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UK Mining Engineering, CAER - DOE Funding for Rare Earth Element Research

DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy recently announced that the three projects have been selected to receive approximately $3 million for research aimed at producing salable rare earth elements from domestic coal and coal by-products. UK’s Department of Mining Engineering is a partner on one of those projects while UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is a partner on another project.


Stamatiadis Wins Greek Diaspora Fellowship

Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering Nikiforos Stamatiadis has received research funding from the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.


UK Students to Livestream August Eclipse as Part of National Project

team of University of Kentucky students, led by College of Engineering Professor Suzanne Smith, is preparing to launch two high-altitude weather balloons on Aug. 21 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to livestream footage of the 2017 total solar eclipse.


Students & Faculty Travel the Region for the Power & Energy Experiences Course

During the summer, few students want to sit in a classroom for hours; thankfully for students in the Power and Energy Experiences course, education is all about observing real facilities in action—first-hand.


UK Offers Free Workshop to Small Water and Sewage Utilities in Appalachia

To help small communities manage their water utilities, the University of Kentucky is offering a free, full day workshop titled, "Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water and Wastewater Systems."


New Book on Renewable Energy and Systems

Dan M. Ionel, Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, has co-authored and co-edited the book titled Renewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB® and ANSYS®, published by CRC Press.


Formula Kentucky Team Competes at Michigan International Speedway

Formula Kentucky, the University of Kentucky’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Team, competed in the Formula SAE® Michigan competition held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, May 10-13. Its appearance marked the second year in a row in which UK has participated in the event. Thirteen team members made the trip.


Doerge and Creech Win 2017 Staff Excellence Awards

This fall, Jennifer Doerge was recognized for her excellence as the Institution Staff of the Month from the (NRHH) National Residence Hall Honorary. Jamie Creech recieved a Staff Excellence Award, non-exempt category.


Chen Receives $100,000 Grant for Nanoscale Materials & Sensors Research

A startup company, Advanced Semiconductor Processing Technology (ASPT), LLC, has awarded an $80,000 grant to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Zhi David Chen for research at the University of Kentucky on novel perovskite solar cells.