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Richard Bajura

Professor Emeritus - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director - National Research Center for Coal and Energy

Richard Bajura has spent the past 21 years facilitating research programs in energy at West Virginia University. During this time he developed/managed eight major interdisciplinary, interinstitutional research programs addressing a wide range of energy applications from resource extraction to alternative fuels. He is skilled at coordinating and managing research programs involving multiple faculty members, multiple disciplines, and multiple institutions. As the current director of the NRCCE, he oversees a total budget of approximately $14 million per year. NRCCE resources include an expert business office for financial and administrative support of research programs and technical communications support for research reporting.


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Fluids Engineering, 1967

MSME, University of Notre Dame, Mechanical Engineering, 1964 

BSME, University of Notre Dame, Mechanical Engineering, 1962