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Spayde appointed director of Engineering Innovation Hub at WVU

A portrait of Dustin Spayde

Dustin Spayde has been appointed director of the Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) housed in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, effective May 16. 

Story by Adrianne Uphold, Graduate Assistant 
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Spayde previously served as an instructor and lab manager for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University, where he managed and maintained the mechanical engineering undergraduate laboratory and collaboration spaces. He was also responsible for designing, developing and overseeing construction of many new lab and collaboration spaces. 

“I am very excited about the array of opportunities the Engineering Innovation Hub offers to a wide variety of people and professions in a centralized location,” Spayde said. “This includes students and faculty across WVU, outreach and recruiting opportunities for the Statler College, and potential collaborations with the people and businesses of West Virginia.”

Prior to joining WVU, Spayde earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University. He taught courses such as modeling and manufacturing, experimental measurements and techniques and introduction to mechanical engineering at Mississippi State.

The EIH is designed to serve as the premier idea realization and fabrication space for the state of West Virginia. The EIH is dedicated to serving not only WVU students and faculty, but also the people and businesses of West Virginia. The mission of EIH is to support the state of West Virginia by increasing the accessibility to high end manufacturing and fabrication technology to anyone with an idea.

"We are delighted to have Dustin Spayde joining our College as director of the Engineering Innovation Hub,” Pedro Mago, dean of the Statler College said. “He brings significant experience, energy, and innovative ideas that will inspire students and faculty across WVU. I am confident he will provide strong leadership and take the Engineering Innovation Hub to the next level."



Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit

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