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Trina Karolchik Wafle

Shared Research Facilities Director

Trina Karolchik Wafle joined SRF in January 2015, bringing more than 25 years of experience in research program development and research administration. She joined WVU as a technical editor in 1983 at the Energy Research Center, eventually becoming Deputy Director at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy where she has been responsible for proposal development, technical communications, business operations, and strategic planning. She has facilitated awards ranging from $5,000 to $3 million working with faculty from WVU’s STEM colleges. She 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.