Jerry G. Rose, professor emeritus in the University of Kentucky Department of Civil Engineering, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was bestowed upon Rose by the Railway Engineering Conference Committee at the 15th International Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 3-4, 2019. Rose and graduate student Ethan Russell in concert with French Railway researchers presented trackbed-related research papers at the conference.
Rose began teaching at UK in 1971. His primary research interest in recent years has largely been railway engineering. UK’s railway engineering research began in 1980 with a student report and, today, extends into undergraduate courses, graduate studies, faculty research and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way student organization known as RailCats.