. Her research focus at UTD was the development of functionalized magnetic beads for nanomedicine applications. Her experience with structure characterization of a variety of materials, especially with electron microscopy, brought her to WVU. Marcela is the Electron Microscopy Facility Manager.

Materials Characterization Facilities

Materials Characterization Facilities Manager

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Qiang Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Qiang Wang received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2003, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Physics from University of Colorado Boulder in 2008 and 2011. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE / LANL) from 2012 to 2015 and at the Material Science Division (MSD) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Wang’s research interests include interface magnetism in heterostructures, probed using polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR); and electronic structure of exotic matters, probed using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES).